Hey there brides! I cannot believe it is almost February. Lemme' tell ya, May is heading my way quicker than I thought and I'm beginning to really crunch down both figurative and literally on my plans and fitness goals! It's FFAB thursday and I am more than thrilled to bring you one of many new posts dedicated to tightening and toning those important areas you will soon be sporting down the aisle and on the honeymoon! I wish I had more time to put together how-to pictures to partner with the workout pic, but it seems the week caught up with me sooner than I though, but, there's a brief run-through under the graphic!
This workout should be paired with a favorite cardio session right before (try 15-20 minutes of exercise that makes you breath a little heavier than normal).
Take it at your own pace and repeat it two or three times. Since taking on a good bit of yoga alongside new curriculum in my aerobic classes, I have found that a good high-rep, low/no weight workout is the perfect way to balance out heavy lifting.
You'll be sure to feel the burn both during the workout and after. Just make sure you stretch out those arms and drink plenty of fluids tomorrow! Now, let's chisel!!
airplane pulses: try this seated for a core challenge! Just like when you were a kid, stick out those arms straight beside you nice and wide. Pulse palms up and down until you've reach 100!
front shoulder raises: arms straight in front, lower and lift up to 90 degrees until you reach 50. One up and down raise counts as '1'
tricep presses: find a couple position on your knees if possible. Arms straight behind you, try and touch your palms together until you feel a tightness in your upper back. Continue this in a pulse-like motion.
elevated bicep curls: Raise elbows directly in front of you and extend your hands. Palms up, curl in just like you would with regular bicep curls. Trust me, no weights can still be tough!
extended 'v's: Just like the Y-M-C-A, extended those arms overhead in the shape of 'y', pull elbows towards side and extend back into 'y'. There's one! Keep it going.
Before you know it, you'll have those toned arms you've always wanted for that elegant but sexy strapless dress!