Killer Arm Workout & a Stunning Biltmore Walk

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Killer Arm Workout & a Stunning Biltmore Walk

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have a killer arm workout to share today and some amazing pictures from a recent walk around Biltmore with my friend Marilyn!

First though, I wanted to thank everyone who left me kind  notes and words of encouragement about my post Monday.  I miss my Mom everyday and it is so nice to have such amazing support.  Luckily this anniversary was a little bit easier than last year.

Killer Arm Workout

Now onto official business of the day! A Killer Arm Workout… duh. duh. duh.

I am often that runner who completely avoids and/or ignores doing arm exercises.  Any of the arm tone I get is usually from doing my  yoga DVD’s.  When I do get inclined to add arms following a run, this is the workout I do.  It includes simple moves with 5-10 pound hand weights.

I’m hoping printing this out and pinning it to my workouts pinterest bored will give me the motivation to do it more!

You will feel the burn and it is truly a killer arm workout!  For best results, repeat twice.


If you are unfamiliar with any of the exercise on the graphic, the following are links to instructions.

Cross Punches

Bicep Curl and Shoulder Press

Triceps Kickback

Shoulder Fly

Triceps Extension


Biltmore Fall Pictures

Last week was peak leaf season!  Before it turned super cold this weekend and snowed like crazy my friend Marilyn and I went on the most gorgeous five mile walk around the Biltmore Estate!


Look at the reflection in the water!  It was a bit brisk outside, but the sunshine more than made up for it.

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It was too perfect of a morning, I had to share the pictures!  One of those days where everything is right in the world.

And then this happened Saturday…

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So much for beautiful fall weather!  It is completely gone now, but what a shock to the system.

Living in the mountains can be a bit crazy sometimes.

I’m linking this post up with Jill Conyers Fitness Friday!  Thanks so much Jill!

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Your turn!

Do spend workout time on your arms?

Anything exciting happening this week?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:21-04:00 November 5th, 2014|Asheville / WNC Living, Fitness, Fun, Rhett, Workouts|23 Comments


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  2. Personal Trainer bloke January 6, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Wow, the Biltmore estate looks positively idyllic in all those Autumnal colours!

  3. jill conyers November 8, 2014 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Love love fall! Awesome arm workout and my excitement for this weekend is tomorrow is race day! My last big race for 2014!

    Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday 🙂

    • JulieWunder November 9, 2014 at 8:40 am - Reply

      Good luck Jill! I hope you run like the wind today!!!!

  4. Tash November 8, 2014 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Wow I love these photos, you have really captured the essence of autumn! So pretty 🙂 <3

  5. Toni @runninglovingliving November 7, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for a great workout! Your pics were beautiful until I saw snow!! While it is pretty to look at I am soooo not ready yet

  6. Susanna @Zealous Mom November 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    LOVE your Biltmore pictures. So beautiful! I am definitely trying this arm workout.

  7. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie November 6, 2014 at 9:23 am - Reply

    Those Biltmore photos are stunning!!

    Thanks for the workout! I have my cousin’s wedding next week, so I’m trying to do all the last minute arm/back exercises I can lol.

    • JulieWunder November 6, 2014 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      Thanks Stacie. You will have to come back to Asheville sometime and see it.
      I feel ya… must workout for the dress!

  8. Brittany November 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    I love Asheville in the fall!! We got snow in East TN too… crazy right??

  9. Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love November 5, 2014 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    I’ve been eating too many halloween treats… yup.. definitely going to need to do these arm workouts!

  10. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections November 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Love arms workouts! Sounds silly, but to prepare for holding a new baby soon, I’m trying to really strengthen up my arms! I just did an arms workout on lunch, but I’ll have to throw this in the mix soon.

    • JulieWunder November 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      That actually makes a lot of sense! Whenever I visit and help take care of a baby, my arms are always tired!

  11. Heather @Fit n Cookies November 5, 2014 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Oh gosh so much snow! I had no idea you got snow! Love the workout! Cross punches are my favorite 🙂

  12. Jessie November 5, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I always forget how effective cross punches can really be. Great workout, Julie! I actually enjoy working both my arms & legs equally. However since becoming pregnant, weights have been put to the side.

  13. Dan Steadman November 5, 2014 at 8:52 am - Reply

    arms, yeah I get those when I workout…this week (last Thursday) went with the family to Justus Orchards and up the BRP to Craggy on Thursday, great time, but everything was silent (didn’t hear any animals) kind of like they knew something was coming…it was surreal…then we read the next day everything up that way was closed, like to think we were the last visitors to Craggy for the season

  14. Blane Sherer November 5, 2014 at 5:38 am - Reply

    The pictures are awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Jenny November 5, 2014 at 5:14 am - Reply

    Your Biltmore photos are gorgeous! Weighted punches are no joke…ouch! I make a point to lift weights at least 3x each week. And I keep meaning to mention that I’ve added your Legs for Leggings pyramid to the end of my leg day twice now and (I’m sorry) I’ve cursed you both times. 😉

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