5 Minute Workouts to strengthen your upper body

Nothing definitely beats the aura of confidence and sex appeal a perfectly shaped shoulder gives. It’s no small wonder then that achieving well-defined triceps are top on many women’s fitness goals. I’m sure you’ll agree that they complement gorgeous legs perfectly well.

Beautifully-toned strong arms and shoulders aren’t just sexy but very essential. We need them more than ever in carrying stuffs as we go about our daily activities. Unfortunately, due to hormonal changes that accompany age, women tend to lose upper body strength rapidly. But not to worry, we’ve got you covered with these quick home strength-training workouts that’ll not only strengthen your arms, shoulders and back but give them good shaping too (goodbye arm jingles!). These routine exercises are also great for breasts firming.

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1. Plie with Shoulder Fly

Your arms, shoulders, back, and chest are core targets with this move but the good thing is, your legs and bum get to enjoy some toning too!

Method: Standing in Plié squat position (back straight, knees bent with heels touching and toes turned out), hold a dumbbell in each hand. Raise arms next to your head positioning elbows at a 90 degree bend and palms facing forward.

Taking deep breaths to engage abs, bring hands toward each other in front of you with palms facing your face. Return to start position. Do at least 15 reps of 3 sets.

2. Dumbbell Chest Presses

This is another easy and very effective strength-training routine.

Method: Start by lying flat on the mat with a dumb bell in each hand. Bring the weights up to even with your chest, ensure elbows are slightly below your shoulders then lift your arms straight up back into the air. Take care not to lock your elbows.

Start out with 10 reps and do at least 3 sets.

3. Ballet Curl

Love to admire ballerinas because of their sexy postures and chiseled arms? Try out this routine and enjoy such too.

Method: Standing tall with heels together and toes out, hold dumbbells in each hands and lift arms straight out to sides at shoulder level. With palms facing ceiling and left hand still stretched out to the side, bend right elbow bringing hand toward head. Return to start position and repeat with left arm. This completes 1 rep. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

Wouldn’t you love to have envy-worthy arms and shoulders? Try out these moves consistently and you’re on your way to flaunting sleek arms and strong shoulders in that exquisite sleeveless outfit or tank top soon!