Happy Fit Friday! From now on, even other Friday here on Get Well With Em will be all about sharing a new workout or fitness tip. When I asked you all on Instagram what body part you wanted you target first, the majority of you said upper body and core! WELL ask and you shall receive my friends. Today I’m sharing a 20-Minute Upper Body AMRAP Workout!
If someone asked me what my favorite part of my body is to workout, I’d say upper body. There are so many different workout variations you can do so boredom isn’t an issue. Plus, I’m on a mission to do more pull-ups, and that requires consistency with upper body workouts, especially your posterior chain or back.
I also just love that when you have strong, toned arms people can look at you and know that you workout. I’m not saying you need to have humongous biceps that don’t even fit into a t-shirt, but some muscle definition is nice. Wouldn’t you agree?
This 20-Minute Upper Body AMRAP Workout is going to give you that muscle definition you’re looking for!
You’ll move through the 6 exercises, with 10 reps each, as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) in 20 minutes. If you’re short on time, you can set your timer for 10 minutes instead. I’d suggest using heavier weights if you choose this option. If you have two sets of dumbbells at home, you can start with the heavier weights, then drop down to the lower weights when you form starts to fall apart. This is called a drop set.
Another note with this style of workouts is there are no rest breaks built in. This means that it’s up to you to listen to your body’s cues and rest as needed. Take a few quick seconds of rest between reps, or build in your own rest at the end of each round. Just remember that this workout is just 20 minutes long, so you should really push and be pretty tired during those last 3-5 minutes
In the video below, you’ll see a few modifications I’ve provided for a couple of the moves. You can sub in high knees for tuck jumps and drop to your knees on the push ups. You can also do mountain step ups instead of switch jumps if it’s too hard on your hips or you need to be quiet!
Each round of this 20-Minute Upper Body AMRAP Workout should take approximately 5 minutes. That means by the end of this workout you should have completed at least 4 rounds. If you don’t have a timer, aim to complete 4 rounds as fast as possible, with good form!
Today is an extra special day because I’m sharing a video demo of the workout for you! When I asked on Instagram this was also highly requested! I’m serious when I ask what you all want from me. It makes me so happy to be able to provide the tools you need to live a well life!
Here’s your video!
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I can’t wait to hear what you think of your 20-Minute Upper Body AMRAP Workout! Come say hi over on Instagram and let me know what you want to see in two weeks!
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