Better TV producer, Marianne Mancusi, is getting married in two months; and she wants nice, sculpted arms and shoulders on her wedding day. We matched her up with personal trainer Joe Masiello to design the perfect pre-wedding workout.
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Audra Lowe: Our TV Producer Maryanne Mancusi is getting married in just two months and she wants those nice sculptured arms and shoulders on her wedding day. So we mastered up with a personal trainer Joe Masiello of Focus Integrated Fitness all to design a perfect pre-wedding workout for her and it’s all on today’s getting fit. Here she is. Joe Masiello: Hi! Today I'm here with Maryanne and she’s getting married in two months, so we’re going to work on a program to get your arms ready for the wedding dress. And is there anything specific that you want to work on? Maryanne: Well my dress has thin straps so I'm really thinking of nice sculpted shoulder that kind of thing. Joe Masiello: So the first exercise we’re going to do is called the band cross-pull. What we’re going to do is shoulders back. Make sure your shoulders are both facing forward too. And you're going to bring the arm up and across the body and then rotate your palm at the top. Bring it back down nice and slow. And we’re going to do it again. So in this exercise you want to do about 10 repetitions each side. So this next exercise is going to target the biceps. The first thing we’re going to do is stand on the band. The feet are going to be a little wider than hip apart. Step two we’re going to half squat. So bend your knees push your butt back and you're going to hold it right there, no movement at all. Now keeping your elbows right under your shoulders you're going to perform a bicep curl. Come all the way up and all the way down so we don’t want your arms bent at all at the bottom. And we’re going to do about 10-15 repetitions. The next exercise is called the 3-point tricep kick back. You're going to place your right hand on the bench, elbow up, you're going to extend and bring it back down. Now after this you want your back completely straight. Get a nice, neutral spine and extend. 10-12 repetitions is probably going to be enough because it’s so much on your arms. So this exercise involves actually three different exercises back to back. You want to keep your shoulders down, good posture always and we’re going to raise them up and back down. Now come on down, palms in, elbow up and overhead presses. Keep the elbows in a little bit more. Maryanne: And what’s the benefit of doing this as a sequence? Joe Masiello: Now we’re working all different parts of the shoulder—the front of the shoulder, the side of the shoulder and the back of the shoulders. And the last one is going to be bringing the arms out and up. Alright. The next exercise is called the cobra. And this is going to work total arm and the upper back. You're going to raise your body up, lift the weights off the ground and rotate your palm to the sky and hold for three seconds and come back down. That’s one rep and let’s do it. Come on up, feet stay down, butt nice and tight, squeeze and back down. And we’re going to do 10 repetitions on these. So you did very well the exercises, how do you feel? Maryanne: I feel good. Joe Masiello: So what you want to do with these five exercises is you want to put them in with your normal workout, you can do the things that you typically are used to doing. But I want you to do about three times a week and once you finish in two months you're going to be armed and ready. Maryanne: Alright. Perfect, thank you. Joe Masiello: You're welcome. Audra Lowe: Go Maryanne, I'm so proud of her. Well we’re going to check back in for results later on and for more great workout ideas just log on to BetterTV.com and click on the links tab.

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