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50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge

50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge

Merry Christmas Eve! If you’re looking for a fast-but-challenging workout to do today, you’ve come to the right place! 🙂

I’m all about challenges, both mental and physical. Pushing limits means making progress for me, and if you feel the same way, you’ll probably like this workout.

50-Rep Upper Body + Abs Challenge from Hungry Gator Gal


Exercise videos:

The workout may not look difficult on paper, but trust me when I say it’s a doozy, especially if you’re not accustomed to endurance workouts. I used lighter dumbbells (affiliate link!) for the curls and raises, and my biceps and shoulders were ON FIRE.

I had already completed 250+ push-ups, so this workout was a “finisher” that brought me to muscle failure. If you do this too, you’ll combine strength and endurance into one session and get more bang for your workout buck.

However, you can also complete this workout by itself if you’re new to strength training or short on time. I started strength training 3.5 years ago with these basic moves and still complete them today.

Regardless of what you choose, let me know what you think of the challenge if you try it. Also, stay tuned for more “challenge” workouts in the next week or so. I’m home for the holidays and actually have time to share my fitness creations. <— Yay for vacation!!!

Until next time,


  1. Do you ever combine strength and endurance in one workout?


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Girl Crush + Best Upper Body Workouts

Girl Crush + Best Upper Body Workouts

Confession time – I have a serious crush on Cameron Diaz’s arms.

Have you seen her biceps and shoulders?!?

Photo courtesy of The Fashion Dealer 

I used to dread doing push-ups, pull ups or any exercise related to the upper body. I’d make every day leg day if I could. However, a few upper body circuits and supersets I tried this summer sparked my current obsession with building sculpted arms and shoulders like Ms. Diaz’s.

Photo courtesy of The Fashion Dealer 

Becoming stronger on top has been more of a challenge, but I’ve noticed significant gains in strength by doing the workouts featured below. In other words, my backpack and twenty million grocery bags aren’t quite as hard to carry anymore.

Feel free to combine one of these quick circuits with a leg-intense cardio sweat session like cycling. I promise both your arms and legs will be burnin’ the next day.

Enjoy! 🙂

Upper Body Superset Workout from Peanut Butter Fingers

Upper Body Superset Workout: Targets biceps, triceps, chest and shoulders

Puma Shoulder Burn from Go the Extra Mile

Puma Shoulder Burn

Lean Arms Pyramid from Tone It Up Girls


  1. Do you have a favorite body part you like to train? If so, what is it?

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