UpperBody HIIT Workout 04

We are, again, focusing on your upper body for this dumbbell high intensity interval training workout

Equipment: 1 Set of Dumbbells

Workout:

4 Rounds // 30s On // 15s Off

5 Exercises Each Round

Exercises:

1. Dumbbell Bent Row: Hips back, back flat, dumbbell hanging in front of you. Pull dumbbell up towards your side.

2. Dumbbell Standing Chest Press Out: Standing straight, hold one dumbbell with both hands at chest level, and extend your arms directly in front of you, and back.

3. Hand Release Pushups to Taps: High plank, down to floor completely. Press yourself back up, and do 2 shoulder taps.

4. Dumbbell Chest Fly: Laying flat, dumbbell up in front of you, arms extended straight. Lower your arms wide, bringing triceps and elbows to the floor.

5. Sit-up to 1-2Punch: Full sit up, and at the top, throw two punches.

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Pushup Progressions For Beginners

Pushups are such a great exercise, especially for being Bodyweight only. Pushups, Pull-ups, Planks, & Squats are all movements you should really work on before moving on to other strength building exercises

Benefits of pushups:

1. UpperBody Strength (Triceps, Chest, Shoulders)

2. Core Strength

3. Boost Metabolism (because it works so many muscle groups at the same time)

4. No Excuse Movement (no equipment needed!)

5. Transferable Strength (Pushups means never saying “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” )

But! With us you can’t do a standard* pushup?

Before we continue, there is no such things as “guy” or “girl” pushups. There just aren’t.

I’ve seen first hand, girls do more push-ups than guys…

Ok, back to it….

If you can’t get your first “standard pushup”…

Try out these method and progressions to help build up your UpperBody and core strength.

And, I would actually work backwards to find where you should start. (If that makes sense)

You won’t know where to start until you fail. Try doing a standard pushup.

Body in a high plank position. Hand at shoulder width. Arms straight. Back flat.

Try to lower yourself down, close to the ground, and bring yourself back to the starting position.

Can you do 1? GREAT! Build on that.

Can’t do any? That’s great too!

Try hand Release Pushups. Then try kneeling pushups. Pushups from a chair. Pushups from the wall.

The goal here is to just try.

Work on it. Consistently. 3-4x a week

Aim for 10-12 reps of whatever progression you are at. Once you can consistently get that, move on.

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Dumbbell UpperBody HIIT Workout 03

You need just one set of dumbbells for this UpperBody focused workout. We are targeting the chest, triceps, shoulders, & core.

Workout:

4 Rounds // 30s On // 15s Off

Exercises:

1. Hand Release Pushups– Start flat on your belly, and power yourself up into a high plank, then back down.

2. Dumbbell Alternating Plank Row– Start in high plank, with a dumbbell in each hand. Alternate pulling a dumbbell up to your side and back down.

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3. Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press– While seated, chest out, back straight. Taking dumbbells from your shoulders and pressing straight up.

4. Plank Pike Taps– High plank position, then “piking” up, and alternating reaching for your thigh, shin, ankle, or shoe (whatever you can reach), then back to high plank.

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