Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these three moves in a controlled manner for a minute each, one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit two more times, resting a minute between circuits. Do this workout four to six times a week.
1. Standing V-Raise
Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides, palms in.
With arms straight but not locked, raise the weights diagonally in front of you, so that your arms form a V shape, until your arms are parallel to the floor. Hold for one second, then return to the starting position.
2. Shoulder Press
Holding a pair of dumbbells just above your shoulders, palms facing each other, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent.
Press the weights until your arms are straight overhead.
Hold for one second, then take three seconds to lower the dumbbells back to your shoulders.
3. Rotating Triceps Kickback
Stand with your knees bent and lean forward slightly, with a dumbbell in each hand. Bend your right elbow to bring the dumbbell to your side, making your upper arm parallel with the floor.
Press the dumbbell back, and as you straighten your arm, rotate it so that your palm faces the ceiling.
Rotate it back so that your palm faces in, and return your arm to the bent position.