Good Morning and happy Monday!!!!!! I’m so excited…do you know why??? It’s time to get motivated! And what better way to get pumped for the week than with a fat blasting arm toning upper body workout. Got your tickets to the gun show?
A hot upper body is not only essential for sleeveless shirt season, it also keeps you safe and strong. This is particularly true for the muscles of your back. Our activities of daily living drive our bodies in a forward direction. Activities such as sitting at your computer, driving your car, or watching tv all tend to pull your body forward. This creates a muscle imbalance which leads to poor posture and even back pain.
The solution? A balanced upper body training program that focuses on strengthening your back, and shoulders, with a little bit of chest and arms. Strengthening the muscles of the back will help counteract the forward pull of daily activities. A strong back is essential for good posture too; an easy way to look 5 lbs lighter instantly!
Fitness is the perfect tool to fight fat and feel better after a long hard day at the office. But sometimes the last thing you feel like doing is gearing up for the gym. But I say no gym, no problem. You can do this entire program from the comfort of your own home. So no excuses! All you need is a few workout essentials including:
- Resistance bands – you need at least two: one light/medium strength and one heavy strength.
- A positive frame of mind, and
- Somewhere you can anchor the bands (door handle, door frame, etc)
Resistance band workouts are a great way to stay fit while at home or travelling abroad. You want to choose a band that allows you to tire your muscles within the required amount of repetitions. If you feel like you could do more than the suggested repetitions, shorten the band, step further away from the anchor point or use a thicker band. Use the chart below to guide your band selection, but always remember to work within your limits.
This workout incorporates supersets as well as normal working sets. Supersets are two exercises performed back to back with minimal rest. This keeps the heart rate high to help burn more calories, but also saves you time; a winning combination! So without further adieu here’s your upper body blast!
To download a printable guide click here: Upper Body Blast Printout
Yesterday I did this workout and I can tell you my arms were shaking by the end! It’s fast but effective. Work hard and you’ll be showing off your toned and terrific arms in no time!
In your opinion, which celebrity has the best upper body or arms?
What’s your favourite upper body part to work?