Fitness

My Pre-Wedding Workout Routine

It’s a universal truth: all brides want to look awesome on their wedding day. I am no exception. Which is why I created a home workout program to prepare for my wedding day, which is 7 months away.

If you read my blog, you’ll know that I already work out regularly. I stopped working out at a gym due to budget constraints since my fiance and I are now not only paying for a wedding but for a house as well. It was no problem since I already have a bunch of workout equipment at home and a lot of space. So I created my own workout routine to prepare for my wedding.

It isn’t any different from my previous workouts. I still do my best to target all muscle groups, but I do pay special attention to areas I want to accentuate, like my arms and shoulders. Here’s my weekly routine:

Monday (Chest)

  • Warmup: 20 mins speed rope
  • 5 sets, 12 reps:
    • Chest press stability ball
    • Closed grip press on stability ball
    • Chest flys on stability ball
    • Negative pushups
    • Straight arm pullover on stability ball
  • Cooldown: 1-minute plank (3 sets), 1-minute hollow hold, 5 minutes dumbbell farmer’s walk

Tuesday (Core)

  • Warmup: 100 chest-to-floor burpees
  • 5 rounds:
    • 10 pushups
    • 20 plank shoulder taps
    • 20 stability ball reverse crunches
    • 1-minute hollow hold
    • Floor lever progressions (30-second holds, 10 secs of rest between each hold)
      • Full tuck
      • Advanced tuck
      • Right leg tuck
      • Left leg tuck
      • Straddle
      • Full extension

Thursday (Back, shoulders, arms)

  • Warmup: 10 mins inchworms
  • 5 sets, 12 reps
    • Shoulder press
    • Arm circles
    • Front raises
    • Lateral raises
    • Bent over rows
    • Wide rows
    • Hammer curls
    • Tricep kick-outs
    • Bicep curls
    • Tricep floor press
    • Stability ball lower back extension
    • Skull crushers
  • 5 minutes dumbbell farmer’s walk, 1-minute hollow hold

Friday (Legs)

  • Warmup: 10 mins mountain climbers
  • 5 sets, 12 reps
    • Air squats
    • Curtsy lunges (per side)
    • Weighted kneeling squats
    • Hip thrusts
    • Stability ball hamstring curls
  • 2-minute plank, 1-minute hollow hold, 5 minutes dumbbell farmer’s walk

If you’re going to do this make sure to follow up with a good post-workout meal and a protein shake if you have one!