10 Sleeveless Wedding Dress Arm Workouts You Can Do at Home

These at-home exercises are proof you don't need fancy weight machines to get your arms totally toned and wedding dress ready.
Blogilates.com
by Blogilates.com
Updated May 07, 2018

If there's a chance you're wearing a sleeveless, strapless or halter dress on your wedding day, you might want to get acquainted with these easy at-home arm workouts created by Cassey Ho of Blogilates.com for strong, toned arms. Below, find 10 workouts—that should be done for one minute each—that focus on toning your biceps, triceps, shoulders, chest and back so you can walk down the aisle and rock your sexy dress with confidence.

1. Peek-a-Boo Chest

  • From standing, extend arms out to side shoulder height and bend elbows up to make a goal post.
  • Squeeze chest muscles as you bring elbows to center of body.
  • Squeeze back muscles as you bring your arms back to start position.

2. Back Behinds

  • From standing, extend arms out to side shoulder height.
  • Squeeze muscles in back as you draw your elbows into the side of your body behind your back while rotating palms up.
  • Extend arms back to starting position and rotate palms down.

3. Angel Arms

  • From standing, extend arms out to side shoulder height.
  • Exhale as you lift one arm overhead while rolling shoulder blade in toward spine.
  • Return to start position and repeat on the other arm.

4. Crisscross Arms

  • From standing, hinge from hip to bring torso forward.
  • Extend arms behind body with palms facing up.
  • Crisscross arms at wrist squeezing back muscles.

5. Reverse Palm Pushers

  • From standing, hinge from hip to bring torso forward.
  • Extend arms behind body with palms facing up.
  • Pulse palms up toward sky keeping arms straight and strong.

6. Half Cobra Pushup

  • Lying on your belly, place hands under shoulders squeezing elbows into the side of the body.
  • Press up through the arms peeling torso off mat, stopping at bottom of ribs.
  • Keep a slight bend in the elbow at the top of the movement

7. Prayer Pulses

  • From seated position, extend arms out in front of you at shoulder height.
  • Bend arms at the elbow and press palms together drawing elbows in to touch.
  • Keeping elbows together, press palms upward.
  • Make sure to stop elbows at collarbone to complete the movement.

8. Wide Elbow to Palms

  • From standing, extend arms out to side shoulder height rotating palms up.
  • Rotate arms in to the base of the head keeping elbows wide.

9. Inchworm to Elbow

  • From forearm plank position, push up on one arm at a time up to full plank.
  • Walk hands in toward feet as hips lift.
  • Walk hands back out to plank position.
  • Lower back to forearm plank one arm at a time.

10. Up Up, Down Downs

  • From forearm plank, push up on one arm at a time up to full plank.
  • Lower one arm at a time back to forearm plank.

Watch the full workout routine here.

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