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20-Minute Upper-Body Resistance-Band Workout for Your Arms, Shoulders, and Back

There are a lot of reasons to love resistance bands. “They are inexpensive, light, easy to travel with, and can be used to help strengthen virtually every major muscle group,” Nate Bahr, certified personal trainer and corporate personal trainer at Anytime Fitness, tells SELF. Because of their versatility, trainers often recommend resistance-band workouts to pretty […]

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Upper-Body Dumbbell Strength Workout

We’ll always be big cheerleaders for bodyweight workouts, but occasionally, there are certain muscle groups where you really need some extra resistance. Today’s upper-body dumbbell workout uses weights to help you target your biceps. Biceps are one muscle group that are tricky to reach using your bodyweight only, which is why you’ll need a set […]

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A 4-Move Upper-Body Kettlebell Workout for Your Arms, Back, and Shoulders

Workouts don’t need to be complicated to be effective. Seriously. And this four-move upper-body kettlebell workout, created by personal trainer Samantha Ciaccia, M.S., P.A.-C., C.S.C.S., is pretty solid proof. The workout targets your arms, shoulders, and back by alternating between exercises meant to train power (using quick, explosive movements) and ones that focus on muscular […]

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Why You Should Try Upper-Body Moves From a Prone Position, According to Celebrity Trainer Ashley Borden

Many people typically do upper-body moves (think: bicep curls, tricep extensions, and shoulder presses) while standing up or lying on their back (looking at you, bench presses). But there’s a third, oft-overlooked stance that warrants a place in your repertoire: prone position. Performing certain upper-body moves while prone—which means lying flat on your stomach—can provide […]