Part of our wedding workout guide.
Your wedding day is the best day of your life, so no doubt you want to be in the best shape of your life. Sundried know how stressful planning a wedding can be, but when it comes to wedding workouts, we’ve got you covered. Over the next 5 weeks we will be giving you all you need so your something new is your figure. As for the flowers, dress and everything else that comes with it, well that's down to you.
Your arms are probably the most commonly exposed bit of skin, so no matter what style of dress you choose, the chances are you’re going to have your arms on show. This workout helps focus on giving you long, lean, limbs so you’re isle ready.
Sophie wears the Breithorn Bra from Sundried
Aisle Ready Arms
If the weight of your engagement ring isn’t quite heavy enough to give your arm a workout, it’s time to grab some dumbbells. All you will need for this workout is a set of weights ranging from 3-5 kg and enough space to move freely.
The 100: Complete 20 of each of these exercises to warm your body up so you are limber and ready to exercise.
20 x Forward and Backward Arm Circles
20 x Trunk twists
20 x Star Jumps
20 x Heel Flicks
20 x High Knees
Grab a dumbbell in each hand, taking an underhand grip (with your little finger closest to the top of the dumbbell). Start by holding the weights in front of your face, maintaining a slight bend in the arm, circle the weights around your head, complete 10 reps clockwise and then 10 reps counter-clockwise.
Start with your feet just outside shoulder width and select a pair of dumbbells you can hold extended out to your sides, in line with your shoulders. Keeping your arms held out straight, rotate at the hip to bring one dumbbells towards the floor, shaving down your leg until it is just over the foot. At this point your other arm should be extended above your head. Slowly, keeping your arms extended, hitch at the hips to reverse the movement towards the opposite leg. Complete 10 reps per side.
Hindu Push Up
Start in a downward dog position, making sure you push through your heels to lengthen the hamstrings. Leading with your nose, dive your head down through your hands and then up towards the ceiling to extend into upward dog. Reverse the movement by pushing your bum back into the air to return to the start position.
Find a bench, table or even your sofa to perform dips off. Placing your hands on the edge of the sofa, extend your legs out straight in front of you, keeping your hips lifted. Bend at the elbow to a 90॰angle and then lift your weight back to the start position. You can make this exercise easier by bringing your legs in, which puts less of your weight on your triceps. Complete 10.
Sit down with your legs extended straight in front of you and your arms by your side. Place your palms on the floor and lift your hips up towards the ceiling, so your body forms a diagonal line. Hold for 30 seconds, without letting your hips drop!
Diamond Push Ups
Diamond push ups focus on the triceps. Place your hands close together so your fingers and thumbs touch to form a diamond shape. This is the position you’re going to push up from. If 10 full push ups are too tough, try taking it to your knees for now and work your way up.
Sumo Squat with Jab and Cross
Start in a wide squat position, with a light pair of dumbbells in hand and your feet pointing outwards. Sink into a squat, keeping your chest lifted and from here jab and cross punch in front of you, holding your weights for added resistance. Complete 30 seconds.
Triple threat finish: Biceps, Triceps and Bus Drivers
Grab your set of dumbbells and start with bicep curls. Keep your elbows tucked into your ribcage, palms facing forward and curl towards your chest, complete 10 with no rest before flowing straight into move 2. Part 2 is overhead tricep extensions, lift your dumbbells up above your head and then bend at the elbow to drop them back towards the back of your neck, before re-extending up to the ceiling. Complete 10 reps here before part 3. The final part of this move is bus drivers. Pop one dumbbell down and now hold the other out in front of you, gripping it from either end. Twist the dumbbell from side to side as though it was your steering wheel for a total of 30 twists. By the end of this your arms should be burning, but don’t let that dumbbell drop, keep it extended in front of you at chest height.
REPEAT FROM THE TOP FOR 3 ROUNDS.
Bend and Stretch (attached image)
Bend down keeping your legs straight to stretch your hamstrings and back, then rotate your shoulders and bring your hands behind your neck with extended arms, you can clasp your palms together or hold a resistance band or towel to create extra tension.
Overhead Tricep Stretch
Place one arm above your head and fold at the elbow, using the other hand push your elbow towards your head until you feel a stretch across your tricep, hold and then repeat for the other side.
Cross Body Tricep Stretch
Before you return to honeymoon shopping, or whatever you plan on doing with the rest of your day, make sure your heart rate has dropped back to resting and you have stretched properly to avoid injury. Remember, you’re meant to ache so don’t worry if you experience DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), it’s normal!
Be sure to follow up with us next week for Say ‘yes’ to Sculpted Shoulders.
In the meantime ladies, good luck!