When it comes to upper body workouts, I typically add in cardio to increase the overall intensity. You may notice that on leg day, your muscles are not only fatigued but also your cardiovascular system is challenged.
Lower body movements such as a squat recruit more muscle fibers as compared to an upper body exercise like a bicep curl. The increased work load taxes the body’s muscles and cardio system. With an upper body workout, the muscles are smaller in comparison. So to feel the same intensity, I add in cardio movements. You’ll see that below!
WORKOUT VIDEO DEMO:
3 sets, 15 reps: Reverse Grip Pushdowns, Cable or Band
3 sets, 10 reps: Shoulder Push Ups + Taps
3 sets, 15 reps: Clean + Press
3 sets, 15 reps: Tricep Kickbacks
3 sets, 15 reps: Single Arm Cable or Band Curls
- Complete 3 sets of each exercise before moving on
- Complete 1 set of 10 reps of burpees in between each exercise (not in between each set)