Exercises to tone your upper body

Sometimes, depending on the type of exercises that you include in your workout regime, you may find that your lower body may appear to be in a far better shape than your upper body. If so, you may find the following exercises useful in helping you to tone your upper body.

Slide bender exercise

This exercise is fabulous for building your arm- as well as chest muscles and can help you to strengthen your abdominals too! It involves lying on your side such that your upper body is perpendicular to the ground. Then gently lift your body up and into a sideways plank position. Hold the position for as long as you are comfortable before repeating on the other side of your body.

Use an exercise ball

This exercise is great for working your upper body and can help you to build core stability too.  You will require an exercise ball for this exercise. All you need to do is ‘use your hands to walk your body in a circle while you rest your shins on an exercise ball’, according to Wikihow.com.

Experiencing discomfort?

Always stop if you experience any discomfort or pain and remember that the more fit you are, the more comfortable you will feel when exercising.

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Get a physical trainer

If you do not know where to start or how to put a suitable workout routine together for yourself, seek the assistance of a physical trainer. There may be many available at your local gym.

Consult your doctor

Always remember to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise regime or making intense changes to your current one – especially if you suffer from any medical conditions and for some reason are required not to place your body or yourself under any form of stress or strain.

Source: Wikihow

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