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Model reveals brilliant workout hack that helps slim your arms while getting ready in the morning

By Jane Herz for Dailymail.Com

18:35 09 Jul 2024, updated 18:46 09 Jul 2024

The newest, hottest workout combines the best of both worlds – you can do it at home, and you don’t even have to plan your day to do it.

Sounds too good to be true?

People are now using wrist weights while doing their morning activities, including curling their hair, applying makeup, and even skin care.

According to SELF, wrist weights not only strengthen your arms, but also your heart muscle — which means your heart rate can increase, resulting in a more effective workout.

This new phenomenon has taken over TikTok, with tons of users showing off how they’ve adapted their workouts to include wrist weights.

Model and content creator Emily DiDonato tried out a trick on TikTok this week that involves getting ready for a workout with two-pound weights on her wrists
Wrist weights not only strengthen your arms, but also your heart muscle – meaning your heart rate can increase, resulting in a more effective workout

Just this week, model Emily DiDonato took to social media to try the method out for herself — and admitted it was a lot harder than it looked.

She used $65, two-pound wrist weights from popular brand Bala Bangles and began straightening her hair, which had a noticeable effect on her condition.

But that’s not all – DiDonato took out a roller and began curling individual strands of hair.

Once she had perfected her look, she ripped off the weights and threw them on the ground, admitting in the caption that the curling portion of her workout with me nearly “finished” her off.

In the comments under the post, many people joked that they were already sweating when they did their hair and makeup themselves, without additional weights on their wrists.

“I’m already sweating trying to do a slicked back ponytail. I wouldn’t survive,” one user wrote.

Another agreed: “I’ve already sweated enough doing my hair, ugh. But so smart. Hahahah.”

“Brilliant, but I don’t think I could survive curling it, I have a lot of hair,” wrote another.

Once she had perfected her look, she ripped off the weights and threw them on the ground, admitting in the caption that the “curling” part of “Get Ready with Me” nearly killed her
In the comments under DiDonato’s post, many people joked that they were already sweating when they did their own hair and makeup without additional weights on their wrists.
Hair influencer Abigail Lin also twirled two-pound weights around her wrists while blow-drying her hair and rolling it around in rollers

Of course, DiDonato isn’t the only person to try this trend.

Hair influencer Abigail Lin also twirled one-pound weights around her wrists while blow-drying her hair and wrapping it around rollers.

It seemed to be quite an effort as she seemed to lose her breath during the exercise and had to take several breaks.

She then created a sleek, backward bun using weights, which seemed almost more difficult than using a blow dryer.

TikTok creator Victoria Marano took on the task with the $6,000 Dyson Airwrap, which comes with a bunch of different styling elements.

She had to take a break from curling her hair as it was quite tiring and decided that she shouldn’t let the two kilos fool her.

While these weights can strengthen your arms, it is important not to overdo it with using them.

Dr. Haniel Hernandez, a physical therapist at Redefine Healthcare, told CNET that wrist weights can put extra strain on your joints.

“The most effective way to use them during exercise is to understand the ‘less is more’ principle,” the doctor said.