If you’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Orange County recently you might have noticed that the beautiful Tamra Judge looks even more amazing. On the show her trainer is shown using calipers to measure body fat. Sometimes the scale can be discouraging, but if we measure bodyfat using calipers, or take measurements of the waist, hips, thighs, etc., we may find other ways to motivate us to keep working out. To stay motivated Tamra trained for a fitness competition. This is one of many ways to get motivated to get more fit and/or to lose weight.
In the above video , Tamra is shown with her handsome husband (also featured on the show) Eddie. They do the plank and then some fun variations on the plank along with mountain climbers. Planks are great exercises that can strengthen your whole body. I found that when I added Barre classes to the mix of exercise programs that I do, I noticed my arms started to look longer and leaner, and I attribute this to all the work on all fours (i.e. planks, and other exercises done while you are holding on your forearms or arms, such as donkey kicks, and leg lifts).