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Upper Body Home Workout – The 15’s

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Are you looking for an upper body workout that you can do from home?

Check out today’s workout that will leave those arms shaking!

With our gyms and group fitness classes being temporarily unavailable, the need for a highly effective home workout has become a MUST!

It’s time to break down some of the myths.

You do NOT Need a gym, or even any special equipment, to get a great workout. And by great…I am talking about a workout that is highly effective in building those strong, toned, and sexy muscles, but also one that leaves you feeling like you did something.

While many think that strength training requires the use of heavyweights to get and see results, the reality is that you just need enough weight to create resistance to build muscle and burn fat. This could be a small home gym to even bodyweight exercises.

The key is an effective workout plan!

Today, we get a complete upper body workout in under 30 minutes. Grab your weights and a comfortable spot on the floor.

An effective home workout plan requires well thought out movements and techniques to ensure you are getting the most out of your efforts. To see results of building muscle and burning fat, there needs to be enough weight to create resistance (i.e. weights, resistance bands, or even bodyweight).

Upper body home workout

As with most things in life, we need to start with a plan. For a workout, this starts by deciding what your goal is “fitness” wise, the type of exercise you want to complete, part of the body to focus on, and where you will do it.

For this post, we are going to focus on strength training to build muscle/burn fat with an upper-body home workout. This workout gives us an EXACT roadmap of what to do, what to use, and what to expect.

Workout Terminology

I cannot tell you how many times I would listen to another’s workout and have not idea what they were talking about. Reps, sets, compound moves….what are you talking about?

Let’s take a quick moment to break these down.

TermDefinition
RepA “rep” is short for “repetition” and it is referring to how many of a single exercise you will complete.
SetA “set” is a collection of reps.
Super SetAlternating sets of different exercises with no rest in between.
Compound MoveA move that exercises, or works, more than one muscle group at the same time.
upper body home workout

The Workout

Upper body home workout

For this upper body workout, we will need weights and a comfortable spot on the floor and this should take no more than 30 minutes to complete.

Each superset will include 2 moves and we will repeat the super set 3 times total. Rest between sets.

Workout can be done kneeling or standing. If standing, the push-up can be done inclined against a wall or desk.

Why are you kneeling?

The why.  When we stand, we can use other muscle groups (or momentum) to lift the weight.  By changing our starting (or neutral) position, we take away the ability to swing the weights and add more focus on the muscle being worked.  Don’t’ be surprised if changes how fast the muscle gets tired or if you need to lower your weight. 

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