Get fit in 15 minutes: The best exercise and nutrition to sculpt sleek, defined shoulders
- Nadya Fairweather reveals the best exercise for sculpting defined shoulders
- Shona Wilkinson advises pairing the work out with a diet rich in bromelain
- Stylist Liz Hemmings shared a selection of items to wear for the fitness routine
WHAT TO DO
For sleek, defined shoulders, try band lateral raises, says celebrity trainer Nadya Fairweather (u-shape.co.uk). Choose a resistance band that isn’t too strong. Hold a handle in each hand and stand with one foot in the middle of the band.
Keep your shoulders over your hips, hands at your sides. Slowly lift the bands to shoulder height and lower down slowly. Go for 15 reps.
Now join your second foot on to the band so both feet are in the middle. This will create more resistance. Raise your hands out to the side again.
Celebrity fitness trainer Nadya Fairweather, recommends band lateral raises for sculpting defined shoulders
If it’s too strong, go as high as you can without losing your form. Resist on the way back down, too. Try for 12 to 15 reps. Don’t hold your breath, and avoid arching your back and sticking your ribs out. Keep the rhythm slow and consistent. Try five rounds alternating different options with your feet to see which one is the most challenging.
WHAT TO EAT
Shoulders can tense up easily from exercise stress, says nutritionist Shona Wilkinson (shonawilkinson.com).
Pineapple contains proteolytic enzymes, including bromelain. This can reduce inflammation and swelling, helping to ease any shoulder pain.
Quinoa is a good source of protein and carbo-hydrates. It has 14g of protein for every 100g of quinoa — perfect for building muscles and boosting energy for workouts.
Turmeric promotes muscle growth and repair as well as being anti-inflammatory. Try spicy turmeric tea as a delicious pick-me-up.
WHAT TO WEAR