In an ideal world, all of your bras would fit perfectly all the time. However, since we’re living in the real world, this doesn’t happen.
Over the course of winter, maybe you’ve gained a couple of pounds. Or maybe, the stressful few weeks at work got to you. And as a result, your most-expensive bra just doesn’t quite fit.You can squeeze into it sure, but it creates bulges and bumps in all the wrong places. If this is the case, then we’ve got the exercises for you.
Being the most common exercises, push-ups really work. Push-ups give a phenomenal full body exercise. Plus, you can do them anytime, anywhere. They also do great things for your back.You should feel the strain right between your shoulder blades as you push yourself up.
How To:Make sure you’re holding your core tight the entire time. This should help you with holding your back straight. Breathe out as you push up.
You can also do lay down push-ups. Start by laying down with your arms in front of you. Then, quickly move to a push-up position and lift yourself off the ground. After, lower yourself back to the ground and go back to the starting position.
DUMBBELL BENT OVER ROW
One of the best exercises for your upper back, it has become a mainstay in many trainers’ repertoires because it also sculpts the arms and core. It’s a great compound exercise.
How To:Start by standing, with your feet at shoulder width apart. Bend your knees slightly, with the dumbbells hanging down by your side, and your back bent at a roughly 45 degree angle. Start pulling the weights up to your sides, bending your elbows, squeezing your shoulder blades together.
Make sure your body stays as still as possible while doing the reps.The exact angle of your back is less important than it remaining straight. We recommend doing two or three sets of 15, with whatever weight you prefer. Start with lighter weights, and gradually increase the weight as you go along.
DUMBBELL SQUAT AND PRESS
Another full body exercise targeting your back. Targeting one area of fat is really hard, however doing more compound exercises helps to decrease your overall body fat percent and increase your metabolism.
How To:Like the in the previous exercise, start by standing, with your feet at shoulder width apart. Hold the weights at your shoulders, and bend your knees. Lower your thighs until they are nearly parallel with the floor.The action should mimic sitting down in a chair and your back should remain straight. Be sure to keep your core tight.
Then proceed to power up by straightening your legs, and lifting the weights overhead until your arms are straight. Lower them and repeat. Try three sets of 10 with a comfortable weight.
While they might not seem like the obvious choice, mountain climbers are a great full-body exercise that will help you tone your abs, legs, and back, which works to stabilize your body.
How To:Start by getting into the plank position. Keep your arms and back straight. Then quickly raise one leg at a time, bringing your knee to your chest and back down. Do thirty in a row.
Doing these four exercises in a circuit, equals in a great workout for your arms, legs, abs, and back. We recommend doing repeating the circuit two or three times.
If you do these exercises a few times a week, you’ll be able to slip right into that expensive bra in no time.