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Powerful 10-Minutes Upper Body Workout: Build Upper Body!

What’s up FitGAG readers? We will be doing an intense upper body workout from home today.

This home workout will help you build strength and size in your upper body.

To get a complete upper body workout, you can do this routine as a hard finisher or multiple sets.

Total Length: 10 Minutes

Intensity: High

Equipment: No Equipment required

Experience Level

Beginner

Perform this exercise three times. After each workout, take a three-minute rest and then return to the routine.

Intermediate

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take two minutes to rest and then return to work.

Advanced

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take a minute to rest and then return to the routine.

Each of the exercises below should be completed in 45 seconds. After a 15-second break, you can transition to the next exercise. You can take a longer rest if you need it.

Try to increase the number of reps or take fewer breaks each time you complete this circuit.

10-Minutes Upper Body Workout

#1 Close Wide Push Up

Setup

  • Stand in a pushup position, with your hands under your shoulders.
  • Place your back flat on the ground and brace your core.
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Instructions

  1. Slowly lower the chest towards the floor.
  2. Next, contract your chest and push up to the starting position.
  3. Next, extend your arms beyond shoulder width and perform the pushup motion.
  4. Continue to alternate between close and wider pushups

#2 Reverse Snow Angels

Setup

  • Place your hands on your stomach, your palms facing downward.

Instructions

  1. Lift your shoulders high and extend your arms straight up.
  2. Next, raise your shoulders and bring your arms back down to the starting position.
  3. Continue to squeeze your lats and do the same thing again!

#3 Push Up Plank

Setup

  • Lie on your back on a plank with your feet flat on the ground. Your elbows should be at a 90-degree angle to your upper arms.
  • Engage your core and ensure your back is straight.

Instructions

  1. Press your shoulders together and lower down until you almost touch the ground.
  2. Contract your rear deltoid to return to the starting point.
  3. Keep your delts tight and continue to do so!

#4 Lying Biceps Leg Curls

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your feet together. Your knees should be bent at an elevated angle.

Instructions

  1. Grab your legs with resistance and extend your arms out straight. Next, squeeze your biceps to pull your knees towards the ceiling.
  2. Slowly return back to the starting position, and then repeat!

#5 Side To Side Push Up

Setup

  • Stand in a pushup position, with your hands slightly wider than your shoulders.

Instructions

  1. Slowly lower your body towards one side, and let your other arm straighten.
  2. Next, press upwards to repeat the motion on the opposite side.
  3. Keep switching sides!
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#6 Bodyweight Skull Crushers

Setup

  • Start in a plank with your elbows slightly forward and your back straight.
  • Engage your core and pull your shoulder blades back. Your head should be directly in front of your hands.

Instructions

  1. Reach for your triceps and push your body slightly back.
  2. Tighten your triceps at the top of each rep, and then slowly return to the original position.
  3. Repeat!

#7 Pulse Rows

Setup

  • Place your hands on your stomach and face up.

Instructions

  1. Pull your shoulder blades back and squeeze your lats to raise your shoulders off the ground.
  2. Keep this position for at least 1-2 seconds, then return to your starting position.
  3. Repeat!

#8 Wrist Curls

Setup

  • Take a comfortable standing position.
  • Place your arms at your sides, with your palms facing one another.
  • Make fists with your hands.

Instructions

  1. Bend your wrists inwards and contract your forearms.
  2. Press your forearms towards the top and return to the original position.
  3. Keep your hands tightly clenched in fists, and then repeat the process!

#9 Downward Dog Push Up

Setup

  • With your fingers facing one another, place your hands on the ground and extend your elbows.
  • Lift your buttocks up and place your feet behind your head.

Instructions

  1. Slowly lower the height of your head towards your hands.
  2. Push your deltoids upwards by pressing down on the floor.
  3. Hold your abs tight, and then repeat the process!

#10 Superman Hold

Setup

  • Place your hands on the ground and place your arms behind your back.

Instructions

  1. Lift your legs and hands off the ground as high as possible.
  2. Keep this position for as long and return to your starting position.
  3. Repeat!
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Author

  • Todd Miller

    Todd Miller is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a CrossFit athlete and coach for over 8 years, and he is passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals and improve their overall health and wellness. As an author at FitGAG, Todd shares his knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics related to CrossFit, including functional fitness movements, Olympic weightlifting, and overall health and wellness. He believes that CrossFit is a fun and effective way to improve overall fitness and well-being, and he strives to inspire his readers to incorporate CrossFit into their fitness routines. Through his articles, Todd aims to provide his readers with practical tips and strategies for optimizing their performance and achieving their fitness goals.

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