For us women, building our upper body strength is super difficult. It seems like no matter what we do, we can never sculpt and build the strength to match our male counterparts. While we may have a different genetic make-up, we are quite capable of seeing the same results with hard work! Here are some exercises you can do to build up your upper body strength and look good in your tank tops this summer.
1. The pull up: Start with a goal of maybe 2 or 3 consecutive pull ups and do 3 sets. Week after week, set your goals higher. The pull up is an essential exercise to build both arm and back strength and definition. Take a close look at my face. I am STRUGGLING. Lol. My goal is to complete 10 in a row by the end of the summer. Can you imagine me pulling up right alongside the boys! I can’t wait!
2. The dip: I always tell you guys to do this and this is on repeat because it works! You can find a bench or chair in your house and get these in while you’re watching tv or listening to music. Do them on the edge of your bed or on a sturdy crate. These will hit your triceps and take care of that annoying under arm wiggle. If a dip with fully extended legs is too hard, start with your legs at a 90 degree angle and gradually work your feet out.
3. The push-up: This is targeting your chest and arms. I know for most of us push-ups are our worst nightmare. If the flat push-up is too difficult for you right now, start with the incline and work your way down to the floor. That’s what I’m doing. If the incline is still difficult, do wall push-us.
The key to all of these exercises is starting them. They say when you find something that is particularly difficult for you, you should do it a lot until it becomes easy.
That’s my quick tip of the day!