Upper Body Blast (at-home workout and video)

This is an upper body workout you can do anywhere with a pair of dumbbells. This is a great way to challenge your entire upper body, increase strength, endurance, and build lean muscle.

Hi friends! This is our Summer Shape Up upper body workout. I hope you love this one. For the full Summer Shape Up details, check out our free 4-week fitness plan here. If you’re not officially participating in the challenge, no worries! Just pin this workout for when you’re looking for an upper body workout, or add it into your routine on arms day.

Upper body blast

(Wearing Carbon38 tank, Athleta shorts, APL sneakers)

Here’s a full follow-along video:

 

Since I ended up winging it in the video – as I usually do – the reps aren’t completely fixed. We do a mix of more traditional strength in addition  to endurance work with small movements and holds. The pinnable image below is a different workout than the video; you’re getting two for one in this one! Either follow the video along with us, or do your own thing using the guide below.

This is an upper body workout you can do anywhere with a pair of dumbbells. This is a great way to challenge your entire upper body, increase strength, endurance, and build lean muscle. fitnessista.com

Video: Grant Hunker

Workout buddies: KatieMeredithRenée

Studio: Animas Tucson

Please leave a comment below when you complete this workout!
xo

Gina 

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17 Comments

  1. Marisa on June 26, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you Gina! This was exactly what I was looking for in an at-home arm workout! As a newbie it can be hard to get through 40 minutes of something like this for arms (I appreciate the modifications), which is a lot of what is out there. I felt challenged but no so much that I don’t want to do it again 😀 Will definitely bookmark!

  2. Kelly on June 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Great workout! My arms were burning! Those pulses are no joke! Loving this summer shape up so far!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      so happy you’re enjoying it!

  3. Katie on June 26, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Hi, Gina! You had some links to dumbbell sets, either in an email, here on the blog, or in IG, and now I can’t find them! I found a smaller set on Amazon (3, 5, and 8# weights). There was another site you linked. Can you remind of that? Thanks!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      i’m trying to think of which ones i linked to! it might have been starwood sports?

      • Katie on June 29, 2019 at 12:02 am

        Oh, sorry, I was mistaken!

  4. Angela Storrings on June 26, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Oh goodness! I did cardio for one of my classes in school today and just now did your upper body video! I am shaking all over! If I can keep this up, I will definitely be shaping up this summer!

    • Caitlin on June 27, 2019 at 11:49 pm

      This arm workout was killer! I started with 10s and was quickly regretting that decision and decreasing lovvvving the shape up so far!

      • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

        hahah amazing. so glad you liked it!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      YES! so awesome!

  5. megan b on June 27, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I did this one yesterday! And could feel it this morning. Haha. I gravitate toward total body workouts, and don’t do a lot of targeted muscle group training, so it was good to “force” myself to do a workout focused on just one muscle group. And I still felt like I got an awesome workout!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      so glad to hear you got a great workout! <3

  6. Laura McRae on June 27, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    I did this one today and was dying! Great upper body workout!

    • Laura on June 27, 2019 at 11:07 pm

      P.S. I did the video… it was fabulous. Thanks so much Gina!

    • Fitnessista on June 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      <3 happy to hear you liked it!

  7. Rebekah Miller on July 3, 2019 at 10:25 am

    This morning was the second time I have done this workout. Arms were burning! Thanks Gina for a great workout!

    • Fitnessista on July 8, 2019 at 12:36 am

      so happy you liked it!

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