Is there anything worse than that stubborn fold of fat that pops out around your armpits? If that little bulge has stopped you from rocking a strapless dress, then get to the mall, because after this workout, you'll be ready for date night. Brought to you by Cosmopolitan, this 7-move workout will sculpt your arms, shoulders, back and chest.
1. T-Extensions: Wrap one end of a resistance band or tights around each hand and swing the band behind your ribcage. Take one step forward with your left foot so your feet are staggered for stability. Extend your arms straight out to the sides. From this position, bend your elbows to bring your fingertips together in front of your chest. Then extend your arms straight out in front of you, and open your arms out the sides to return to starting position and complete one rep.
Where you'll feel it: Your arms, chest, and shoulders.
2. Flat Back Supermans: Wrap one end of the band or tights around each hand and swing the band behind your ribcage. Take one step forward with your left foot so your feet are staggered. With a flat back, hinge forward about 45 degrees from the waist. From this position, bend your elbows and lift them out to the sides to shoulders-height, keeping your wrists in line with your elbows. Without dropping your arms, extend your arms straight forward. Complete half your reps, then switch feet and finish the set.
Where you'll feel it: Your arms, back, chest, and shoulders.
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3. Door Knob Twists: Wrap one end of the band or tights around each hand, and take a wide stance with your toes pointed outward and knees bent about 45 degrees. Bend your elbows to a 90-degree angle and lift them out to the sides with your hands at shoulders level and your palms facing down. The band should be taut and parallel to the floor. Without releasing the tension in the band, turn your palms to face each other as you squeeze your elbows into your sides. Raise your elbows back to starting position to complete one rep.
Where you'll feel it: Your arms, chest, back, and shoulders.
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