10 easy exercises that’ll help you feel your best on your wedding day


If you’re planning a summer wedding, there’s a good chance you have a long “to-do” list ranging from “what’s on the menu” to “get in shape…fast.” And whether you’re the bride, the groom, or even part of the wedding party, feeling good and looking fantastic for the big day is likely on your mind.

With so much to do and so little time to do it in, you might be wondering what workout will get you ready for the big day. INSIDER talked to Daily Burn Trainer, Cece Marizu, about which exercises you should pick when your time is tight.

Total body workouts are all the rage lately, and for good reason. By combining exercises that strengthen all of the major muscles in your body, you can get your heart rate up and burn some serious calories.

To get ready for the big day, Marizu put together a list of the 10 best exercises to get you in wedding shape. She recommended pairing up four or six of the moves and then repeating in sets, which gives you a great total body workout.

“For instance, start movement prep with some resistance band work— and also use it to work on external rotation for the shoulders. Then move into squats, lat pull downs, kb swings or deadlifts, push-ups, and finish with a complex lunge set,” she explained.

For maximum results, perform two to three sets of each exercise, and make sure to vary the rep range. The first few weeks, you might do 12-15 reps per set, and then drop the reps and increase the weight for weeks three and four (8-10 reps).

You can also throw in a few cardio sessions each week. Aim for three to four days, of 20-40 minute cardio workouts, such as running, biking, rowing, or the stair climber.

Here are Marizu’s choices for the 10 best strength training exercises to get you in summer wedding shape fast.

Front loaded weighted squats:

Front squats allow you to activate the front and back of your lower body by loading the front with the bar. The arms also have to do extra work to keep the weight up.

Lat pulldowns:

You can do narrow or wide lat pulldowns, but Marizu said doing lat pulldowns are great to reset posture and give great muscles definition to the arms and back.

Push-up variations:

Bodyweight work is so key, and since push-ups are pretty much like doing a moving plank, they train your core from head to toe.

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