Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upper Body Fitness Routine

The feedback for the lower body routine was so good, that we tailored it to an upper body routine. This is SO easy to do with two light free weights and you can do as many sets as you want. Four sets of this will take less than 40 minutes. I recommend a little full body warm up such as light jogging in place, or a few Zumba moves, or whatever strikes your fancy.  The routine is as follows:
15 Push ups
30 sec. straight arm plank
15 Bicep curls
30 sec. spiderman crunches
15 Bench or floor dips or table top swing throughs
30 sec. Right side plank (elbow or straight arm/lift your leg for more sensation)
15 Lateral raises
30 sec. Left side plank
15 Overhead presses
30 sec. Table top pose

That's it!! It's really not too hard, and you can increase the reps to 20 for more intensity and duration. Have Fun and remember to cool down with a few stretches of the shoulders, chest and arms.

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