Workouts for Prom

Prom is quickly approaching, but there is still enough time to get in shape for the big day. It’s important to feel confident on prom night. Everyone has insecurities, but with prom as motivation and these workout tips, you’re sure to look your best at prom.

To Tone Your Upper Body:

  • Back lifts. It’s like a sit up, but the opposite! Lay on your stomach with your hands stretched out in front of you, not touching the ground. Lift your head, chest, and legs all at once without using your hands to push. Hold for a count of 10. Do three sets of 10 every day.
  • Triceps kick-backs. This exercise requires a pair of weights. Bend over at your waist and with one arm at a time, bring it behind you, leading with your elbow. Once your elbow is pointed straight up and behind you, extend your arm backwards, hold for three seconds, then bring your arm back down. Repeat with your other arm. Start off with three sets of 10, then increase as you get stronger.
  • Bicep curls. This exercise also requires two weights. Stand straight and using one arm at a time, curl the weight in your hand towards your body. Extend back down to the starting point. Repeat with your other arm. Start off with three sets of 10, then increase as you get stronger.
  • Hold pushups. Get in the pushup position, but instead of lifting yourself up, keep yourself stable with your arms at a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for 30 seconds, then rest. Do this three times.

To Tone Your Lower Body:

  • Calf Raises. Stand with your heels slightly hanging off the bottom step of a staircase. With your toes on the step, slowly lift yourself up so you are standing on your tiptoes. Then, slowly lower yourself back down. Do three sets of 10.
  • Wall sits. Find yourself a wall with nothing on it or around it. Standing with your feet about two feet away from the wall and your back on it, squatting down so that your legs form a 90 degree angle. Hold this position for 30 seconds and repeat three times.
  • Lunges. Stand straight with your hands on your hips. With your right leg, take a giant step forward until your thigh is parallel with the floor. Repeat this with your left leg. Do this 10 times with each leg and turn around and return to your starting point.

To Strengthen Your Core:

  • Planks. Laying on your stomach with your elbows propping you up at a 90 degree angle, clasp your hands together and use your core muscles to lift your body up. Hold this position for 30 seconds, take a break, then do it again two more times.
  • Crunches. Instead of doing just a normal up and down crunch, add a side motion to it. Pull yourself up and touch your right elbow to your left knee and come back down. Then, touch your left elbow to your right knee. Do this one set 10 times.