I made this video for my elite clients this week and wanted to share it with you too! It’s so important to have variety in your workouts and continually mix up what you do, the pace and the level of exertion. This low impact* workout is awesome for sculpting your dream bridal body and is the perfect addition to your current routine!
Why You Want This
Blast unwanted fat and sculpt arms and legs with this sequence of exercises that combines cardio and free weight movements. This workout hits all the major muscles to improve your overall physique, but it also doesn’t leave you dead and sweaty on the gym floor.
Why You Need This
Lunge To Balance: You know that bit at the bottom of your bum that has a hard time resisting gravity? To tone that area we need to activate the muscles of the glutes, inner thighs and hamstrings (gluteus maximus, adductor magnus and semi-tendinosus if you want to get technical), which is exactly what this move does.
Plyometric Squat Jumps: This move improves cardio fitness, burns fat and tones your inner thighs. Try to engage your pelvic floor muscles each time you land.
Standing Oblique Twist: Rotating through the upper body, whilst keeping the low body grounded, simultaneously strengthens the butt and thighs, and engages the oblique abdominals. In other words, this move narrows your waist.
See Saw Abdominals: This ab series engages the entire length of the abdominal wall, including those deep belly muscles (Transversus Abdominis) and the sexy six-pack on top (Rectus Abdominis). By alternating upper and lower body crunches we pull in the belly from every direction.
Squat Kick Punch: Your preferred venue isn’t available on a Saturday night? Bam! The vegetarian option is only Eggplant Parmigiana? Thwack! Kick out your frustration and tone your booty and shoulders at the same time with the Squat Kick Punch. Just remember to keep your shoulder blades squeezing together when you punch those weights.
Static Lunge Lateral Raise: All shoulders all the time. This is the perfect cap-sleeve dress move as it isolates the deltoids on the side of the upper arm. Dreamy arms will be yours because you get two sets of this baby back to back!
Fast Butt Kicks: Engage the butt, the hamstrings, the abdominals and get your heart rate up. Can you run faster than me?
Forearm Plank Knee Taps: “Tapping” back into that core and leaving your six-pack out of it for flat abs without the weird body-builder ripple. The most important thing in this move is to keep your hips lifted and keep pulling your belly button up to your spine. (Oh and you will also strengthen the shoulders and upper back.)
*If you have knee issues modify the squat jumps and butt kicks by eliminating the jumping. You can also do this sequence without weights.
How To Get Your Fiancé On Board
That man! He thinks everything is about him! Send him out for a bottle of champagne and get this workout done and dusted.
Bridal Body Sweat & Sculpt Workout
Perform the first circuit three times through without resting.
Rest for 1 minute
Perform the second circuit three times through without resting.
Rest for 2 – 3 minutes before repeating from the start.
Now I’d love to hear from you! Did you like this workout? Let me know in the comments below.
Your Bridal Body Coach,
Jennifer Dene xox
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