Improve Your Upper Body Strength

Workouts To Improve Your Upper Body Strength

If you’re ready to get fit again, there are many different workouts you can do. But, what about if you wanted to focus on to improve your upper body strength?

Working in this area specifically can drastically increase your good posture, so you won’t end up walking around hunched up, especially when you’re older. It also reduces your risk of injury because your arms, shoulders, chest and back muscles will be working almost like a suit of armor against pain.

Here are the best workouts you can do to improve your upper body strength.    

Improve Your Upper Body Strength - Push Ups.
Improve Your Upper Body Strength – Push Ups.

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Push ups

These are really hard, and if you aren’t used to doing them, you will most likely fall on your face after attempting one. So start by doing them on your knees with your legs interlocked behind you. As a pose to going straight down from the plank position. It’s not a cop-out! You’re just doing as much as your body lets you. After time you will get stronger, and then you can attempt to do the ‘real’ ones. But for now, stick to what you know.

Push ups over time will build the muscle in your pectoral, or chest, which will not only make you feel a lot stronger, but your boobs may even look bigger and firmer!  

Rowing

Rowing machines can give you a killer upper-body workout. Focusing on all the areas around your shoulders and back means you will be walking around tall and proud. It’s also very good if you suffer from lower back pain. But, make sure you take it easy and listen to your body.  

Improve Your Upper Body Strength - Hop in a real boat and row yourself around on the lake.
Improve Your Upper Body Strength – Hop in a real boat and row yourself around on the lake.

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If going to the gym isn’t for you, then go online to look for the best rowing machine. Or why not hop in a real boat and row yourself around on the lake. You’ll not only get a great session in, but you’ll also get to be at one with nature!

Plank

Do you remember that viral craze then went all around the internet of people planking anywhere and everywhere? – This is kind of the same thing, but you don’t have to do it on the train if you don’t want to!

It’s simple enough to get into the right position, but being able to hold it is a whole other story! When every muscle in your body starts to shake, it’s important to breathe through it for as long as you can. Until you really can’t hold out anymore.

The reason being when your body reacts like this. It’s the moment where all your muscles are working as hard as they can. And, if you stop straight away, how are they going to improve?   

Improve Your Upper Body Strength - Planks.
Improve Your Upper Body Strength – Plank.

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Bench Dip

Did you ever used to jump up on the kitchen counter when you were little, and use your arms to pull you up and down? – Well, this is pretty much the same thing, only in adult form.

These are good to do because you don’t need to go to the gym, you can do them anywhere as long as you have something sturdy to lean on. You are essentially using your whole body as the weight and resistance.

 

 

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