Today I'm sharing a roundup of my favorite upper body workouts that I've shared on my blog over the years.
I tend to favor lower body workouts over upper body ones. I think it's because I feel stronger lifting heavier weights (obviously), which I can do better with my lower body rather than my upper body. An 85 pound deadlift sounds a lot more impressive than a 40 pound chest press. Some of these workouts also include a cardio component. Sometimes you just don't have room in your schedule for dedicated strength training and cardio days, so it's okay to combine the two into one workout if that's the case.
I thought it would be easier to find my upper body strength training workouts if I put them all together in one post. You can find my lower body workout roundup here. I'm planning on doing more of these roundup posts so make sure to keep an eye out for them.
This upper body strength training workout is perfect for days at the gym when you're not sure what to do.
This circuit workout incorporates both upper body exercises as well as cardio intervals.
This three circuit workout includes both strength training exercises for the upper body along with cardio moves.
This at home workout is four circuits, each of which have three strength moves followed by a cardio exercises.
This gym workout is perfect for getting in both some strength training and cardio. Swap in your favorite form of cardio for the bike if the bike isn't your thing (think elliptical or treadmill).
Interested in workouts that aren't just upper body ones? Check out my workouts page for more variety.
As always, remember to check with your doctor before beginning to workout. Always honor your body and modify these workouts for you.