No dumbbells? That's OK! You don't need them if you choose effective bodyweight moves like these. The 10 exercises below will target your upper body including your biceps, triceps, forearms, shoulders, and upper back. Be warned — you will absolutely be sore after this workout, but that's what you want in order to build strong muscles.
If you have access to a wall and want more of a challenge, CrossFit competitor and coach Dani Jenny said instead of the plank side walk, you can do handstand wall walks. For this entire workout, she also advised to focus on form over speed.
Bodyweight Arm Workout
Equipment needed: none
Directions: After a five-minute dynamic warmup, complete three rounds of the below 10-move workout (each round should take about five minutes). Try not to rest between exercises, but if you need a one-minute break between rounds, take it. After the workout, be sure to do a cooldown.
Margot Robbie, the acting powerhouse set to star in the all female led version of Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as the star behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters of late, turns 30 today, July 2, 2020!
In honor of the Australian stunner's milestone birthday, we've compiled a gallery of some of the best looks that the Harley Read More – Source
Continuing her already successful mission of improving diversity in Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra Jonashas signed an impressive two-year multimillion-dollar first-look television deal with Amazon, Variety reports.
"My quest really is to be able to tell female stories, work with creators from around the world and create a cross-pollination of storytelling. Amazon is such a great partner to do that because their reach and outlook is so global. My Amazon television deal is a global deal, so I can do Hindi language, I can do English language, I can do whatever language I want," Chopra Jonas told the publication of her two year TV deal with Amazon.
Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, explained that the pair bonded over their shared passion for diverse global storytelling.
"Priyanka is drawn to exciting original content and characters that can resonate globally. She's a powerhouse producer, and we are thrilled to collaborate with her for years to come," Salke explained.
During her interview with Variety, the 35-year-old actress revealed that growing up, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was her inspiration. However, the lack of representation of Bollywood actors in Western films and TV shows, Priyanka explains, may have affected her self-confidence, especially during the star's teenage years.
"I didn't think as a 13-year-old when I was watching TV that something was missing, but now as I'm older, I wonder if I would have been a lot more confident in high school if I would have not been afraid of every other person that looked different than me. I wonder if I wouldn't have put my head down and walked in the hallways feeling like a unicorn that everyone was staring at. I wonder if that would have cRead More – Source
In honor of the late Princess Diana, who was born on July 1, 1961, and who passed away in a tragic accident on Aug. 31, 1997, we're taking a look at some of the special moments she shared with Prince William and Prince Harry through the years. Just like the royal baby fever that surrounded Kate Middleton's pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, there was plenty of buzz when Princess Diana was expecting.
The world watched as she raised Prince William and Prince Harry, and 20 years after her death, we're reliving the sweet moments that were caught on camera when she brought the boys to official events, toted them along on trips, and took them to school. From the princes' first pictures to their later years as young boys, take a look at Princess Diana's adorable public Read More – Source
With her quintessentially '80s coiffure and repeatedly sophisticated makeup looks, Diana embodied the aesthetic of an equally modern and glamorous royal. We're looking back at her best moments in honor of what would have been her 59th birthday, today, July 1, 2020.
Princess Diana has long provided beauty and style inspiration to many of her fans, but there was one trend she stayed loyal to through many years: short hair. The late princess is seen in many photos with a pixie cut or short bob, rarely letting her hair past her shoulders. She wore her pixie cut in a variety of ways, with and without bangs and sleek or with texture.
If you've been thinking about going for the pixie, look no further for inspiration photos. These gRead More – Source
When it comes to overnight sensations, few can say that they have experienced what Toni Watson, better known as Tones and I, has. In just a little over 18 months, the Australian singer has gone from busking in Byron Bay to becoming a household name in her own right.
With songs like "Dance Monkey", a dance track that has, since its release in June of last year, scored over one billion views on YouTube, to her latest track "Ur So Cool", a record that discusses how it truly feels to attend the "popular" kids party, the self-proclaimed outcast has had to learn what many take years to discover and achieve, in just a matter of months.
Here we talk to the star about what being cool means to her, her upcoming album, social anthems, and how she's managed to stay grounded after achieving massive success in such a short period of time.
Hi Tones, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. Can you tell us a bit about the album? When is it coming out? I'm hoping it will be out in August. I'm very excited. To be honest, I'm also a bit scared. I just don't want to feel like I've been put into a box because people like my song. I love anyone that supports me, but it's really important to me that people don't try to put someone in a box when they've only released six songs.
We're sure that you won't be put in a box, each of the six songs that you've released are very different. Can you tell us more about them? Some songs on the album have brass instruments and some songs have a big choir in them. There are so many things that I've learned, and so many things that I'm not scared to talk about anymore. These include relationships that I've had and brought back up, to sing about as well as things that have frustrated me over the last year and a bit. It's not always been rainbows and butterflies for me – at all. I've had incredible highs and lows. I think I do address some of it in this album. There are some powerful and positive tracks, and some are a bit more raw and vulnerable. For example, "Can't Be Happy All the Time" is slower, softer. "Dance Monkey" is upbeat and fun. "Bad Child" is very raw and is about my childhood. "Johnny Run Away" is about my best friend. Each song is different and unique in its own way. So, thank you for noticing that.
