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The Best Upper Body Workout Routine And Exercises

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An upper body workout is any workout that involves training most or all of the muscle groups of the upper body. This includes:

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Biceps
  • Triceps

While not required, upper body workouts are most often done as part of an 

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Here’s what the 4-day and 3-day versions of this split look like:

The 4-Day Upper/Lower Split

  1. Monday: Upper Body
  2. Tuesday: Lower Body
  3. Wednesday: off
  4. Thursday: Upper Body
  5. F...

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The vast majority of upper body exercises will fall into one of the following six categories:

  1. