I must say upper body is not my favorite part of the body to workout, but in order to be a well rounded athlete I have to include it in my exercise schedule. My workout today was mostly cables and machines, since I had limited time. The workout goes like this:
Before starting make sure to stretch well. I’ve made the mistake of not stretching before and believe me you’ll regret it.
- Close-Grip Lat pulldown ( front )
- Rear pulldown
- V-Bar pulldown
- Seated cable row
- Rope triceps extensions
- Biceps curls ( machine )
- Shoulder press ( machine )
- Pectoral fly ( machine )
Do 4 sets for each exercise, each set with 8-10 reps. The weight varies depending on your fitness level. You have the option of keeping the same weight each set, or increasing the weight little by little with each set. I personally find the second option works better for warming up my muscles. The weight added should be keep to a minimum, I add between 5-10 pounds to each set.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!