Bridal Bootcamp: 22 Exercises for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Getting married? Get ready to put your back, shoulders, and arms on display on your wedding day by mixing and matching these upper-body moves.

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Look your best on your big day

by Sophia Porotsky

Chances are, your dream wedding dress will show off your back, shoulders, and arms. And since last-minute RSVPs and seating arrangements will already have you stressed out as you approach your big day, you should give yourself at least six to eight weeks to start toning up—"the sooner the better," says Jessica Matthews, certified personal trainer and assistant professor of exercise science at San Diego Miramar College. Follow a well-rounded fitness routine that includes cardio and resistance training, with an added focus on your upper body, Matthews suggests. Get ready to go sleeveless, strapless, or backless by mixing and matching these upper-body moves three times a week.

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