Archives for Upper Body


Shake Up Your Arm Routine

by Joe Lawrence January 13th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
Arms are one of my favorite areas to exercise. They are so simple to isolate and seemingly little effort goes a long way. However, as with all muscle groups, it is easy to get to a plateau and lose motivation. Here is an exercise I like to shake things

Shoulders Do More Than Just Hold Up Your Head

by Joe Lawrence December 16th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Shoulder muscles are often taken for granted by many fitness fanatics. They are usually given a glancing set or two just to fill a super set. However, their importance is underestimated and developing them is something everyone needs to do.

Shoulders are used in almost every upper body workout, but
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Upper Body Strength and Gravity Fit

by Jessica B. November 18th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you have trouble doing a pull up, you can still manage to do some pretty interesting upper body workouts with the help of Gravity fitness machines that target your upper body. With a few weeks of intensive workout you should be able to manage a pull up on
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Upper Body Strength Training by Climbing

by Jessica B. October 21st, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Are you looking for a new way to build upper body strength, and also looking for a new hobby where you can really develop a set of skills you can use practically? If so, then climbing may be the answer. Climbing is a great way to build upper body

Upper Body Exercise Routine with Dumbbells

by Jessica B. September 23rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Here are a few simple exercises you can do with dumbbells at home that can help build upper body strength. Make sure you have a variety of weights, from 5-20 lbs., so that you can vary your training and focus on different areas. This is

Strength training with a 6 Month Old

by Jessica B. August 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
As I start to get back into the swing of a regular workout, it is still tricky to find enough time during the day to manage exercising and full time care of a six month old baby. I’ve picked up a few moves from my stroller workout class to

Martial Arts: Upper Body Workout

by Jessica B. July 29th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are trying to build upper body strength, martial arts can be a great way to do so. You can build up triceps that actually know how to do something more than just ‘lift weights.’ Here are a few tips as to how to build upper body strength


by Jessica B. June 3rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
A fun and easy way to build upper body strength and develop your cardio is to practice boxing. You don’t need to be a great boxer to get the most out of your workout. You just need to be able to keep moving, throw a few punches, and don’t

Yoga Postures: Upper Body

by Jessica B. May 6th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Many people think of yoga as a bunch of casual stretches that tend to build strength in the lower body and increase flexibility. But there are many postures that also target the upper body and can help you to build strength in your arms. Many are advanced postures, but

Extreme Muscle Training

by Mackenzie M. April 8th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Japan’s forms of strength training are known and practiced around the world. From the martial art of karate, to the sword fighting techniques of kendo, Japanese forms of strength training require a huge amount of concentration and dedication. One lesser known strength training techniques has become increasingly popular around

Older Women: Chores Build Strength

by Mackenzie M. March 11th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
There are ways to build strength that do not involve going to the gym or using free weights.  Simply tackling demanding chores around the home, on a regular basis, can increase upper body strength.  Instead of letting others who you feel are stronger do the work, vow to undertake
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Upper Body Strength Training Warm Ups

by R. Carnavale February 11th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Nothing beats a great upper body workout, but you need to prepare your body for intense training before every lifting session. For some reason, while many people understand that they need to do warm ups before they lift weights, they resist doing so. It might help to think of

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