The party season is nearly upon us. It’s time to come out from behind your cosy cardigans and fluffy jumpers and embrace the sleeveless and strapless party fashions! Prep your arms, chest and back for exposure with this little routine, no equipment needed just get yourself comfortable and you’re ready to begin.
This workout can be done either sitting or standing. Try doing this a few times a week and you’ll be feeling tighter and more toned in no time!
- Golf balls
Put your arms out at your sides, chest height, palms up and circle them forward as if you’re holding golf balls in your hands. Repeat this move for 30 seconds. Reverse, circling backwards and repeat for another 30 seconds.
Time for the circles to get a little wider. With your palms still facing up and arms remaining at chest height (don’t drop those elbows!), circle your arms forward as if circling round a football, keep going for 30 seconds. Again, reverse and repeat.
- Back Behinds
Hold your arms out at your sides, palms down this time. Now bring your elbows down till their behind your back, twisting your arms, palms up as you move. Repeat for 1 minute.
- Praying Mantis
Put your palms, forearms and elbows together, holding your elbows around shoulder height, pointing your hands up towards the ceiling. Now push your elbows up as far as they will go – keeping them firmly pressed together. Repeat for 1 minute (warning, this one will definitely make you feel the burn!).
- Up, up, down, down
Get down onto your hands and knees. Take your right elbow and place it down where your right hand was. Repeat with your left arm. Now push yourself back up onto your right hand, and then your left. Keep doing this for 30 seconds, then switch to starting from the left, repeat for another 30 seconds.
Advanced move: If you’re already a fitness pro, do this move from a plank stance.
If this circuit starts to feel easy, trying doing it again, back-to-back! We hope these moves help you feel like the belle of the ball in your finest sparkly dresses.