An Arm-Toning Workout That Really Works? #FitnessFriday


We’re kicking off our first #FitnessFriday by answering your top workout questions and suggesting the best ways to get in shape for the wedding. Actually, we’re not the experts on fitness by any means — so it’s a good thing we have fitness expert, Doug Rice (founder of Bridalicious Bootcamp) here to help!

This week’s question is all about toning up those arms:

Fitness Question

Arm-toning workouts are one of the most popular when it comes to toning up for the wedding day. For a total arm workout, Doug suggests a Front Shoulder Raise to “T” Curl Up Exercise. Follow the instructions below and watch the video for even more moves that work!

What You’ll Need

  • A set of 5- to 8-pound hand weights

How To Do It

  • Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Hold your hand weights in front of your thighs, palms facing your body.
  • Raise the weights directly in front of you up to shoulder level, keeping your arms extended.
  • Keep your arms at shoulder level and move them back so that they’re lined up with your shoulders and your body forms a “T.”
  • Lower the weights down to your sides and then perform a biceps curl by bending your arms at the elbows and bringing the weights up toward your shoulders.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 20 repetitions.

Tweet your questions at @theknot and @bridalicious using the hashtag #FitnessFriday to have a chance to have your questions featured.

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