Today we’re going to put the focus on the upper body. Building a firm and toned upper body is important in order to look great no matter what you wear.
Which moves should you be turning to? Here are the best moves to include for a toned upper body.
That’s right, the classic push-up. If you want a great looking upper body, get down and do 20 – or more. Push-ups are great because they’ll hit your biceps, triceps, as well as your chest and shoulders to some degree as well, making them a very compound movement.
With this one exercise, you can work so many muscles that you won’t need nearly as many other exercises in the protocol.
Next, also add in some pull-ups. Now, if you can’t do a full pull-up on your own, don’t stress. Either have someone assist you or consider doing it in an assisted pull-up machine.
Whatever you do, just do try and get these in. They’ll be great for targeting your back as well as your biceps.
Moving along, the shoulder press is another great move that you’ll want to include in your upper body workout routine. The shoulder press will hit the shoulders as well as the triceps to some degree and give you that nice toned look whenever you’re wearing a sleeveless shirt.
Focusing on shoulder development can also help create the illusion of a slimmer waistline, so for anyone who wants to look slimmer, this can be an ideal solution.
Bent Over Row
Finally, the last smart move to focus on including in your program plan is the bent over row. This exercise is ideal for hitting the back as well, just on a different plane of motion than the pull-up. This is important for creating good aesthetically balance in the back while also improving your functional strength.
Do this with a dumbbell or a set of barbells and you’ll be all set.
Try adding these moves to create the perfect upper body toning routine.