Bachelorette Arm Slimming Workout Video

by Sarah on August 7, 2012 · 14 comments

After taking a total of 20 class in a month at my favorite bar studio, I noticed how slim and toned my arms were looking. A few people asked me what I had been doing differently and I shared my little obsession with the 60-minute class. I timed my month-unlimited trial with my sister’s wedding. During the vow season, arms are one of the most desired body parts people want to tone up since they are traditionally the most exposed in a dress.

After numerous requests for a workout video people could follow along with, I decided to create a Barre inspired arm workout to share what I think has led my guns to tone up.

Up front disclaimer: I’m not a barre certified instructor but I am a certified personal trainer. Similarly to the Physique 57 workout I did with Lauren Hefez, this workout video is based on one of my favorite group exercise classes. If you enjoy this workout, you should try visiting a bar studio in your area. You will enjoy the in person experience much more, I promise.

In class we use two sets of weights, I use 3 lbs for my light, and 5 lbs for my heavy. In the video, I used just 3 lb dumbbells but mention when to switch.

Modifications: In the video, I use a bench for the push ups and tricep dips. In class, we do these on the floor. For the push up if using a modified version, place hands directly underneath shoulders. Knees should be about hip width apart and feet UNCROSSED. Point toes upwards towards your butt. Try to keep a straight line from your knees to the top of your head.

For the tricep dip, place hands underneath shoulders with fingers pointing towards feet and slightly turned away from each other. Tuck seat under and lift butt up off the ground. Bring butt towards hands slightly so hat rib cage grazes your biceps. Slightly bend your arms with elbows bending directly straight back and press back up through the heel of your hand. Remember to tuck your pelvis, pressing belly button in towards lower back and shoulders in line with hands. If this bothers our shoulders, sit cross-legged on the floor. Grab both weights and straighten arms overhead, bringing biceps to ears. Bend at the elbows and bring weights directly behind the nape of your neck. Keeping bicep and triceps in line with your head, extend both arms up overhead and back down. Repeat.

Did you try this workout? How did you do? Was i easier or harder than you thought it would be?

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa August 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm

I COMPLETELY noticed that in your last couple videos! Your arms look phenomonal! You definitely look like you’ve slimmed down too! YOU look great girl! Keep the videos coming! Your such an inspiration! =)


2 Christina August 8, 2012 at 1:33 am

Thanks a lot for this Sarah! Would it be possible to write out the # of reps per move? Thanks!!


3 Merina August 8, 2012 at 3:55 am

I’ve noticed your arms too. Not that you didn’t look amazing before, but your arms defiantly look trimmer. I tried your workout at the gym earlier, oh my gosh did my arms burn! Those tricep pushes are killer. I was loving to hate you, if you know what I mean ;) I stuck with the 3 lb. weights but I think I’ll use 5 lb. for some of the moves next time. I find the high reps mentally challenging – I want to stop once the burn starts – but I pushed through and completed the circuit.

You mentioned going to the Bar Method 5 times a week. Could you offer any suggestions on fitting your arms circuit into my program? I’ve been doing a full body push/pull split 4 days a week, focusing on heavy weights and low reps so this is a nice change. How many times a week would you recommend adding in your circuit? Do you do the circuit once through only?


4 Katie August 9, 2012 at 12:59 am

I did the workout this morning and my arms
are so sore. Could you do a similar post for the


5 Caitlin August 10, 2012 at 2:47 am

This was great! Arms were burning! Do you have any tips on when u try to do bar method inspired stuff on your own to finish all your reps? I try to recreate at home too but it’s too easy to wimp out- in class I feel more accountable!


6 Alicia August 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Great workout. I did this one at work during my break. Love it. My arms are screaming. I used
3 lbs. You look amazing. So cute and fit!


7 Natalie September 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Sarah! Just did this arm workout for the first time and loved it! such an easy video to follow. thanks!


8 H December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm

what happend to the bachelorette arm slimming video? i loved it, now it says- “private” can you let me know. thanks.


9 Sarah December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Unfortunately, The Bar Method asked me to take it down because I say it’s inspired by the company :( We are editing their brand out of the video and will be re-releasing it soon!


10 Sky December 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I had the same question as H! I loved that arm routine and I hope to see it up soon again :)


11 kelly December 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

Loved it! You are great!


12 Robin March 19, 2013 at 7:13 am

My wedding is in June, so this is a great quick arm routine I can easily get in every other morning! I’m using 3 and 5 lbs as suggested. I’d like to see some more shoulder and back moves incorporated into this routine too. Thanks Sarah!


13 Robyn January 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

so great!
I used potatoes cause thats all I had while I was cooking !
2 sons weddings ! Getting ready!


14 Cheryl Allen July 22, 2014 at 11:07 am

Enjoyed your arm workout!!


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