Wedding Fitness – Shoulder Exercises

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness Expert Angel Stone demonstrates shoulder exercises to keep fit for your wedding.

    Angel Stone: Hi! I am Angel Stone with the Eshe Body Center. I am showing you how to get in shape for your wedding day. Now I am going to show you the double shoulder press and reverse fly. Both of these exercises highlight your shoulder muscles. In every single wedding dress your shoulders are seen, so its important that you target these muscles. I will start with the double shoulder press. I will be seated on a ball but you can also do this standing. Have a seat on the ball and grab a pair of dumbbells. Bring your arms to this position, you extend your arms overhead without locking your elbows and then lower. At this point, you bring your elbows toward the mid-line of your body and press again, hence the name double shoulder press. You open, you press overhead and you lower. Pull the elbows in, press overhead and lower. While doing this exercise, make sure you stand tall keeping your abs engaged. I want you to aim for three sets of this exercise completing 12-15 repetitions per exercise. Relax. Now our second exercise is the reverse fly. This exercise highlights your rear deltoids which are the shoulder muscles on your back. You are going to bend at the waist, pull the dumbbells in front of you. Then you lift up and come down. You want your head in a neutral position when doing this move. So you lift up as high as you can and then come down.

    This is one of the weaker muscles on women. So be sure to go down and wait on your dumbbells. Typically, you should only be able to lift about 4-5 pounds when doing this exercise. You lift up as high as you can and come down. Keep your abdominals pulled in, your chest lifted and your back flat. Again, repeat this exercise 12 repetitions and complete three sets, lift and lower. That was the double shoulder press and the reverse fly, two great exercises for your shoulder muscles. Next, I will show you how to work your chest.