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Total Upper Body
Total Upper Body
- Hammer Curl to Press – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Lateral Raises – 12 reps – 4 sets
- Overhead Tricep Extensions – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Push Ups – 12 reps – 4 sets
- Bent Over Row – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Bicep Curls – 12 reps – 4 sets
Hammer Curl to Press
Stand with your feet about hips width apart and a dumbbell in each hand. Hammer curl the dumbbells up towards your shoulders (with your palms facing each other) keeping your elbows tucked in close to your body. At the top of the curl you are going to press the dumbbells up above your head till your arms are stright then return back down the in the same pattern and repeat. Make sure your palms are facing each other the whole time and that your core is tight. You should not be swinging the dumbbells up into each curl it should be slow and controlled.
Stand with your feet about hips width apart and a dumbbell in each hand at your sides. Raise your arms straight out from your sides until your hands reach shoulder height. Slowly lower back down to the staring position and repeat. Be sure to keep your arms straight and your core tight.
Overhead Tricep Extensions
Seated on a bench or standing with your feet about hips width apart, grab the end of a dumbbell with your palms facing up, and raise it above your head until your arms are stretched out straight. Slowly lower the weight back behind your head only bending at the elbow. Go down till you feel a good stretch and then bring the weight back up squeezing your triceps and straightening your arms back into the starting position. It’s important to keep your core tight throughout this exercise and be sure not to arch your lower back.
Bent Over Row
Start by standing with you feet close together, bent over at a 45 degree angle with a slight bend in your knees. Holding a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your body, set your shoulders back in aline with your chest. It’s important to keep your back straight and you chin tucked down towards your chest to avoid arching your lower back. Pull the dumbbells up slight back towards your hips and squeeze your back. Return back down very slow and controlled, you lead the dumbbells don’t let them pull you.
Stand with your feet hips width apart and a dumbbell in each hand. Curl the dumbbell up towards your shoulder with your palms facing up. It’s important to keep your core tight to prevent your lower back from arcing. Also make sure you are not swinging the dumbbell up with each curl, this exercise should be slow and controlled.