Those off-the-shoulder styles, including strapless blouses and dresses, don’t have to be out of the question for you when you tone the muscles described below. I’m a certified personal trainer.
Many women love the elegant look of such garments, but never wear them for the simple reason that they don’t want to show their shoulders or backs.
Working your back is vital to looking great in off-the-shoulder styles.
Among the many muscles that off-the-shoulder styles display, the back is often one of the most prominent. Toning these muscles not only helps improve your overall look in these tops and dresses, but it also improves posture.
Your chest muscles influence the way your upper body looks in many ways, from the lift of the breast to the tone of the upper back arm area. Not much of the chest may show as far as skin and muscle tone goes, depending on the cut of the off-the-shoulder style being worn, but these kind of tops often cling to the breast, making the lift of the breasts very important.
After all, there’s only so much a comfortable bra can do; especially a strapless one, which is the kind usually worn with these tops.
The deltoids, or shoulder muscles, are the areas that are highlighted the most when wearing off-the-shoulder styles. If you want to look great, sexy, stylish, and even feminine, toning the deltoids is necessary.
To tone and shape the chest and shoulders simultaneously, you can add pushups to your strength training. Here is an article on just how to do that:
– How weaklings can get strong enough for pushups
However, no matter how unfit you are, you can always do the seated chest press as well as the bench press, since the amount of resistance can be altered. Stick with a strength training program, and over time, you’ll see desirable changes in the way your upper body appears.