[Yesterday’s Workout] 20 Minute Upper Body Workout

This afternoon I bring to you another edition of Yesterday’s Workout. Although, in this particular case we’re talking about yesterday’s yesterday’s yesterday’s (Saturday) workout. Blah blah blah, details. Whatever.


Here is a quick, 20 minute upper body workout, focusing on the arms and shoulders. I did this workout Saturday morning at the gym, but it could easily be done in the comfort of your own home. What you’ll need: A set of hand weights (the heavier the weights, the harder the workout; the lighter the weights, the easier the workout) and a chair or something sturdy to lean on during the triceps dips. Instructions: Start with Round 1, complete 12 reps of each exercise, and repeat the entire round 3 times before moving on to Round 2.

(Proper form is important. Reference links provided below.)

20 min upper body workout

bicep curls
triceps extensions
front shoulder raises
bicep hammer curls
triceps dips
shoulder presses



As I mentioned, this was a Saturday morning workout (or as I like to call it, an SMW). SMWs are my favorite because there’s plenty of time afterward to make a big recovery breakfast. And that is exactly what the Mister and I did. Haha, Mister.


Breakfast scramble featuring broccoli, zucchini, potato, onion, and raw cheddar. Multigrain toast & bacon on the side. One of my favorite meals.



Question: What’s your favorite post-workout meal? Mine is either a breakfast scramble or an acai smoothie from Rainbow Acres.


Please note: While I am studying to become a certified personal trainer, I am not currently a licensed professional. It’s always a good idea to check with your health practitioner before starting or changing your fitness routine.

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