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Total Upper Body
Total Upper Body
- Hammer Curl to Press – 12 reps – 4 sets
- Reverse Fly Variation – 12 reps – 4 sets
- Bicep Curls – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Tricep Dips – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Lateral Raises – 10 reps – 4 sets
- Chest Flies – 10 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.
Reverse Fly Variation
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.
Sit down on a bench and place your hands next to your hips, extend your legs, lifting your bottom off the bench with your arms extended, hinge at the elbow and lower your body down as far as you can or until your arms form a 90-degree angle. Make sure your elbows are going straight back and not off to the side to make sure you are pushing up with your triceps properly.
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.
Position yourself lying on a bench with a dumbbell in each hand. Palms facing each other straight above your chest, slowing bring the weight straight down to your side maintaining a slight bend in your elbow. Go down slowly and as far as you feel a good stretch in your chest then return to the start position and repeat. Your wrists need to be locked in and your palms should be facing each other the whole.