The 89th Academy Awards are currently underway in Los Angeles, and we’re ready for all the entertainment the awards show is certain to bring. We obviously love seeing the winners take the stage to accept their awards, but we’re honestly more excited about what’s going to happen on the red carpet before the big event.
Let’s be real—it’s all about the dresses. We love watching the stars saunter down the red carpet, and we can’t help but admire their gorgeous gowns and impeccably toned bodies. And in those strapless gowns? It’s their arms and shoulders that really stand out.
We might not be going to the awards show ourselves, but we will be working on these shoulder-toning moves (courtesy of Club Pilates) at home during the commercial breaks!
1. Front Lateral Lift
With 3- to 5-pound weights in your hands, raise arms up so they’re in-line with your shoulders. Slowly lower back down to thighs. Repeat 10 times.
2. Straight Arm Circles
Lift arms to shoulder height. Circle the arm clockwise and counter clockwise, making a shape the size of a softball. Repeat 10 times both directions.
3. Shoulder Press
Begin with arms bent at shoulder height, palms facing forward. Keeping the shape stable, slowly raise arms up one inch, and lower back down to starting position. Repeat 10 times.
4. Shoulder Rotation
Keep elbows bent at a 90-degree angle—slowly, internally rotate arms forward. Externally rotate back to starting position. Repeat 10 times.
5. Swimmer’s Pull
Begin with arms by sides with palms facing down. Step the right leg back and bend your knee slightly. Reach arms to shoulder height as you hinge your whole body to back leg and flex the front foot. Transfer weight forward and swing arms down back by thighs. Complete 10 times, then repeat with left foot back.Sporteluxe USA