Banish Back Fat with The Oscar Dress Workout!

Last night The Oscars was filled with stars in gorgeous, strapless gowns…

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Stunning, aren’t they? Let’s face it. There’s no hiding back fat in a strapless gown! If you want to go strapless (and pashmina free), continue reading below and wave goodbye to back fat!

Instructions: Start with your choice of cardio, follow with 1. Inverted Rows, 2. Bent Over Rows, and 3. Y-raise. Do each exercise to failure, that is, do as many repetitions as possible. Be sure not to cheat yourself and really do as many as you can before moving on to the next exercise!

Inverted Row

modified-inverted-row

Grip hands over a secure bar, shoulder-width apart. Position feet underneath knees, legs hip-width apart, and lean back until arms are straight. Pull chest towards bar and slowly lower back down. *Try with straight legs for a challenge.

Bent Over Row

Back Row on bench

Stand to the right of bench. Place left knee and left hand down on bench. Pick up weight with right hand, let arm hang, square shoulders with bench and keep back flat. This is your starting position. Pull elbow up until the weight is just below your ribs, then lower back down.

Y Raise on Stability Ball

Swiss Ball Y Raise

Lay on top of ball so that it is directly under your mid-section. Extend legs straight out, balance on toes, and slightly separate feet. Position hands diagonally between the line of your shoulders and head, lift arms up until they are in line with the rest of your body, then lower back down. *Grip a pair of light (1-5lb) dumbbells for a challenge.

Happy going strapless!

On a side note…
Anne Hathaway

Congrats to Anne Hathaway on her first Oscar! Well deserved!

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