(Closed) Upper Body Workouts

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You and me both!  ๐Ÿ™  No advice, just want to know the same thing!

I’m thinking – kettlebells?

Post # 4
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I use a balance ball for everything ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it!

Post # 5
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would pick a full body lifting program and stick to that for the next three months!  You only need to do it 3 days/week.  I have done New Rules of Lifting for Women and Female Body Breakthrough, both with great results for my arms, back, and shoulders.  I have also heard great things about Starting Strength.  They are all books.  I know you are looking for just upper body but I don’t think it makes sense to work on just one part of the body and I became convinced of that after I got into weights.  So that’s why I suggested full body.

Post # 6
1030 posts
Bumble bee

do you have the Nike Training App? there is a Focussed workout for Sculpted Arms which is supposed to work really well.

I’m starting on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Push-ups, tricep dips, bench press, rows, upright rows, shoulder presses, bicep curls, chest fly, & back fly.  Also yoga ๐Ÿ™‚

Also- you can tone up your muscle but you also have to burn the fat off the top of it so everyone can see!

I have heard great things about the “New Rules…” but haven’t checked it out yet.  I try to lift 2 days a week and do cardio 3 or 4 days a week.  It’s been helping a lot, even if the number on the scale hasn’t changed much, I am seeing a difference in how my clothes fit!

Post # 8
1182 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I totally agree with @DaneLady those are all very good exercises.

For awhile, I was doing a circuit that I loved, but I have been sick so I am taking the week off exercising and letting my body heal. I set my timer for 10 min, then did 10 tricep dips, 10 pushups, 10 shoulder presses (5 on each side with a dumbbell) then 10 dumbbell rows (10 on each side with a dumbbell) over and over again trying to get in as many sets in the 10 min. Alternately, I would do each of the 5 exercises for a minute straight but that was very hard. One of the rules the author of New Rules of Weightlifting for Women is extremely passionate about is to use free weights, not weight machines.

Anyways, I did my circuits 2-3 times a week and after just a few weeks noticed a massive difference. I couldn’t believe how quickly my middle tightened up.

Although not technically an upper body workout, try squats and deadlifts. They’re such good exercises and I think they will help tighten up your back.

Post # 9
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Tatum:  i am definitely trying this!

Post # 11
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Gemstone:  That’s awesome! Defintely trying this!

Post # 12
16214 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@PinkPandaBear:  I’m getting started on it again myself! I started it before my wedding but didn’t make it all the way through.

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