The Kelly Ripa Sculpted Arms and Tiny Waist Workout

I have to say Kelly Ripa is in kick-butt shape. Love her or hate her, Kelly has a great body and I respect that she works hard to achieve it. There is no question that her fit physique is a result of strength training along with cardio. While I personally do not train with Kelly (although I’d love to - Kelly if you’re out there, let me know!), we have a very similar body type and I can confidently say I have mastered the correct exercises to get those long, lean, tone and sculpted arma along with a tiny waist.

This 6 exercise circuit will take you from soft to sculpted. I recommend weaving it into your workout routine at least 3 times per week alongside your cardio routine. My favorite COMBO is my 1 Minute Interval Cardio Workout and this workout for toning and strength training!

What you Need: 

Interval Timer (I recommend the Gymboss one because you can set it to beep without having to look at it)

Light pair of dumbells (5-10lbs) OR 2 Water Bottles (filled) if you don’t have dumbells.

The Workout:

Set your timer to beep every 20 seconds for 6 exercises, then take a 45-60 second break and repeat this series two more times.

  • Bicep Curls – Just come halfway Up
  • Bicep Curls – Just go halfway down
  • Bicep Curls – Full range of motion
  • Tricep Kick-Backs
  • Around the World Waist Whittler
  • Boat Pose Crunches

You’re Done!  How’d it go? Are your arms burning? Let me know here! I READ EVERY comment and savor all of them!

For those of you looking for a great post-workout recovery and re-energize, try my smoothie recipe (you can sub out any of the fruits, but this kind of protein post workout is SUPER important for muscle repair and recovery)!

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