TARGET TRAINING: Svelte Shoulders

Want to make that outfit look hot? Then ditch those teeny shoulders for a toned physique

To get strong, slender shoulders. You might not realise this but if your shoulders are as strong as the rest of your body, not only will you look hot in any outfit but your sports performance is going to improve drastically too. A strong set of shoulders will improve posture, increase your balance and support other muscles such as your arms and back. So whether you’re running, cycling or even boarding at Ski Dubai, your shoulders contain a valuable set of muscles to keep in check.

PRIMARY MUSCLES TARGETED

1. Deltoids

2. Trapezius

Anatomy lesson The muscle that holds this all together is the deltoid which comes in three parts – anterior, medial and posterior. The anterior rotates the arm inward, the medial brings the arms out to the side and the posterior helps you move the arm backward. The trapeze muscles also do their part by helping to support your posture. They are the opposite number to your chest muscles.

Details You’ll need a TRX, kettlebell and ViPR. Find them at MeFitPro.

Shape reader model Head of Private Shopping at Boutique 1, Iman Pasha. Iman trains three times a week with Omar and is also busy training for the Dubai Marathon in January. “I do everything from circuits to heavy weights and boxing to pure cardio. I am a huge foodie so I need to counteract it somehow!” Tending to concentrate on building her cardio and strengthening her legs, up ’til now she’s avoided working out her shoulders. “I am so petite, I don’t want to have a bulky look but instead a more feminine and slender one,” she explains. However, Omar plans to show her that you can tone your muscles without turning into Arnie Schwarzenegger.

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