Upper body strength for women
Why is it important?
Because your upper body controls your ability to perform everyday activities such as pulling, pushing, reaching and lifting. Having a strong upper body improves your flexibility, mobility and range of motion. If your upper body is not strong enough, you are more prone to injuries, disease and a diminished quality of life.
Let’s see 3 classic bodyweight exercises you can do everywhere:
Tone the back of your arms with this classic gym move.
-sit on floor with knees bent, feet flat. Lean torso back 45 degrees and place palms on floor under shoulders, fingers facing out.
- bend elbows directly behind you and lower your upper body toward the floor until your arms are at about 90 degree angle. Once you reach the bottom of the movement, slowly press off with your hands, and push yourself straight back up to the starting position.
Triceps push ups
Works triceps, chest and core.
-get in plank position with your hand shoulder-width apart.
-lower your chest toward the floor while keeping your upper arms parallel to your sides and your elbows pointing straight back.
-push back up to start.
Plank side walk
Define your deltoids, shape up your shoulders while working you are working on your core.
-begin in plank position with your hands underneath your shoulders, body in one straight line
- cross your right hand over your left as you step your left foot to the left. Then step your left hand and right foot to the left, so you are back in plank position. Your hands move together as your feet step apart