Anne Hathaway showed off her backside in a shimmery bronze dress at the Golden Globe awards. The actress was just one of the numerous beauties in gorgeous peek-a-boo gowns.
Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, and Eva Longoria all showed off their backside - making this sexy yet subtle style one of the night’s hot trends.
But to look good in a backless gown, you have to be toned – exposed love handles are never cute! Unfortunately, women tend to neglect their backside during workouts.
“Crunch-obsessed exercisers might be interested to know that doing moves that target your lower back is key to not only getting stand-up posture and a stronger core, but also a smaller waist,” says Mary Anderson, fitness director at Fitness magazine.
“Slimming your waist means tackling it from 360 degrees, including the lower back muscles,” adds Mary.
Fitness magazine recently released their A to Z beautiful body book, “Fitness Fast Track To A Better Body,” and it’s loaded with exercise and diet tips, including upper body shapers. Here are three upper-body moves: All you need is a pair of 3-8 pound dumbbells and aim for two to three sets!
1. Reverse Flye: (targets shoulders, back)
Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms by sides, palms in. Keeping back flat and abs engaged, hinge forward from hips and lift arms out to sides at shoulder level, keeping elbows slightly bent; lower.
Do 12 reps, maintaining bent-over position throughout.
2. Back Touch: (targets back, shoulder, biceps)
Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides. Extend arms diagonally out to sides so they’re about one foot behind you, palms down.
Bend left elbow and touch back with dumbbell; extend.
Switch arms and repeat to complete 1 rep.
Do 15 reps.
3. Wide-stance Deadlift: (targets lower back, butt, legs)
Holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with feet more than shoulder-width apart, toes pointed out 45 degrees, arms in front of thighs, palms in.
Keeping back straight and knees slightly bent, hinge forward from hips as you lower dumbbells to shin level. Return to start.
Do 12 reps.
“Fitness Fast Track To A Better Body” is available in bookstores and is packed with head-to-toe exercises and nutrition tips. Or, check out www.fitnessmagazine.com.
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