Another to get in shape - Little black dress red carpet‏

As if the new year wasn't a reason enough to kick up your fitness regimen and get toned and sexy legs.  It's "Red Carpet" Sunday when the Oscar's viewing party lands in Chicago.  Hosts Billy Dec and Richard Roeper will lead the festivities at Rockit Bar and Grill starting with red carpet arrivals at 5pm.

Guests will test their movie knowledge by putting their ballot predictions up against Richard and Billy for a chance to win fabulous prizes while hearing their commentary live throughout the telecast.

Tickets are priced at $50 each with a portion of the proceeds going to support After School Matters, a nonprofit organization that offers Chicago public high school teens high quality out-of-school-time opportunities to explore and develop their talents in the arts, while gaining critical skills for work, college, and beyond.
Tickets include delicious passed appetizers from Rockit Bar & Grill, creative “Oscar themed” cocktails from Belvedere and Moet Chandon champagne. Gift bags will be given to the first 100 ticket buyers.

Red carpet coverage begins at 5 p.m. telecast begins at 6 p.m.

Now for bare shoulders and backless dresses, check out these fab exercises to tone and sculpt in the next 14 days so you are red carpet ready.

Plank 1/2 Turn -

1. Start in plank position with hips square to the ground and feet wide.

2. Rotate hips to side and squeeze shoulder blades together with bent arm.

3. Return to center and repeat on the other side.

4. Perform 40 repetitions total.

Side Slimmer - 

1. Start with side with knee bent and weight in hand and arm bent towards head.

2. Extend to balance on side with both feet ( or stay on knee for starters ) and straighten arm.

3. Perform 20 reps on each side.

Split Ball Chest Press - 

1. Balance shoulder blades on the ball with hips lifted and toe pointing parallel to each other.

2. With light weights in hands, lower one arm extended to side.  Keep ball and hips stable.

3. Bring arms together and repeat on the other side.

4. Perform 20 reps on each side.

Long Arm Toner -

 1. Balance shoulder blades on the ball with hips lifted and toe pointing parallel to each other.

2. Keeping arms extended with light weights in hand, lower arms parallel to the floor then pause before returning to extended position over chest.

3. Perform 20 repetitions slowly.
Shoulder Shaper

1. Start with light weights in hands and turn thumbs downward with backs of the arms together at chest height.

2. Lift to eye level and return to starting position

3. Perform 20 repetitions slowly.

Wide Reverse Fly

1. Start seated on the ball slightly leaning forward with light weights in hands at your side and arms extended.

2. Raise arms to shoulder height and pause two counts.

3. Return to starting position.

4. Perform 20 repetitions slowly.

Andrea Metcalf is a healthy lifestyle blogger, fitness expert and author of Naked Fitness, a 28 Day Proven Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain Free Body (Vanguard Press).  She is creator and host of "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" reality weight loss show where people are Paid to Lose it.



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