6 Upper Body Exercises to Improve Strength for a Stronger You

6 Upper Body Exercises to Improve Strength for a Stronger You

Posted by Myosource Kinetic Bands on 8th Jul 2019

After discussing some of the fitness training exercises using resistance bands for the lower body, let's dive into doing upper body strength exercises to complete the package.

A stronger you is about more than just working out at a gym or exercising at home. It's also about having the proper know-how, smart planning and the right equipment, that makes upper body exercises sensible. You'll get better results when you take it to the next level. That's how you can achieve optimum results, or at least improve your physical performance and self-esteem. But as anyone who has ever tried upper body workouts can tell you, it isn't as easy as it seems. Sometimes you need a dependable coach or some reliable equipment to help you on your way. 

Here are 6 helpful exercises that can fast-track your path to having that upper body strength you are aiming for. 


1. Bench Press

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The bench press is a key exercise for a stronger upper body. It doesn't just strengthen your chest, but also your front shoulders and back. This exercise has a lot of benefits, a few of which are:

1. Enhances Muscular Hypertrophy or the increase and growth of muscle cells.

2. Helps to develop upper body strength.

3. Aids in increasing pressing strength for maximum performance. 


2. Z Press

The Z press is likely one of the most challenging exercises to develop your overhead strength. This workout routine will certainly help you achieve stronger abs and upper body strength, regardless whether you use dumbbells, kettlebells, or barbell. Z Press can help increase the strength of your upper traps and shoulders. It can also help build stronger core muscles for enhanced core stability and performance. 


3. Pull-Up

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The pull-up is also a challenging bodyweight exercise but can substantially heighten your abilities. Pronated grip targets and strengthen your upper back while supinated crop for chin-ups targets and strengthens your biceps.


4. Dips

Dips is one of the most efficient exercises in building your upper body strength. What's good about this upper body strength exercise is that you can do this even without going to the gym. Just use the ground, or a step. 


5. Overhead Press

The overhead press is a terrific strength builder for the total upper body and core. This exercise involves lifting a barbell, or you can also use dumbbells or even using a resistance band. Overhead press gives your core and back the strength it needs as well as your shoulders and arms. It increases your power to control and steady the weights above your head. 


6. Push Up / Chest Press

Push up is probably the most classic exercise in building your upper body strength and power. This is a tough exercise. Different push up variations focus on different muscles in the body. The picture above is using suspension straps


Final Note

There are many upper body exercises that you can do, depending on your goals. You can start with the ones mentioned here and add more exercises as you go forward. Having a strong upper body is very important in sports and fitness training. There are many ways to train using equipment, but some of them are expensive and sometimes dangerous if you are not careful. 

Our products are affordable, safe and easy to use wherever you plan to do your workout routine. You can choose among our products for upper body strength so you can immediately start working towards your goals. 

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