Little Black Dress Workout

With Holiday parties right around the corner, it’s time to think about breaking out our favorite LBD (Little Black Dress). Each of us has our very own LBD that is the perfect combination of fit and personality. It’s the staple item in every woman’s closet.  So, to be sure you rock your LBD this Holiday season, try adding one or more of these sculpting exercises to your routine!

 

Shoulder Sculpting Exercises

Think of your shoulders like a clothes hanger; keep them strong with shoulder presses, raises and rows. Say no to sausage arms and tone them front and back with bicep curls and tricep kickbacks.

Upper Body Toner

No gym required upper body toner: Pilates style push-ups to target shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps. Set yourself up in a push-up position, instead of your elbows lowering away from the body, keep your elbows tight to your ribcage as you lower and lift…oooo, feel the burn. Tricep dips are also a great way to target your triceps as well as your shoulders.

Leg Shaping Exercises

Cycling and running are great ways to shape your legs, but don’t forget your squats and lunges to target glutes, hamstrings and quads. Calf raises are a great way to tone the backs of your legs and can be done anywhere.

Posture is key, and should taken into account when wearing your LBD or exercising. Develop a strong and balanced core with planks, back strengtheners and Pilates based exercises.

Keri Cawthorne, Owner, Iron Mountain Movement

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About the Author: Keri resides with her family in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada. Owner of Iron Mountain Movement, avid runner and writer, you can usually find Keri playing in the trails. With a strong connection to the community, Keri volunteers at many local events and spends countless hours spreading the fitness word.

Originally posted at: http://www.prettyhardwork.com/little-black-dress-worthy-workout/

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