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We all stress over how we are going to look in our dress.  If you were like me and found your dress before you lost most of your weight, you may be interested in some exercises that will help you look your absolute best in your dress!  I found a great set of exercises on NzGirl.co.nz.  Here they are ... ... read more

We all stress over how we are going to look in our dress.  If you were like me and found your dress before you lost most of your weight, you may be interested in some exercises that will help you look your absolute best in your dress!  I found a great set of exercises on NzGirl.co.nz.  Here they are …

The Sheath Style Workout:
For a smooth, flat torso.

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Standing side crunch
1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, abs tucked in and toes forward
2. Lift your left knee toward your left arm, bringing your elbow down to meet it. Hold then return to starting position.

The Strapless Dress Workout:
For toned arms – triceps, biceps and pectorals.

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Bench Dips
What you will need: A sturdy chair or bench.
1. Sit on the chair or bench and hold the front edge of the seat near the thighs.
2. Walk feet forward until hips are slightly bent, legs straight, arms extended (don’t lock your elbows).
3. Inhale and bend elbows about 90 degrees and lower hips towards the floor.
4. Exhale and press up until elbows are straight but not locked.

The Sweetheart Neckline Workout:
For the upper chest.

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Incline Dumbbell Press
What you will need: A set of dumbbells and a stability ball.
1. Lie on a stability ball with a dumbbell in each hand. The weights should be parallel with each other, palms facing outward with your elbows locked in 90 degree angles to your sides.
2. Slowly press the dumbbells outward, stopping short of your elbows being locked out.
3. Squeeze your pectoral muscles during the contraction for a moment before slowly lowering the weights to starting position.

The Open Back Dress Workout:
To tone the back.

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Pull over
What you will need: A set of dumbbells and a stability ball.
1. Lie on a stability ball with your knees bent, hip-width apart and feet planted on the ground.
2. Grab a dumbbell with each hand and extend your arms up over your body, so that your arms make a 90-degree angle with your torso.
3. Keeping your elbows slightly bent, slowly lower the dumbbell back behind your head as far as you can; muscles then lift the dumbbell back into the starting position above your body, squeezing your back muscles as you go up.

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