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This Is My Favourite Upper-Body Workout to Do When I'm Short on Time

I don't know if this makes me sound crazy, but I love doing upper-body workouts. As much as I love squatting and deadlifting, there's something even more rewarding about lifting up something heavy with my arms and feeling sore in my shoulders the next day. When I'm particularly busy and need to squeeze in an upper-body workout, this is my go-to session.

  • Pull-Ups: You can definitely do these modified with either a pull-up assisted machine or with a band. I did four sets of 3-4 reps because I'm working on my strict pull-ups, but you can do more reps than that if you're doing a modified version.
  • Dumbbell T-Rotational Push-Ups: I can't sing enough praises about this movement. It works your chest, back, and core all at the same time. Pick a weight that you can do for four sets of eight reps on each side.
  • Chest Dips: Again, you can absolutely do these dips with an assisted machine or with a band underneath your feet. Try to get in four sets of 10 reps.
  • Shoulder Press: I used kettlebells, but you can use dumbbells or even a barbell for this exercise. Do four sets of 10 reps.

These four exercises are guaranteed to tone your upper body, get you stronger, and help you feel more confident in your tank tops. Have fun with it!

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