Get The Emmy Looks: Gowns AND Bodies

All eyes were on the red carpet Sunday night to see how Hollywood’s A-listers stepped out in style. Now, you can steal their stunning looks right here, plus feel more amazing with these customized body toning moves designed by Charlee Atkins, an instructor at SoulCycle and certified personal trainer, to target the areas each show off.
 

Rock a sexy off the shoulder style like Julianne Hough
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Get the look:
Badgley Mischka Sequin Stardust Gown
 
What you want to tone:
Shoulders (aka the anterior and posterior deltoids), triceps and biceps
 
The move:
Tricep push-up into a side plank
 
“There’s a reason why trainers always incorporate the classic push-up into a workout,” says Atkins. “It works.” Here it is again but with an even more targeted tweak. Start in a basic push-up position (and feel free to do the modified version by placing knees on the ground, if you need to, says Atkins), keeping your elbows in toward your sides. Next, slowly lower down toward the ground until elbows ‘kiss’ your ribs, count to three, and then press back up to start. (Don’t forget to exhale on the way up. This will really help you get through each push! says Atkins.”) Once arms are fully-extended, move into a side plank on your left side, putting your right leg on top of your left and reach your right arm straight up, count to three, then return to start again. (If you’re doing the modified version, bend you left knee and place your right leg straight out.) Lower your right arm down, go back into the push-up position, and repeat the push-up part and then alternate to the left side with the side plank. Repeat 20 times total, so that you do 10 side planks on each side. (“You could do two sets in one TV commercial break!” says Atkins.)
 
Why it works:
“Keeping your elbows in during a push-up, verses the standard go-to position, forces the triceps to be isolated,” explains Atkins. “While the side plank encourages total core strengthening and the reach forces the shoulders to help stabilize the move.”
 

Show off sexy skin in random cutouts like Taylor Schilling
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Get the look:
Cushnie Et Ochs White Shockwave Dress
 
What you want to tone:
Unexpected areas like the side of your boobs (aka the serratus posterior and anterior muscles), plus the underarm crease and upper thigh including around your knee
 
The workout:
Boxing cardio arm-series with dumbbells (inspired by the SoulCycle arm series)
 
Start off by doing 10 quick push-ups to warm up your arms, suggests Atkins. Then put on some motivating music that’s about five to six minutes long (Atkin’s favorite is “Shave It” by Zedd or anything that is about 128 bpm, or beats per minute), because, yes, that’s how long this arm-sculpting sequence is! Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding two to three pound dumbbells. On the beat of the song, begin doing slow-punches, aiming your arms out in front and diagonally across your chest, starting with your right arm and immediately switching to your left arm, alternating arms consecutively. After 1 minute, begin reaching your arms up over-head, so that your biceps are close to your ears and you are creating an X-like shape in the air; alternate right to left on the beat and repeat this sequence for 1 minute. Next, start air ‘speed bag’ punching, essentially rolling the weights over one-another in a quick circular motion as if you were punching a real speed bag, for 1-minute. And get creative! When the music picks up, try to move in tune and go double-time therefore punching at a quicker speed, says Atkins. Press repeat on that one song once or twice or switch to a new tune for a total of 10 to 15 minutes.
 
Why it works:
“When you think of professional boxers, you think of them really staying tight in their middle and making quick moves and twists that hit the muscles that interline the ribs, which is exactly what you need for a dress like this,” says Atkins.
 

Chisel a sexy chest and upper abs in a plunging V like Claire Danes
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Get the look:
Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Rhodes Harbor Gown
 
What you want to tone:
Your entire chest (as in the pectoralis major and minor muscles) as well as your upper abdominals
 
The move:
Chest and shoulder press using a medicine ball flowing into a roll-up
 
Grab a four to eight pound medicine ball, then lay down on the ground with legs straight and feet hip-distance apart, holding the ball right at the middle of your chest, says Atkins. Next, push the ball straight up into the air so that it is over your chest, then lower back down and then press ball straight overhead again. Repeat ten times (five up and five down). On your tenth push up with the ball and arms extended, be sure to engage your abs and start to slowly lift the ball upwards using your abs do literally go to sitting position one vertebrae at a time. “The true challenge is to move slowly and not sit up fast,” says Atkins. “Once your body is half-way up, slowly lowering back down, keeping arms straight except for a slight bend to your elbows (and that ball lifted!) for the entire time.” Repeat five times, take a 1 minute break then repeat and aim to do that entire sequence a total of five times.
 
Why it works:
“Most of these exercises double-up on each other, so that two different muscles groups are working simultaneously and the move incorporates muscles” from the top and all the way down for a total body workout!” says Atkins.
 

Give some leg like Lena Headey’s up-to-here slit
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Get the look:
Badgley Mischka Forbidden Territory Gown
 
What you want to tone:
Legs for days—from your quads, to your hamstrings and calves
 
The workout:
45-minute SoulCycle class!
 
Why it works:
Because what’s more leg and booty-centric than spin?! “SoulCycle’s 45-minute class is an H-to-T (head-to-toe!) workout, of course showing emphasis on legs (it’s cycling, after all!) and also incorporating a lot of core activity,” explains Atkins. “On the bike, your legs are constantly moving at various speeds, allowing all those muscles to be challenged multiple different ways, while covering various tempos from sprints to hills will strengthen, and lengthen, every muscle, too. Plus, the candle-light ambience and killer dance music let’s you zone-in and let go.” Hit up a class three to five times a week leading up to your leg-baring dress event, suggests Atkins.