If you are one among the people who believe that only by lifting heavy weights you can gain perfect upper body, then your are probably wrong. You can literally build solid upper body by just doing some high intensity workouts at home.
Although by lifting weights you can burn calories but the same can be done by using your own body weight. Well if you are one, who goes to gym to work on upper body regularly and doing the same exercises everyday.
Then you might not see proper results in that case you can switch on the these below listed exercises for a change.
5 Upper Body Workouts At Home
You can do push ups almost everywhere and all you need to do is a simple movement. By doing push ups you are working on your chest muscles and even triceps and shoulders also get worked.
Push ups is a beginner level exercise that just involves raising your body and lowering by using your arms. Lie on the floor with your palms facing the floor and feet extended on floor.
All you need to do is push your upper body to ground till your chest comes close to floor. And then pull yourself back up, although there are many variations in push ups that you can do. Do about 20 reps in 3 sets.
Dips is a good exercise for building strong triceps. All you will be using is your own body weight, although with a little variation you can also work on your chest simultaneously. Just go near the bars or bench and use your arms to suspend your 45 body up.
That would be your starting position, from there you will now move yourself all way down to 90 degrees angle between your forearms and upper arm.
And using your full strength to pull yourself back up and while doing this movement remember to contact your triceps. Do about 18 reps in 2 sets.
If you some dumbbells at your home, then you can really use them to work on your biceps. Curling movement is good for building solid biceps.
Stand with the dumbbells and keep your back straight. Your palms facing you and start to lift the weight with your lower arms. Remember not to move your upper arm, move up till it comes to shoulder’s level.
And come down to starting position and during the entire movement remember to squeeze your biceps as you come up. Do about 20 reps in 3 sets.
Pull ups is a basic exercise, especially if you are beginner that works on your back. But simultaneously pull ups can be hard and challenging if you don’t have good upper body strength. Many can’t even do a single push up at their first attempt.
All you need to have is an adjustable bar at your home, you can even use a chair for support. Grab the bar with shoulder’s width apart and use under hand grip.
Now push up with your upper body until your head comes above the bar and then slowly come down to starting place. That would make a perfect pull up. Do about 10 reps in 2 sets.
Dumbbell shrugs is a good upper body exercise, again you would need some dumbbells. Stand straight with dumbbells in each hand and keep your back straight.
Your palms facing to your torse and arms should be extended fully on both the sides. Now lift the dumbbells by moving your shoulders up as high as possible. Hold a second at that position and come down slowly. Do about 20 reps in 2 sets.