Get ready for more upper body work with Move Strength and Tone Upper Body II! We all want to build strength while also creating a lean, toned physique—and that’s what this upper body workout with weights is designed to do. You’ll sculpt strong shoulders, biceps, triceps, and a solid core with this amazing workout that requires two sets of dumbbells (one lighter and one heavier) and a mat or carpeted surface to begin.
This 20 minute upper body workout with weights will consist of 40 second intervals of strength moves paired with 20 second intervals of toning exercises. Lindsey will encourage you to keep the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core engaged and tight throughout the whole workout. First, Lindsey will have you warm up with some jumping jacks and arm circles.
Next, in this upper body workout with weights is a flair push-up. Leading with the chest and keeping your core tight, you’ll move to a plank walking in and out as your 20 second toning move. Your second strength move will be a neutral press with weights. Lindsey will help you protect your low back by engaging your core and pressing overhead with power. Your second toning move will incorporate plyometric work with a jack and press.
After your first two moves, it’s onto wide/narrow bicep curls and tiny bicep pulses, and then reverse tabletop followed by baby pulses to burn out your triceps. You’ll be surprised how isometric movements or baby pulses help to engage your muscles and build strength. You’ll be sweating in no time! Your last move in this upper body workout with weights will be wide reverse chest flys. You’ll keep a slight bend in your elbows and use your weights to sculpt a beautiful back. Your final toning move will incorporate more tiny pulses to build strength and endurance in your body.
You’ll repeat the entire circuit twice through in this upper body workout with weights. Build a strong and beautiful upper body while getting in a great overall workout!
Level: All Levels
Equipment: Medium Dumbbells, Mat
Instructor: Lindsey Bomgrem