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How can I get arms like Kim, from the band matt and kim?

Asked by freckles (363points) March 23rd, 2010 ok this girls has awesome buff arms. Exactly like what I want.

What I already am doing:

Dieting, have about 10 more pounds to lose to hit my ideal weight, which I am on track to reach in 5 more weeks.

Cardio, I try to do some form of Cardio 30 minutes at least a few times a week.

Weight training, I do a bicep curl and a tricep push down at 20 pounds for 3 or 4 sets of 10 or 15. As well as a deltoid curl, which I can barely do any. I do as many as I can with 10 or 20 pounds, it is a really small number so far. I am trying to do these 3 times a week, but I don’t always have access to the gym when it is open these past few weeks, crazy stuff with work going on. Anyways, 3 times a week is my plan.

So what should I add/modify to my routine to get to the goal of muscle tone like we see in this music video? Also how long do you estimate it will take. It doesn’t have to be quick, I know it won’t be, but I find it super helpful to have a time in mind when a goal will be achieved, it helps me to be much more motivated to finish something.

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squidcake's avatar

Well, I’m a girl drummer, so I got some pretty beefy arms…
Beefy but not exactly toned. Hah.

You sound like you got the right idea, just keep at it.
(Wish I could be more helpful…)

PandoraBoxx's avatar

She’s got some strong drummer arms going on there! Some of it could be genetics, and some could be the constant drumming.

lilikoi's avatar

My arms have been way buffer than that…Here is what I do:

“Group 1”
Tricep pulldown with rope, Bench press and close grip bench as well as incline bench, Dumbbell kickback, Dumbbell tricep extension, pull ups, push ups

“Group 2”
Dumbbell curl and incline curl, bar curl, concentration curl, chin ups

Alternate Group 1 and 2, I’ve always worked back with bi’s and chest/tris. I think the only purpose this serves is to spread the pain out, and once you are in good shape, it doesn’t really seem to matter much.

Add to this, I’d paddle 3 to 4 times a week, which helped to tone. You could use a rowing machine or take up rowing or boxing or something like that if you are so inclined.

If you want very toned arms, you’ll want to keep the weight down in exchange for high repetitions of several sets. If you want to bulk up, you’ll want to keep upping the weight at the expense of reps. I just aim for a balance. Weight depends on how strong you are already – just go with whatever is comfortable and work from there. Reps – I do five sets of 15–20 reps each. You could start with 3 sets of 8–10 reps and work up. Exception for me was the pullups/chinups. I’d do 5–8 reps per set, 2–3 sets – they are tough!

There are other workouts on the site than the ones I do that you might be interested in.

St.George's avatar

Can I just say how cool Matt and Kim are. They make me feel happy, dammit!

Cruiser's avatar

Reduce the weight and increase the reps. Try doing them as slow as possible…slow motion slow.

Pandora's avatar

@Cruisers idea is a good one. Heavy weights will only bulk up your arms. link
This site has some really good excerise tips for your arms with videos.

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