What exercises can I do for upper-body at home?

Asked 4 years ago

I don't have a pull-up bar or resistance bands. What are my options for working my upper body at home? Does anyone have any equipment-free exercises that I could try?

Anastasia Mccray

Friday, May 29, 2020

I recommend that you invest in a set of moderately heavy dumbbells.

You can use these for a huge variety of upper body workouts, such as:

  • Bent over rows
  • Back flys
  • Bicep curls
  • Shoulder press
  • Tricep kick-backs
  • Chest press

You can also use the dumbbells to train your lower body, through movements such as:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Glute bridges
  • Step-ups
  • Deadlifts
  • Good mornings

Vilma Booth

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

I have recently seen people using a strap kit that you wedge between a closed door and the door frame.

You can use this strap system in a similar way you would use a TRX suspension training system.

Natalia Green

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

With no equipment, you could do different variations of push-ups. You could try narrow stance push-ups, wide stance push-ups, tricep push-ups, diamond push-ups, normal push-ups, jumping push-ups or push-ups on your knees. You could also do walking push-ups, where you move between resting on your elbows and resting on your hands.

Jimmie Fletcher

Friday, June 05, 2020

Use the edge of a chair or couch to do tricep dips.

Rosella Dominguez

Friday, June 05, 2020

You could try horizontal pull-ups.

You will need a sturdy table for these. You start by lying on the floor underneath a sturdy table. Grip the edge and pull yourself up towards the table, performing a pull-up.

To make this more difficult, you can raise your feet onto a chair so that your body is completely lifted from the ground.

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