I’m a certified health and nutrition coach with an obsession for croissants and muffins and a passion for helping Brides-to-be, MOBs, and Bridesmaids feel beautiful and confident on the special day they're a part of.
Do you want to show off toned and defined arms but cringe at the idea of putting in the work? Trust me, we all know that feeling. An effective wedding arms workout doesn’t have to be all that difficult when you can distract yourself from feeling the burn. Turn on your favorite show or podcast and pull up this guide for bridal arms in less than one episode. Are you ready? Let’s get started with a mix of easy bodyweight and dumbbell exercises you can do at home.
Up & Down Planks
Our first one may sound familiar, but there’s a twist. To engage your shoulders and arms, enter a straight arm plank position keeping your body parallel to the floor. Next, lower one elbow to the mat, following with the other one till you’ve reached an elbow plank. Now pull the first arm back straight and repeat on the other side for a few sets.
This one combines the best of two worlds. Getting on all fours, we start with two tricep dips, making sure to keep the elbows going straight back instead of sideways. Now with your arms straight, slowly walk your feet onto their heels and back again for another round of tricep dips.
Now it’s time for a crowd favorite! We all love to hate them, but hey, burpees get the job done. Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, you’re going to come down into a squat while putting your hands out in front of you. Jump back with your legs till you’re in a plank and back up until you’re back in your squat. Stand up and repeat.
Picking up a set of dumbbells, keep your knees a little bent while getting into a hip-width stance. Keep a straight back from the hips as you lower your chest towards the ground. With your arms hanging by your sides, tighten your core and pull the weights up to your ribcage, making sure to feel your shoulder blades coming together. Hold for a breath, bring them down, and repeat.
Standing up hip-width apart, place two dumbbells in your palms facing the side of your legs. With a slight bend in your elbows, raise your arms up till you reach shoulder level and then bring them back down. That’s one, now repeat!
Are you ready to level it up? For an extra burn, try my free bridal arm guide for six key dumbbell exercises you can add to your daily routine.
If you feel like you need a little extra motivation for the bridal arms of your dreams, check out my bridal fitness program. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a message down below – I’d be happy to help!
Stephanie began her fitness journey of training women in 2014 as a yoga teacher. As a certified personal trainer and certified health coach, she has since grown her bridal fitness programs for women internationally. Stephanie works with brides and helps them look and feel their best for their big day. Her programs are accessible through her app, from fitness to nutrition, all for the brides-to-be! Ready to feel confident in your wedding dress? Get the free Bridal Arms Mini Guide!
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