December 07, 2022 2 min read
The exercises in this workout target your chest, your triceps, and the stabilizing muscles in your shoulders in order to build strength and help tone your upper body, improve your posture as well as heart health.
This variation of the traditional bodyweight plank is a great way to tone up your abs, improve stability, shoulder strength and hip range of motion. X planks help to improve hip range of motion and flexibility. Push-ups can also support the abs and the muscles of the mid and lower back. They are great for improving your posture and strengthening your core with no need for equipment.
An overhead triceps extension, also known as a dumbbell triceps extension, is an isolation exercise that targets your triceps muscles. The most common way to perform this exercise is using a dumbbell (or kettlebell) while standing or sitting. This exercise helps to strengthen the triceps, increases the stability of the shoulders and elbows, and sculpts the arms.
Triceps dips are a great exercise that use your own bodyweight to work your shoulders, triceps and chest areas. Performing triceps dips can improve the strength of your triceps, shoulders, and upper arms.
Dumbbell pullovers are a great exercise for the upper body with variations to target the chest, predominantly, and also the back muscles. The dumbbell pullover can build muscles around your shoulder joints, increasing mobility and helping to prevent shoulder injury.
The inchworm is a great bodyweight exercise that warms up the entire body. It strengthens your arms, chest, upper back, lower back, and abs and increases your balance and stability.