It’s been some time since I’ve shared a workout for “Tone Up Thursday” so today I will be sharing an Upper Body workout!
All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or two if you need a lighter set for some moves and a heavier set for others.) If you don’t have weights, improvise with cans, water bottles, a kid… even a cat 😜 ok maybe not the kid or cat… I always use 10-15 pounds except for the lateral arm raises (see workout below) I have to use 5-8 pounds because my delts are so weak.
So grab your dumbbells and save the photo below to your phone and get to lifting! I promise you won’t get ripped by picking up some weights. It’s becoming much more acceptable in society for women to do weight training/lifting, in part because of all of the information and studies that prove how important and beneficial weight training can be for overall fitness, weight loss and health goals.
I was taking an upper body break for a couple of days because on Tuesday I did two boxing routines, one from Tone It Up and one that I created with my previous experience with Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts. My sore meter is off the charts! I did both MMA and Kickboxing on and off over the last decade, and also when I was a kid, and I have been an avid boxing fan all my life. Yes, I know that is strange coming from a woman but there is something so gratifying about punching a bag (and the occasional person in the ring) 👊🏼 Next week I’ll share a fun “boxing” routine you can do (with or without a punching bag) so make sure you are subscribed and ready to channel your inner Rocky!
But back to the workout! Here it is, hope you enjoy and I hope it leaves you with that so-sore-I-don’t-want-to-move feeling! 😜
If there are any moves you are not familiar with you can always leave a comment, I’m happy to answer any questions and you can also visit Bodybuilding.com they have a huge database of exercises so I highly recommend checking them out when in doubt!
-Beach Body Bliss 🌴