Welcome to the Best of Upper Body series. You will use hand weights and your own body weight to sculpt strong, defined arms. There are easier and tougher workouts to choose from. The varying durations allow you to pick the workout to fit into your schedule. The routines are joint friendly and can be modified for any fitness level.
THE SET INCLUDES:
Beginner Mat Upper - 29 mins - you will see some ballet swan arm exercises, an l-shape push-up to side triceps push up series, a side plank series with lateral pulls, push up and back extensions combos, triceps dip to triceps extensions and some biceps push-ups to finish. There's a lengthening stretch at the end.
Garden Upper - 20 mins - Burn out and define those arms with high repetition, light weight exercises guaranteed to tone all your trouble spots. You will alternate between a light weights exercise and a bodyweight push-up variation. This will engage your entire upper body including your chest and back. The fast pace of this workout keeps the heart rate high so you burn calories whilst chiseling your upper body.
Mix and Match Upper 60/10 - 22 mins - In Mix and Match Upper 60/10 uses intervals of 60 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. The exercises include biceps curl combinations, triceps overhead extensions, plank rows and shoulder snatches, side lateral raises and back rows. There are no breaks between exercises so you have to keep your thinking cap on for fast transitions. If you find it too tough use light dumbbells instead.
Stamina 50 Reps Upper - 54 mins - you will perform 10 different arm blasting exercises on each side with a light weight and sliders to intensify some of the moves. You will see single side triceps dips, slide push-ups, slider forward reaches, side plank with overhead reaches, arm circles, down dog spiders, back extensions and a twisting side push-up. Lots of variety and lots of burn!
Target 20 Upper - 25 mins - you will start with a push up series to heat the entire upper body. Then you will move to a side plank and side triceps push up exercise, back extensions, then move to a standing round with light hand weights where you will see all sorts of shoulder, upper back, biceps and triceps exercises. Next double up your weights and work on one side at a time for 5 rounds each side. You will see more biceps, back, lat and shoulder variations.
Upper Body Burn Micro Iso - 30 mins - Micro Iso is a fast and efficient barre style arms workout that uses intervals of 50 seconds of work with 20 seconds of isometric holds for the same muscle group. You will see a lot of light weight, high repetition exercises with combination moves as well as some more target specific exercises. You will hit every muscle group including your shoulders, upper back, biceps, triceps and back. The final few intervals are on the mat with push-up variations and triceps dips.
Warm and Stretch Upper - 21 mins - starts with dynamic upper body exercises, such as swan arms and fluid dancer like movements, to heat the arms, shoulders, chest and back. You will then stretch every part of your upper body from the neck all the way to the lower back in seated, child’s-pose and lying positions. These stretches are perfect to realign the upper body after a hard week of exercising or just to stretch out the body if you work a desk job and tend to get stiff.
Weighted Barre Upper – 34 mins - Work all your favorite muscle groups, such as biceps, triceps, shoulders and back with this comprehensive barre style routine. You will engage your lower body whilst working the uppers, this will maximize your results in minimum time. Your muscles will be burning with lots of reps and lots of variations.
Standing Barre Arms - 21 mins - A fast efficient barre style arms workout that uses light hand weights and high repetitions to chisel a lean, defined upper body. These fast paced exercises will keep your heart rate high so you burn fat whilst sculpting muscle.Team this workout with one of the lower body and abs workouts for a total body burn out!
Target 15 Arms - 16 mins - you will start with some larger range of motion compound exercises such as back pulls with knee lifts, shoulder rotations with leg extensions and shoulder pulses with knee pulses, side triceps and bent over lateral raises. Then move to the mat with a triceps series incorporating a glute raise, a rotator cuff series and a chest fly series. Next is a kneeling thigh dancing segment with biceps curls and pulses, cross over chest presses and triceps overhead extensions. Finally a seated segment focusing on the shoulders with a variety of rep patterns and exercises
Note: this is a compilation of previously
About the Instructor:
Hi, I'm Linda - creator of Barlates Body Blitz.
I have worked in the diet and fitness industry for most of
my career and have created close to 800 workout videos to bring my passion for
exercise to you!
My desire is to help you sculpt a strong, healthy body with
a fusion of barre, Pilates, yoga as well as more traditional cardio +
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