Post # 1
So I went to my second fitting, the next one should be the final. And I was not happy with my back fat. My sister and Maid/Matron of Honor tried to reassure me that it was fine, not too twist too much. I felt like I was pouring out! The back of the dress goes slightly below where a bra strap would be btw, so when I picked it out, I didn’t think it would be a problem. It can’t be loosened since it fits perfect in the front. My Maid/Matron of Honor told me to “tuck in” as much side-boob as possible for the day of. With about 31 days to go, I’m going to try my best to minimize with excercise, but I’m just not thrilled at all anymore. That’s all I kept looking at in the mirror. Any suggestions? I don’t even know if there’s anything I can do…
Post # 3
I felt the same way it wasnt much of anything (ive seen worse) but to me it was a no no my healthy side is coming back out in a couple days (in march). Do upper back exercises. Good luck!!
Post # 4
I’m guessing it’s far worse in your head than it is in real life 🙂 I know it’s easier said than done, but try to focus on all of the other things that make you feel beautiful in your dress. For tucking in the “side-boob,” get some fashion tape and practice using it to help keep everything in place. And if you have time, try adding some good old fashioned push ups to your workout routine. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll look gorgeous!
Post # 5
I was feeling the same way when I tried on my dress. Are there any exercises for that?
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Dumbbell rows! http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/BackGeneral/DBBentOverRow.html
I use 8-10 pounds; if you’re a beginner you might want to start with 5 pounds. They help a lot with back fat.
Post # 7
I bet you can trim it down a bit. There are a bunch of back exercises. Just google ’em. Not that this is supposed to help, but I’m almost a full size bigger than my dress, yikes… stupid winter.
Post # 8
The best advice I can give for toning up quickly is to do Super Sets. This is where you’re doing back to back exercises for the same muscle with no rest between sets. So you would do excise 1, go straight to exercise 2 and then take a minute rest and repeat. A couple examples of back exercises that will work great are:
3 Sets of 8 each
Seated Wide Grip Lat Pulldown
Assisted Pull Up
3 Sets of 10 each
Smith Machine Wide Grip Bent Over Row
DB Deadlift (knees slightly bent)
2 Sets of 12 each
Seated Close Grip Cable Row
Wide Grip Cable Row