Many people want an effective workout they can use to build and tone the muscles in their upper body such as their biceps, triceps, abs, and back muscles. However, a lot of these people don’t have any gym equipment so an upper body workout at home is necessary. If you want to build a bigger and more toned upper body without using any gym equipment then you should perform the following exercises as part of your upper body workout at home.
The Push Up: The push up is one of the most basic exercises available but it is one of the best ways to work the upper body. This exercise will work all the important muscles in your upper body such as your triceps, chest, biceps, and abs. To perform push ups you must first place your body in a push up position on the floor. You should then bend your elbows slowly and lower body into a push up. Your abs should be tight while your elbows make a 90 degree angle. You should then push yourself back into the starting position and repeat this process 15 more times.
Pull Ups: Pull ups is an exercise that work the shoulders and biceps in your upper body. You can make a homemade pull up bar to use for this exercise. The first thing you need to do is grab a hold of the pull up bar with your hands positioned about shoulder width apart and your palms facing the opposite direction from you. Now pull yourself upward until your chin is over the bar and to complete the exercise you will need to slowly move to the hanging position.
Dumbbell Rows: Dumbbell rows will work and tone the back, forearm, and bicep muscles. To perform this exercise you will need some dumbbells. Start off by bending over and you can support your lower back by placing your hand and knee on a bench. Now all you have to do is pull the dumbbell to your chest area slowly.
Bicep Curls: Position a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your palms facing upward. Now use a complete range of motion to take the weight from your shoulders to your hips by bending and straightening the elbows. You must make sure you don’t swing the weight.