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How to Get Arms Like Rutina Wesley From True Blood

How to Get Guns Like Rutina Wesley

The cast of True Blood has to be one of the fittest group of actors on television today. And Rutina Wesley, the actress who portrays Tara Thornton, is no exception. Rutina has an upper body that exudes strength — she looks like she could smash it in an arm wrestling comp! If you've wondered how to achieve the kind of shoulders and arms that Rutina has, Fitness has the scoop. The mag recently talked with her on how she maintains such a fit bod.

Rutina told Fitness that when it comes to working out, she does a mix of cardio and strength three times a week. A trained dancer, Rutina also fits in time for yoga. But what we really wanted to know is how she gets those arms. Rutina's regimen is a totally achievable at-home workout that anyone can do:

"About every other day, I do a special 30-20-10 push-up circuit: 30 push-ups and 30 tricep dips, then 20 of each, then 10 of each."

Rutina's 30-20-10 method sounds intense, but effective. Give it a try this week, and let us know how it worked for you.

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weekenddealshop weekenddealshop 3 years
zeze zeze 7 years
Her skin is beautiful, but her arms are too much for my taste. She looks amazingly strong and fit, that much no one can argue.
elramos elramos 7 years
I want to try this. Considering I can't do more than 5 pushups right now, this might take me awhile to accomplish, lol. Rutina can be my inspiration.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
30 pushups is not that bad, guys! I usually do 3 sets of 20, but I wonder if spacing them out so I do 30-20-10 and alternating them with tricep dips will give me a little more definition in my arms. I will give it a shot!
Her arms have been a topic of conversation between my BF and I for the past three years that True Blood's been on. She has a rocking bod!
pariahlegal pariahlegal 7 years
TammyO, I totally agree! Whenever I'm watching the show, I find myself envying her body - she looks so awesomely strong and gorgeous. I've been meaning to start incorporating push-ups (well, counter push-ups for now) into my routine and this is definitely motivation!
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 7 years
ohh, then she does them again. let me rephrase... 60 push ups?!!!
100lbsandcountin 100lbsandcountin 7 years
30 push-ups?? yea... heh. No wonder why she looks so strong. And her skin is sooo beautiful and smooth looking. That should be her next how-to interview!
TammyO TammyO 7 years
I love her in True Blood. Actually I JUST now started watching it. I rented them all on Netflix and am transfixed not only by the show itself but by "Tara's" upper body! I want those arms of hers! I just cannot do push ups to save my life. It will have to be something girly like counter or wall push ups. :(
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