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Fitness Tips

At Home Upper Body Workout

At Home Upper Body Workout

Warm-up with a brisk walk or jog to get your muscles warm and heart rate up

Complete 1-3 rounds of this workout

  • Push-ups – Start in a high plank with your hands under your shoulders and balanced on your toes or knees. Make sure to keep a straight line from shoulder to knee or toes. Lower yourself to 90 degrees or slightly lower by bending your elbows. Press through the palms to lift the body as one unit back up to the starting position. Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Walking Planks – Start in a high plank from knees or toes. Then twist the right shoulder open lifting the arm into a side plank. Bring the right hand back to the floor and then repeat with the left arm. That’s on repetition. Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Burpees – Start standing up. Come down to the ground into a pushup position. Lower your chest all the way to the floor. Push back up and hop your feet toward your chest and stand up. Jump as high as you can bringing your hands overhead. Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Chair Dips – Start sitting in a stable and sturdy chair. Place your hands knuckles out on the edge of the chair. Walk your feet out until your knees reach 90 degrees. Lower your body down by bending the elbows and knees. Lower until your elbows reach 90 degrees. Then lift back up to the starting position by straightening your arms. Repeat up to 15 times.
  • Inverted Rows – Start sitting under a sturdy table or desk that is about chest high when sitting on the floor. Grasp the edges of the table with both hands make sure your feet are extended out. Lift your lower body off the floor so that there is a straight line from shoulder to hip. Pull through your shoulder blades to lift your chest to the table. Then return to straight arms. Repeat up to 15 times.

Be sure to cool down after any workout!

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