Every bride-to-be wants to look perfect or, at least, her very best on her wedding day. And once you have found the wedding dress of your dreams, you would soon find out that you would have to bare some portions of your body and put them up on display—mostly your upper body. Unless you would want to come into your wedding day traipsing down the aisle in nothing more than a white potato sack as a makeshift dress, the dress you select will highlight and accentuate some areas in your body.
Now, if you have been diligently following a workout scheme or a diet regimen this should be a breeze for you and you can rest easy knowing that on your wedding day, you will be in tiptop and stellar form. However, the same cannot be said for those of us who cannot take the time off work just to work on our calves and tone our arms so some of us would have to devise a plan on how to look our best on the big day in such a short a time. Well, let me be the first to tell you that there are no miracle workouts and that these wedding dress workouts would take every ounce of your determination, commitment and endurance. But it would gladly pay off on your wedding day as you will look absolutely stunning in that wedding dress once you have worked on a solid corporal foundation for your body. Complement these workouts with a diet regime which you can later compensate for during the wedding day (you can never go wrong with the wedding caterer’s food) and you will see results in no time.
So, if your big day is coming up anytime soon, take a look at your wedding dress and which areas you would likely expose so that you would find the perfect workout to look glam, sexy and stellar on your wedding day.
FOR HALTER, STRAPLESS AND OPEN BACK DRESS
This type of dresses displays your upper back so you have to make sure that it looks toned and great. Cardio can pretty much tone your laterals, traps, and teres, rhomboids, and deltoid muscles. Here are some of the back-shaping workouts you can try are dumbbell workouts such as one-arm dumbbell rows, prone dumbbell rows on ball or dumbbell reverse flys while seated on a ball. Another workout you can try for shaping your back are resistance band workouts which roughly take you about fifteen minutes with a resistance band, this can be done even by novices. Exercises would include bent over rows with a band, reverse flys with a band and seated rows with a band.
GOWNS WITHOUT STRAPS
These are the gowns or dresses that show not only a generous amount of your back but your chest as well. They come without straps and are those styles that feature plunging or sweetheart necklines that would accentuate or highlight your chest area. For this type of wedding dress, you would need to define your chest with workouts that would seemingly push your chest out. Like the workout above, you can utilize dumbbells for this workout and have dumbbells and a stability ball at the ready. It can be easily achieved by beginners and would take you approximately twenty minutes. The workout would include dumbbell chest press, dumbbell flys, and dumbbell chest press on the stability ball.
FORM-FITTED, SHEATH, COLUMN, HOURGLASS, MERMAID AND TRUMPET STYLE DRESSES
These are the types of dresses that cling to the body and would emphasize your entire figure. As this will likely accentuate and highlight your hourglass shape, this type of dress will draw attention to the butt, thighs, and belly. Cardio, along with body shaping exercise will tone those abs, obliques, quads, glutes, hamstrings and hip abductor muscles. Exercise would include ball exercises that would require a stability ball and would approximately take you twenty minutes to accomplish. Exercises would include wall squats with a ball, hamstring flexions with a ball, pendulum with a ball and lying hamstring curls with a ball.
A-LINE AND SLEEVELESS GOWNS
These dresses would highlight toned arms and a tight core. For this type of dresses, strong and sleek upper body Pilates Workout would work best. This circuit workout uses dumbbells and a resistance band to mimic Pilates Reformer-style moves that would effectively tone your arms and tighten your core.