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I’m a popster pushing 50 and need some advice on how to tone up the area of your arm (near your arm pit) that gets saggy as you get older. Anything specific exercise I should be doing?
Great video. Its a different approach to working on the upper arms and body than I am used to. I normally isolate muscles and work on each muscle group on seperate days. I found that however as I am getting more busier this dosen’t seem to be as effective as it was as I don’t always get the time to do a full workout. I will try your workout over the next couple of days
I’m a beginner who just had a baby and I’m trying to get rid of the baby weight!!! I’m totally obsessed with POP Pilates ;)
Hi Casey, I just joined you yesterday so I was about to do these works and then i saw there are 3 videos about Tone Arms. Now, I’m lilttle bit confused. My question is, Do I have to do all of these tones arms works or i can choose one? Thank you :)
I just started Bloilates yesterday and so far I OMG LOVE IT!!! I just did your Bikini Blaster 7: Bodacious Back + Sleek Shoulders… whoo on fire!! I am looking forward to getting my body in to tip top shape after having baby #2 5 months ago with your #newbodymakeover that I’ll be starting next week (super excited) and I pretended that my husband’s next plane ticket home from deployment was in between my elbows lol…. Man I have never pinched those puppies so tight in my life thanks Cassey!!! <3 HOOAH!!
Cassey is the best gym partner ever. Even from 1000 miles away, she knows when I’m about to give up on a workout and calls me out on it. “Don’t you dare put those arms down!”
Thanks again for the motivation I need to achieve my best!
My arms feel amazing!!
Just did the upper body and sculpted back video. This was awesome!
I love your haircut in this video ! Yoour sooooo beautiful Cassey really <3 You're the best !
HEYY , what kind of dumbell does cassey use ?? i dont have one so wanna know what kind of dumbell cassey is using
I just did 1 hour exercise with your videos and I loved it! I focused on arms and legs today (because my obliques and abs still hurt a bit because I did them 2 days ago):
I had to share with you how much fun I have exercising and doing pilates with you. And the applause arm workout was one of the most fun exercises in my life!!! :D Loved it!
Thank you so much for your videos, I love them, and you!
I hope we will continue to have fun together!
See you again tomorrow,
Silvia. :) :-*
I have a question about modifying workouts for people with bad wrists. The ligaments in both my wrists are hyper extended. When I attempt plank or try to lift weights in some of the moves it hurts. There is no cure for hyper extended ligaments and I really want to work out. Could you do a video of modified poses for people with wrist limitations?
I’m not going to lie, the VS Angel Arms just about killed my arms. But it is one of my favorite workouts so it’s ok. ;) Cassey, I was wondering if you could make some exercises that I could do while studying because honestly, I’m still in school and I am focusing on my studies and even taking the time to do something like 8 Minute Abs messes up my schedule completely. Could you give us some simple exercises that you could do while studying or doing homework? That would seriously be the most amazing thing ever. Like I said, even taking time to do one of your shorter workouts seriously interferes with my studying and class schedule.
Not even having 8 minutes a day to focus on exercise is probably bad for your health stress-wise…but that being said:
-calf raise work-out, you can easily memorize the routine and then do it while you read a book propped at the right height (grand piano, box on top of table, etc.)
-squat work-out (I forget what she calls hers–”call me maybe” I think?)
-a lot of the leg moves where you are lying down are easy to do while watching/reading something. I highly recommend you get a bookstand to make this easier for you.
-if you have to memorize things, like vocab, you could put those words some place eye-level and then do the arm routines/backless routines. You might actually integrate the information more powerfully because of the extra blood-flow to the brain.
Just some thoughts from a non-expert.
