In our wedding dress workout we look at each of the four problem areas – stomach, bottom, arms and thighs – highlighting the type of toning exercises you need to work into your daily routine plus some extra training tips to complement your toning workouts. Its time to target those wobbly bits and watch your body transform into the perfect frame for your wedding dress.
If you’re looking to get a slim waist and a set of killer abs, sit ups and crunches immediately come to mind. But exercises for your lower abs should be included too. Have a go at leg-only v-sits (sit on the floor with your legs elevated and alternately bend and straighten your knees). To further train your core, use a stability ball to carry out your ab exercises this will train the deeper muscles of your abdomen too which will lead to all-over better posture.
Saggy, flabby rear
For that perfect peachy rear youll need to be working all the glute muscles. There are many killer techniques that will set you on your way to a pert behind; squats, lunges, side leg lifts as well as running, stepping or skipping will all contribute to your J-Lo butt. Bootylicious! One of the best ways to fit in a daily rear toning exercise is to take the stairs go for two at a time concentrating on squeezing the cheeks as you climb. Now theres no excuse to take the lift.
Dont shy away from sleeveless wedding dresses as you can banish those bingo wings by targeting your biceps, triceps and shoulders to get the sexy toned arms you desire. Tricep dips are one of the best exercises to tone the under-arm wobble and good old fashioned press ups are great for targeting shoulders and the chest. Combine with cardiovascular exercise like boxercise or kickboxing and youll have slender, strong arms.
Want sleeker hips and streamlined, wobble-free thighs that dont meet in the middle? Well the good news is that the squats and lunges for your peachy rear will also double up as great thigh trimmers too. But rather than just focusing on the large muscles on the front and back of the thighs (the quads and hamstrings) go for activities that work the hips and inner thighs too. In-line skating is a superb aerobic workout, burning 400 calories an hour, with studies showing that it works some muscles in the legs more effectively than running particularly the inner thighs and hips.
Now you have targetted your problem areas, here are a few training rules and nutrition tips which will complement your workouts and get you closer to the bride-beautiful body.
Top six training and nutrition tips to complement toning workouts
Step up your cardio workouts (running, cycling, walking)
Burn extra calories and ensure your newly honed and toned body isnt buried under a layer of blubber.
Exercising in the morning kick-starts your metabolism (the rate at which you burn calories) and the benefits can last for up to 15 hours after training.
Up the resistance
As you progress, the addition of hand/leg weights or resistance bands will make toning workouts that little bit tougher but will yield results.
Go natural when eating
Always try and select whole-food choices for meals and snacks. Processed foods are generally low in nutritional quality and high in unwanted calories such as fat and sugar.
Hydrate for exercise
Inadequate hydration often invites false hunger pangs and cravings. Avoid reaching for the cookie jar by drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day.
Go easy on the alcohol
The calories in wine, beer and spirits are stored as body fat if theyre not used at the time of consumption; so reducing your alcohol intake will help with weight loss. Read more on getwed.com… Workouts you and your partner can do together Quick weight loss in just two months Follow getwed.com on Twitter 
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