As the sweetness of youth fades, it seems that celebrities and royals alike are instead relying on a hard-won gym look to show off their “wealth and health.”
Ripped arms are the best way to do this without ‘revealing too much’, according to fitness experts, who told FEMAIL that toned biceps and triceps are the ‘new status symbol for successful women everywhere’.
This was aptly demonstrated this week by British pop star turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who looked in her best shape yet as she announced her new fragrance collection with a stunning photo.
The mother-of-four, 49, posed in a black lace bra with a veil over her face as she showed off her toned looks with a crossed-arms pose.
She’s far from the only one showing off her enviable biceps. The 41-year-old Princess of Wales’s perfectly toned arms are often admired, while Queen Letizia of Spain, 51, showed off her very toned upper body in a sleeveless turquoise dress in Madrid on Monday.
British pop star and fashion designer Victoria Beckham looked in her best shape yet as she announced her new fragrance collection with a stunning photo
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, 54, Jennifer Garner, 51, Angela Bassett, 65, and Kylie Minogue, 55, also seem to like to show off their impressive biceps and triceps when they’re on the red carpet.
Petrina Kappera fitness model and campaigner, said: ‘Toned and toned arms are the new status symbol for successful women everywhere.
‘Showing your abs is not appropriate in everyday situations, especially on formal occasions. Therefore, the new way to show the fruits of your labor in the gym is to focus on the arms. It has become the ultimate status of health and wealth.
She added: ‘As women age, our arms can lose definition and muscle mass, which can be a betrayal of our age. That’s why triceps and biceps work has become essential for women who want to maintain and radiate a youthful appearance.
“It will become the new beauty standard and ultimately the number one fashion accessory.”
“They represent strength and discipline without necessarily revealing too much, unlike abs which require a specific type of clothing to be showcased,” explains KMAK Fitness founder Kunal Makwana.
“As society increasingly leans toward embracing fitness not just as a physical endeavor, but as a lifestyle, showing off muscular arms is a subtle yet powerful way to communicate one’s commitment to health and wellness.”
Personal trainer Sam Shawwhose clients include Tess Daly and Jo Froggatt, suggested the poor are ‘certainly having a moment’.
Queen Letizia of Spain, 51, showed off her incredibly toned arms on Monday as she stepped out at an awards ceremony in Madrid
The perfectly toned arms of the 41-year-old Princess of Wales (photo) are often admired
Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, 54, Jennifer Garner (pictured), 51, Angela Bassett, 65, and Kylie Minogue, 55, also seem to like to show off their impressive biceps and triceps when they’re on the red carpet
Jennifer Aniston at the movie premiere of Murder Mystery 2 in Los Angeles, California
He added: ‘With strength training, arm muscle definition is faster and slightly easier to achieve than tight abs or legs. So it’s a nice body part to show as a tribute to your training.’
Victoria, for example, clearly trains hard to achieve her sculpted look, with the help of her current personal trainer and British judo champion, Bobby Rich.
She often posts workout videos on her social media platforms, which sometimes include her hunky husband David Beckham, 48, at their West London home.
Meanwhile, Queen Letizia She is known to follow a strict diet and exercise routine, which includes cardio training and specialized Iyengar yoga.
All this is on top of royal duties with husband King Felipe VI, 55, and caring for daughters Princess Leonor, 17, and Princess Sofia, 15.
Letizia is known to wake up at 7am to start the day with her special form of yoga, which focuses on precision and alignment and involves holding poses longer than average to help build up. strength and tone of the muscles.
This form of yoga is not only considered beneficial for people looking to lose weight, but also offers a range of benefits for the nervous system, immune system and sleep quality.
It has also been reported that the royal family enjoys cardio training and regularly goes running or walking through the gardens of Madrid’s Zarzuela Palace.
Hard work: Victoria often posts workout videos on her social media platforms, which sometimes include her hunky husband David, 48, at their West London home (stock image)
Queen Letizia of Spain was elegant as she presented the Retina Eco’ Award at the Royal Tapestry Factory Foundation in Madrid
A former palace employee told the story The Express: ‘She is extra disciplined in her exercise routines. She is an early riser and gets up around 7am.
“(She) usually takes advantage of that first hour to run around the Zarzuela Gardens. The Queen also has a personal trainer who comes to the palace every morning.
‘She works out in the family’s private gym and does strength exercises, some cardio and boxing.’
For her diet, Letizia would combine the best Mediterranean foods with elements of the Perricone diet.
When the Queen was appointed Special Ambassador for Nutrition by the UN in 2015, she said she would use her role to promote the benefits of a Mediterranean diet, calling it “the best example of healthy and sustainable eating”.
The Perricone Diet, named after Dr. Nicholas Perricone, focuses on anti-inflammatory foods said to promote inner health and wellness, including salmon, lean proteins, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, and healthy oils.
It is believed to be one of the healthiest in the world, aimed at long-term wellness and also boasts anti-aging properties and multiple skin benefits.
In addition, Letizia avoids sugar and never eats ready-made meals, frozen foods or pizza. When it comes to drinks, the Queen avoids coffee, fizzy drinks and alcohol at all costs – which can be quite tricky when toasting royal engagements.