I’m not sure what your school situation is like, but I was in a similar situation last year and you CAN do it if you reorganize your time and priorities. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but not even having 8 minutes is an excuse. You have to make the time. Last year I was in graduate school and doing a full-time internship… I left my apartment at 7 AM, got home at 6:30 PM, and had about 6 hours worth of studying, homework, plus internship work to do each night. That doesn’t even include things like cleaning and cooking. The only way I could get everything done was with strict discipline and good time management. I completely dedicated my weekends to working ahead on school work. I gave up TV, messing around on the computer, and going out to parties every weekend because I knew this was one of the most challenging academic times of my life and I wanted to focus on my school/career. By working hard and managing my time on weekends, I was able to get 8 hours of sleep a night, have healthy home-cooked dinners at home, and stick to a workout routine. I got in great shape and earned my master’s degree with a 4.0 GPA!
My point is, there is no point making excuses because you CAN make time, you just have to give up something. I used to go out every weekend and it took awhile to accept that I couldn’t achieve my goals while maintaining my social life. Now that it’s behind me I’m happier than ever and feel accomplished… and I can have a lot more fun knowing that I worked hard to earn it. :) Just re-evaluate your priorities and drop the excuses!!
hey ! Cassie and any other here i want to ask tht “Arms on Fire” can be done daily or in alternative days? plzz help!!
You should alternate days so that your muscles have a chance to rebuild. During a good workout your muscles tear apart slightly; when they repair they get stronger. That’s why when you do her monthly calendar she almost never focuses on the same body part two days in a row. That’s also why she gives one rest day each week, so that your entire body has a day to recover. Maybe alternate between “Arms on Fire” and “Abs on Fire” or “Butt on Fire.”
Hey Cassey, I have a question. So, I’m not exactly a beginner to this website, BUT I am a beginner to doing arm workouts. I always avoided them because they’re horribly difficult for me, but I want to tone all of my body so I’m starting to add arm exercises in now. The problem is, all of these a super hard for me, a girl who has little to absolutely NO upper body strength whatsoever! It’s sad, I know, but my question is: Are there any arm videos for beginners that I should try? Or should I just push myself on these videos until I can’t do it anymore? Thanks for everything!! :)
Cassey did say in her beginner butt video that instead of doing videos just made for beginners, do the normal videos for however long you can do them. Or find one exercise in the videos that is easier for you to do and work your way up. I have to do that with some of the videos. :) Hope this helps.
Thanks! That helped a lot :) I’m gonna do what you said and just try the normal videos for as long as I can
I personally think the backless dress video is something I can do well as a beginner, as are the moves in the beginner total body videos.
However, it would be awesome to have a beginner video for arms/upper body so that we can learn more about form and bring that with us to the harder videos. It IS hard to know how to modify these super-hard exercises when you’re new to pilates.
I started doing your videos again recently, because I stopped temporarily to focus on the beginning of the school year. I must say, this is the most fun workout blog ever :) I use videos for each body part, and they are always laugh out loud and I feel much better afterwards. Today I finished the “Want You Back” arms challenge again. It was much more difficult than it was a while ago! I can barely move my arms as I type this. Your site will definitely help me get back in shape. Thanks so much!!
Having reead this I thought it was rather enlightening.
I appreciate you finding the tiume and energy to put this information
together. I once again find myswlf personally spending way too much
time both reading aand posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!
Feeling my arms burning tonight! :)
I would love some Justin Timberlake! “Suit and Tie’ or “Take Back the Night”
hiya, needing some help coz i’m a total newb with this stuff. with cassey’s weights, she said she’s using 5′s. are both weights 5lbs each or is it a 5lb pair, as in each weight is 2.5 lbs? not sure how this all works. thanks :)
When you count weights, you count only one weight, so it’s 5 lbs per dumbbell.
Hi Cassey! Thank you so much for posting these videos! I’ve been following your channel and whenever I get the chance I exercise to your videos in my dorm! Your energy keeps me going and inspires me to stay on the clean path! Thank you so much!!!
This arm workout kicked my ass! haha I don’t know if I will be able to take notes in class bc of how sore its going to be! Haha Seriously the triceps dip with an extend leg was so crazy!! Anyways thank you!
Wow…i have been doing weights but these are just killers!!!great workout! My arms are sore as hell
You should make a cardio workout with the song “Heart Attack” by Demi Lavato
Totally! That’d be awesome!!!
