Are you looking to shred your upper body? Do you want to develop chiselled iron likemusculature in the chest, shoulders, arms, back and abs? If you¶re like most people outthere, you do. I¶m not talking about ridiculous ³can¶t scratch your own back´ obesity stylemass. I¶m talking about athletic Adonis style mass. By now, if you have read many of myother articles, you are well aware of the importance of working your LEGS to help makethis happen. Hormonal increases due to leg work INDIRECTLY improve your upper body. That being said, I want to take a moment now to focus on five exercises thatDIRECTLY affect the previously mentioned muscle groups. I¶m speaking of the followingtried and tested Upper Body Bodyweight exercises:
THE TOP FIVE UPPER BODY BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES
Leg RaisesBefore we get too far into how each of these exercises is going to carve up your physique like never before, it is important to mention a couple key concepts. Thesevariations will change the way you look at bodyweight training and the results you getfrom it forever more.
Each of these can be done with ADDED WEIGHT! Whether you¶re holding a dumbbellbetween your feet, use resistance tubing, have a plate resting on your back or are usinga weight belt and chain, one thing remains the same: increased resistance (weight)means increased results when form and intensity are maintained. The addition of resistance is a superb way to take a typical body weight exercise to a new level andblast your lean muscle growth to levels off the charts.
ROM (Range of Motion) increase. You may be asking how do I increase ROM? Accomplishing this depends on the exercise. Let¶s take Push-ups for example. During astandard push-up you lower your chest to the floor and press until arms are extended,period. This is an excellent movement, but what if you could drop your chest lower thanhand level and further stretch the Pecs during the movement? Well, I¶ll tell you what thatmeans. Increased ROM when performed correctly means greater muscular activationwhich leads to greater results.