By Doug Rice of Bridalicious by The Knot
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Thinkstock / The KnotIf you're looking for a good workout move that will not only tone your arms, but also help sculpt and shape your shoulders for a strapless gown, then here's one you'll want to check out. The first move is for your back and shoulders. Try the others for a fantastic calorie-burning, total-body workout.
What You'll Need
A set of 5- to 8-pound hand weights
Exercise 1: Front Shoulder Raise to "T" Curl Up
-Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Hold your hand weights in front of your thighs, palms facing your body.
-Raise the weights directly in front of you up to shoulder level, keeping your arms extended.
-Keep your arms at shoulder level and move them back so that they're lined up with your shoulders and your body forms a "T."
-Lower the weights down to your sides and then perform a biceps curl by bending your arms at the elbows and bringing the weights up toward your shoulders.
-Return to the starting position.
-Repeat for 20