I get asked a lot similar questions, so over the next month both on my Instagram (@fitchicnic) and on here, I’ll be going through the alphabet talking about some of the most common health and fitness related questions and topics.
🌀 U is for Upper Body.
Many women feel like their upper bodies are weaker than their lower body. Ladies, it’s just practice and understanding the different exercises that make up a decent full upper body workout.
🔸 Back – lots of rows! (Bent over, single arm, seated etc) Lat pulldowns and assisted pullups are also my go-to exercises.
🔸 Shoulders – shoulder presses, lateral raises, high face pulls, rear delt flyes. All very good for strengthening and shaping the shoulders so they have that “capped” look.
🔸 Chest – although not really needed to be trained aesthetically for women (your boobs are body fat not muscle I’m afraid!) training your chest muscles (press ups, any kind of pushing action) will benefit your general strength.
🔸 Biceps and triceps – it’s good to isolate them occasionally with bicep curls, Tricep pushdowns, Tricep dips etc, but working on your bigger back and chest exercises will also help them indirectly.
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