This week I received an email from Shelly (as I affectionately call her) declaring, in horror, that she has a Christmas function coming up, and may have to wear SPANX to fit into that LBD (little black dress for those not in the know!) and was there anything that I could suggest she do to help her out of this predicatment.
My solution was multi-faceted, as is most solutions.
Firstly, there is nothing wrong with wearing SPANX, and it can be a huge confidence booster to women determined to look fabulous on their big night out.
Starving herself was not going to be on the recipe for success, strength was!
And lastly, because it is the season of merriment, I think people should enjoy this time without guilt or remorse. It is ok to indulge, and I am not one of those narrow-minded people that believe home-baked goods and copious amounts of alcohol are not going to pass people lips. If you keep your eye on other goals like keeping hydrated, adequate sleep, moving well and keeping your stress down, then your indulgences are going to be easier to reign back in once the festivities subside.
Bearing all this in mind, I thought I would provide Shelly with a wee workout that she can do in around 25 mins to make her look and feel like a goddess.
LBD Goddess Workout
Ultimate Sandbag (of course, we are DVRT Masters after all!) – here I am using a core bag.
Format – pyramid
first round 8 reps
second round 10 reps
third round 12 reps
fourth round 10 reps
last round 8 reps
Ultimate Sandbag Training Lateral Bag Pulls or Broken Plank Bag Pulls
by bending the knees and tucking under the knees you will engage even more core activation
Ultimate Sandbag Training MAX Lunge with Around-The-World
as well as being a multi-planar, anti-rotational, functional movement exericise, this one is just damn SEXY too
Single Arm Kettlebell Swings
use a moderate to heavy weight bell either alternating arms or performing all reps on one arm before switching, squeeze your butt actively here – (that should be your mantra in life – keep that butt squeezed)
Single Arm Hangs
You must must must, have a strong activation in your lats, shoulders, serratus and core to allow yourself to hang, if this isn’t happening yet, stick with a double arm hang. Hold this for as along as possible on each side
-rest as required before moving onto the next round.
Enjoy this DVRT workout? Find at more at Amanda’s site (Fit N’ Chips)