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Upper Body Burn

You guys know I am all about the booty workouts BUT we can’t totally ignore our upper body. I challenged my Monday night sculpt class with an upper body focused workout this week so I thought I would share. I will be honest, sometimes when I don’t feel like really sweating or pushing myself I just do some arm exercises. It isn’t as whole body draining as leg exercises are, and sometimes you need it all, and sometimes you don’t. Anyway, hope you enjoy this one!

If you have confusion about an exercise or questions about making a move less or more challenging, please comment or contact me - my goal is to share workouts that everyone can do and I am happy to provide those modifications on request. Additionally, remember you can google any of the moves to find a demo!


  • a mat

  • dumbbells, ideally a lighter and heavier set

the workout

COMPLETE each exercise for 40 seconds, rest for 20 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Complete each circuit 3 times thru.

circuit 1 (shoulders):

Push ups

Arnold Press

Shoulder Press with pulse at top

circuit 2 (bi’s/tri’s):

Hammer curls

Bent over row to tricep extension

Front raise / lateral raise, alternating

circuit 3 (cardio):

Plank with T-rotation

Bear crawls, forward then back

Burpees with push up

This content is for informational purposes. Always seek the advice of a qualified health professional before starting or changing any exercise program.