Workout Wednesday – Upper Body Shapers

With the holidays, sometimes even a 30 minute workout is hard to come by – there is just so much to get done! Or you are traveling, don’t have your Beachbody On Demand, or workout equipment, or space… I know, it’s tough. But you can still get a workout in!

Once again, the premise is that any physical activity is better than nothing – because it is! This one can be done in under 10 minutes, but keep in mind that form is everything!

Targets: Abs, obliques, back, shoulders, and arms, plus your hamstrings.

Turn up the Burn: At the end of each rep, add a leg lift.

10 minute upper body

  1. Plank Twist – From full pushup, lift right arm straight up, twisting torso to open to side but keeping feet in place. Look up to your hand, and hold for 2 counts. Return to starting position, and switch arms, and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 8 reps.
  2. Double Cross – From full pushup, place feet wide to start. Lift right leg, cross it over left leg, and tap right toes on floor. Return to starting position, lift left leg, cross it over right leg, and tap left toes. Return to start to complete 1 rep. Do 8 reps.
  3.  X Reach – From full pushup, lift left arm diagonally out to left at shoulder height. Hold for 2 counts; lower. Lift right leg diagonally out  to right at hip height. Hold for 2 counts; lower. Repeat with right arm, then left leg to complete each rep. Do 8 reps.



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