It’s time to sculpt strong and beautiful arms with these best moves to tone your upper body. I’ve found that my upper body responds pretty quickly when I train consistently, so I aim to train my arms and back about 2-3 times a week. Honestly, I think arms are one of the most rewarding areas to train. Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome to have toned abs and legs, but under your pants and shirt, you don’t really appreciate them. On the other hand, your arms are usually exposed and you can definitely notice when someone has toned and sculpted arms.
So to kick off the week, I thought I would share some of the best moves to tone your upper body. The routine I’m sharing with you today is guaranteed to sculpt beautiful arms and tone every area of your upper body. We’ll be working the back, biceps, chest, shoulders, and triceps in this Upper Body Blast. There are some of the best moves to tone your upper body, so get ready. You’ll be showing of your guns in no time! 😉 Get the printable routine here – Upper Body Blast Workout.
For this workout you’ll need:
- 2 sets of dumbbells (light and heavy weight)
- 1 pull up bar (such as this one)
- yoga mat
If you’re at the gym, you should have a variety of weight to choose from. If not, I recommend investing in some adjustable weights to use at home. Trust me, they are worth every penny. I can’t tell you how often I use my adjustable weights. They are so convenient, and they take up a lot less space than regular dumbbells. You’ll also want to invest in a pull up bar. It’s super convenient and will probably be one of the most valuable pieces of exercise equipment you’ll own. I sometimes you this for my pushups as well. You can purchase one at your local sports store, or online. You really don’t need anything fancy. Here’s an idea of what you should look for.
This routine includes a combination of body weight and free weight. You can do this workout at home, or print this routine and bring it along to the gym. Be sure to maintain proper form and use challenging weights. However, never sacrifice proper form for the sake of weight. Be cautious and focus on each move. This will help you make that mind-muscle connection and prevent any injuries. You want to really concentrate on the muscles you are working and keep proper form the entire time. Remember that you can always use a variety of weights for different muscles. I know that my biceps are stronger than my shoulders, so I might use 15 pounds for bicep curls, and 8 pounds for the lateral press. Adjust the weight according to your fitness level.
Please be sure to comment below and let me know when you do this workout. Also, share your pictures with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. We want to see you flexing and showing off those strong arms that you’ve been working on. 🙂
Question of the Day: What body part do you want to work next?