For the curve-loving dress…
- TRY THIS: Figure Method sit-up: True, you may not be showing off your abs on the big day, but all eyes will be on your mid-section in a form-fitting dress! Sites’s version of the sit-up involves a small range of motion, lifting less than you would in a traditional sit-up. “It’s a common misconception that coming up higher makes for a more effective abdominal workout,” says Sites. In fact, she says, coming up too high only strains the back and neck. If you can, hold a soft block or pillow behind your head for additional neck and spinal support.
Instructions: Lying on the floor, knees bent, with your soft block/pillow behind your head, come into 20 slow, controlled sit-ups, lifting just so your shoulder blades come off the mat. Break and repeat.