Just like Alia Bhatt in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, we would all love to say “Main shaadi karoongi to Kareena wala designer lehenga pehen kar.” Or just attend a wedding wearing one! And much like the sari, the lehenga ends up revealing a fair bit of the stomach, back, shoulders and arms. So if we want to rock that lehenga, we gotta get in shape for it!
We’ve got a few exercises that can definitely tone you up so you can feel and look your best on D-Day!
Focus areas: Triceps
Step 1: Stand up straight with your arms raised over your head, your elbows close to your ears, holding a dumbbell in each hand.
Step 2: Bring your elbows down to a 90-degree angle.
Step 3: Press the dumbbell up and simultaneously squeeze your triceps to straighten your arms.
Step 4: Slowly revert to the start position.
Step 5: Complete 12 reps.
Focus areas: Shoulders and arms
Step 1: Stand holding the dumbbells in front of the body, knuckles forward.
Step 2: Raise the dumbbells to shoulder height, keeping arms straight, and slowly bring them down to the front of the thighs.
Step 3: Complete 12 reps.
Focus areas: Back, arms, core and legsStep 1: Get into a push-up position with your hands resting on dumbbells and your feet slightly apart.
Step 2: Pull one dumbbell toward the side of your rib cage.
Step 3: Pause, slowly lower the dumbbell, and repeat the same action with the other arm.
Step 4: Complete 12 reps.
Focus areas: Abdomen, hamstrings, the lower back and the glutes.
Step 1: Lie down on your back and put your arms by your side.
Step 2: Bend your knees and raise your hips while keeping your back straight. Make sure to keep your feet on the floor.
Step 3: Your hips must be in a straight line with your shoulders and knees.
Step 4: Hold the position for 30 seconds and gently lower your hips back to the initial position.
Step 5: Do 20 reps.
Focus areas: Hips and Thighs
Step 1: Stand tall with your feet apart.
Step 2: Now step forward with your right foot and bend your left knee . Make sure that you keep your knees at 90 degrees approximately.
Step 3: Bring your left foot forward in line with the right.
Step 4: Do 15 reps.
*This exercise can be done by holding a pair of dumbbells in both your hands.