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Today’s Workout: Upper Body Strength Test

I must say that in my early workout days I would skip my leg workouts way too often. I sucked at doing squats and my lower body strength was horrible. These days I rarely miss a lower body workout, so this week has been weird with only doing upper body.

I am not going to go too crazy on the volume here. Just some light-weight warm ups, and then some max effort exercises.

Here’s the gist: See how many pull ups and dips I can do, plus see how many times I can bench press my own body weight.

 

Upper Body Strength Test

Warm up:

Arm circles, chest expansion, and other dynamic stretches – 5 min.

Bench press: 2 sets of light weight, 10 reps.

Bench press: Body weight (for me about 160) x max reps

Rest at least 2 minutes

Lat Pull Down: 2 sets of light weight, 10 reps

Pull Ups: Max reps

Rest at least 2 minutes

Triceps cable press down: 2 sets of light weight, 10 reps

Dips (on dip bar): Max reps

That’s it. Every now and then it’s cool to just see how many you can do.

I am resting this weekend as I am traveling to a fitness workshop in Portland. I am sure they’ll be some participation there, so I’m sure I’ll burn a calorie or two there too.

See you for the next workout!

 
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