What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable know-how about unexpected
hey cassey…this workout is just…amazing..!!! XD
I would love to work my arms, but I’ve got some issues with my shoulders and my elbows make weird sounds when making push ups. I think I’m not yet strong enough to make the complete push up move… Do you have some exercises I could do to prepare for the push up?
Thank you so much in advance! xx
PS. You’re an amazing inspiration!
Hey, I have shoulder issues too, it hurts, but I do some of the workouts on my knees so there is less pressure on my elbows or shoulders. it helps me a little bit.
I really liked the scorpion push-up in this one; because I focus on the legs, while the arms are doing all the work :). I feel as though I’ll never be able to do the tricep dip though, I can’t even keep up with the regular one … ah well !
It sounds paradoxical and it is a much healthier choice and it helps you feel full as well.
So make sure you set aside a specific time to eat my mango dessert the next day or two, I hope.
Cookie dieting at age 70 is a logical response to weight gain?
Even if he did, he insists, he would lose 10 or 15 pounds, then gain them back.
I am finding that even though I’m reasonably intelligent, I am not gaining weight either.
heey cassey!!! can you please make a workout video that reeeally attacks the pecs pleaase?? :-)
how can I watch all your video’s? because when I click on them they won’t play.. please help :(
I was having a depressing day until I did this video and you won’t believe how much I laughed out loud and how happy I felt after this. Good thing I was home alone :P
I’ve never felt the need to write to online trainers but I really have to thank you for being so cheerful and smiley all the time. You are gorgeous from every angle and I pray you are successful in every part of your life. You have me working out like crazy but smiling about it…thank you <3
Scorpio push ups — my FAVORITE!
Great video Cassey – my clients were definitely complaining about how sore they were after trying this exercise
Can’t even lift my water to my mouth after that workout…
This was so much fun. I love your personality. You are soooo motivating!! I laughed so much, which gave me even more energy to try harder! :D Thank you Cassie! By the way, I am a 41 yr old homeschool mother of 5 trying to get my muscles in shape. When they are having their “movie time” , I’m having my “Cassie time” ! :)
Hey Cassie :)
I’ve been doing your videos for 2 weeks now and I’ve lost 6 pounds!! I’ve am growing slightly addicted, I’ve even been getting my mum to do some! Anyway would love it is there was a video that targeted losing those bingo wings, as that would be perffffect <3
I'm so happy to have found your site, you help me everyday come one step closer to who I want to be..
You are an evil woman. When I say “evil” I mean THANK YOU for kicking my ass into shape. I recently vowed to get into the best shape of my life and then stumbled upon your blog. You are SO inspiring and I kid you not when I say you are single handedly helping me stick to and achieve my goal
This exercise is super good but at the same time I would like to know how many calories does it burn? Is there any calorie counter for you other exercises too?
Hi Cassey! I’ve noticed my outter ams have most fat than the rest of my arms:( could your next video focus on biceps?!:D
Hey Amy! In order to make your biceps look toned, you need to work the whole package. Upper arms, triceps AND biceps. That goes for all body parts, you can’t just work one part and expect it all to look good. I hope this helps!
Hi Cassey! This is probably my favourite workout i do it almost everyday! what is that song called that you said was kind of scary lol ( I kind of like it !)
DNA by little mix :) i really like it too!
Hi Cassey! OMG today was so not a rest day (being Sunday) because I used Friday as one and went for a long bike ride yesterday. I just finished the workout for Friday and am dying! –in a good way. I mean, my arms are on fire and feel like jello. Can’t wait to continue with your workouts and get stronger–especially since my arms are so super weak even though they don’t look like they are!
I just had one question: Where do you find your NEW VIDEOS for the Friday workouts? I tried searching through the home page and searching “new video”. Older material showed up. I am still pretty new to Blogilates but am hooked because I love it and you are awesome! You’re my favorite ever!
Thanks for the inspiration! xoxo
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