4 Exercises To Get Your Arms Wedding Dress Ready
As a bride-to-be, you want to look your best on your wedding day. Yet, there is one area in which wedding dresses always seem to highlight – the arms.
Whether or not you go with a sleeveless dress or have full lace sleeves, the size and shape of your arms will be clearly visible in almost all wedding dresses. However, unlike the fake myth of target weight loss, you can do targeted toning exercises to sculpt your arms.
To help you target and tone your arms, I’ve carefully chosen four different exercises which will help you tone up your arms without adding bulky muscle to your shoulders and back.
1. Defeat Underarm Sag With Triceps Curls
If you are particularly concerned about loose underarm skin, then you will want to start doing the triceps curls immediately. You will tone your whole arm performing this exercise but it does specifically help with toning your underarms.
- Clasping a weight in both hands, place your hands behind your head.
- Raise your hands until your arms are straight above your head.
- Lower your arms until your hands are back behind your head.
- Complete this exercise 10 times to equal one set. To help speed the toning process, do 2-3 sets.
As the raising and lowering of the weight will take place behind your head, be careful not to smack yourself with the weight as you perform this exercise.
2. Try Uneven Pushups To Tone Arms All Over
A regular pushup can help you tone your arms and engage your whole body in the exercise. But if you are on a mission to tone up fast, then you can step up your pushup game and try uneven pushups.
- Take a stack of books (around 3″-4″ high) and assume the pushup position with one hand resting on the books.
- Slowly lower yourself into the pushup position and do not push past where you start to feel discomfort.
- Hold the position for a count of 10 seconds.
- Raise back up to starting position.
- Repeat for a total of 2 sets of 10 repetitions.
As your comfort level with uneven pushups increase, you can make the stack of books taller to push yourself more.
3. Engage Your Whole Body With Opposite Limb Lift
You may feel like this exercise is easy when you start, but you may be surprised how effective bodyweight exercises are when it comes to sculpting and toning.
- Start on your hands and knees, with your arms straight and your legs creating 90-degree angles.
- Raise your right arm and left leg until they are parallel to the floor.
- Hold the position for a count of 30 seconds.
- Lower both limbs, then raise the opposite limbs.
- Repeat the raising and lowering 10 times for each set of limbs, for 1 full set. Complete 2-3 sets to make the most of this exercise.
To add a core-sculpting element to this workout, be sure to keep your stomach tight as you raise and hold your limbs.
4. Sculpt Your Arms And Obliques Doing Side Planks
Sneaking in a little oblique toning along with your arm toning is an extra benefit to performing side planks. Because who doesn’t like a tighter core?
- Start on your side, resting on your forearm. Your forearm should be creating a 90-degree angle with your upper arm.
- Raise your trunk up, resting your weight on your braced forearm and side of your feet.
- Hold the position for a count of 30 seconds before lowering back to the floor.
- Repeat until you have completed a full set, then switch sides for a total of 2 sets per side.
For added difficulty, instead of bracing your weight on your forearm, brace your weight on your hand. This alteration will help engage your forearm muscles more.
You can either build these exercises into your existing workout routine or make them a routine all of their own.