If your dream dress is strapless, chances are you want to tone your shoulders, arms and back. Combine these workout moves with cardio for an upper body you’ll feel confident showing off.
Lunge with Side Raise
This move really helps to sculpt the shoulders plus, because you’re adding a lunge, you’re also burning more calories. Stand holding a resistance band, front foot on the band. Extend your arms out to the side as you drop into a lunge, bending both knees to 90 degrees. Inhale as you come up, reversing the movement.
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Boosts Your Happiness
Cue the endorphins! While exercising solo can also boost your mood, exercising with your partner can make it even more enjoyable. What’s so great about this? It can deepen your connection and also make you more likely to work out together again.
The only thing we love more than doing kettlebells or Pilates on its own is a badass workout that fuses the two for even better body-sculpting results. Why do just one workout when you can get the benefits of a two-in-one sweat sesh? Because while swinging a kettlebell does have its benefits, building those moves into specific workout structures can bring you even closer to your body goals, whether that’s building muscle or sporting a chiseled long lean Pilates body.
To help (because, hey, it’s not like we all have degrees in sports science), I reached out to some of my fitness god friends to create three unique workouts using just seven kettlebellexercises. Stick with the plans below, alternating workouts three to four times a week, for the next three weeks, and you’ll sculpt a fierce long lean Pilates Body look with the muscular strength to back it up—just in case anyone decides to challenge you! Shout out to Track & Field for the awesome outfits featured in this article and The Beyond Studios videos!