Beginners Upper Body Weight Exercises

At a home gym there is much we can do to complement the dumbbells and that is with bodyweight exercises. These can also be called “calisthenics”. They will use your weight to tone and strengthen the muscles. Read below to see some sample exercises.

Upper body

For the upper body you will be focusing your forearms, triceps, biceps, shoulders and back muscles.

  • 10 Push ups
  • 5 Pull ups
  • 25 Swim kicks
  • Repeat

How to do a push up

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

How to do a pull up

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

How to do a flutter kick


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