You mentioned having incredibly highs and lows, how have you been staying grounded with all that's happened so far? Ever since March 1st of last year, when "Johnny Run Away" came out, my life has really changed. I've since travelled to 45 countries, attended massive events, and performed at some of the music festivals in the world. One of the main ways that I've managed to maintain an element of normalcy is spending time with my friends. Even if it's just a barbecue or playing games or catching up, I feel it's needed. I think that anyone who doesn't have a support system or that element of normalcy really needs it. Because without it, it's only a matter of time until you go under.
Another thing that I've been doing is playing basketball. I used to play a lot when I was younger. In fact, one of my first jobs was being a basketball referee. I've also recently started running again. I try to do something that's so incredibly challenging that it just takes me out of my head so that there's nothing I can focus on besides being in that moment.
Can we quickly talk about "Dance Monkey" the song is huge, and it's still growing! The funny thing about "Dance Monkey" is that I was performing it for about eight months before I recorded it. Then once I recorded it, it just blew up. I was in an angry place when I wrote it. I replaced the word "sing" with "dance" because the lyrics are actually about things that people would say or shout at me while I was busking. Once I wrote it all down, I wasn't angry anymore. Writing for me, is really such a great way to express my emotions. And, I'm completely fine with it being a dance track. I enjoy hearing people sing along to it and dancing to the beat.
Your song "The Kids Are Coming" speaks a lot to what is currently happening in the world right now. How do you feel about people referring to it as an unofficial anthem?To be honest, when I wrote the song, I wasn't writing it for anybody. It wasn't supposed to be a sort of social anthem or anything. If people find that they relate to it, then that's great, but at the time of writing it, it wasn't something that I had in mind.
Your latest hit "Ur So Cool" has been playing on repeat, can you talk us through what the song means to you? I've always felt like an outcast, even now. It's weird. I'm now invited to these "cool" parties and, to be honest, no one is really having fun. The only people that are, are those who are talking about their accomplishments, and the things they have, as well as the things they do. Then there are so those who are just so bored and so self-conscious that they can't get out of themselves to have a good time – that's what the song is about. I wrote the song after I attended one of these fancy parties, saw the dynamics, and after five minutes, I called an Uber and left. Now that I've seen both sides, I still believe that the best way to have a good time is by spending time with friends. To me, the coolest people are those who true to themselves.
Can you talk us through your writing process? I don't really write my songs for anybody else. For me, it starts with a tune. I lay out my instruments, which usually consists of my keyboard and brass instruments. Once this song is finished, I add lyrics to it. The first line for me, is usually the most important, because it's the most impactful. I do it this way, because I find that it's easier to add emotion to a song once the actual instrumental part is done.
We've noticed that you haven't done any collaborations yet, why is that? Are you anti-collaborations? I wouldn't say that I'm anti-collaborations. I've had a few offers for collaborations. Some of them were before "Dance Monkey" was even that big – like it was just released. The main reason why I haven't done any collaborations yet is because I wanted to prove something to myself. I wanted to take a little bit of time to prove that I could do stuff on my own, before I started to latch on the back of other artists. I want to see where my music can get me on its own first. So, I need to have a bit of faith in myself and, then I'll be open to it. For the album, we've finished 12 tracks so far and we have The Kids Are Coming, which is the name of EP that I released last year – that's a massive body of music. So, onRead More – Source
Princess Diana — a true visionary, beauty queen, and style icon. Least not to forget an excellent mother and friend to all. Today, July 1, 2020, would have been her 59th birthday. In honor of her special day, we've compiled a gallery of some of best photos of the mother, humanitarian, and late leader through the years.
When it comes to sisters, Chloe and Halle Bailey are a true power duo. From chart breaking records to stunning red carpet looks, the R&B duo, who have been gracing our radio stations since 2016, always leave us in awe of their fierce style choices.
In celebration of Chloe's 22nd birthday, which is today, July 1 — btw, we've compiled a gallery of the pair's best fashion momRead More – Source
When you decide you're ready to bring some cardio workouts into your life, the process can be a bit overwhelming. The options are endless, but you need workouts tailored to your fitness level to learn the ropes while getting stronger. We've rounded up our best beginner cardio workouts for you to try whether you have access to a treadmill or an elliptical, or you're looking for an equipment-free sweat session you can do at home.
40-Minute Walking and Running Workout: The fastest pace in this workout is 5.8 miles per hour, and the running intervals never top two minutes. Plus you can print out this workout to take with you to the gym.
60-Minute Workout Mixing Walking and Jogging: Perfect for when you're ready to push your endurance, this hourlong workout will burn close to 300 calories. The workout alternates between 4.0 MPH intervals of walking, and 5.0 MPH jogs.
50-Minute Hill Walk: While you never go faster than 4.0 MPH in this workout, you work the incline button — a lot. Adding the elevation works your glutes and hamstrings nicely.
20-Minute Elliptical Plan: This plan makes for an excellent lunchtime workout. It's perfect for beginners and will get you well acquainted with the versatility of the machine.
35-Minute Elliptical Workout: This workout is easy on the incline, but incorporates the handles to fit in some upper-body conditioning, along with pedaling backward to work the glutes and hamstrings.
60 Minutes on the Elliptical: This workout is tailored for beginners, put will push you a bit as you play with both incline and speed. All the variations make the hour fly by.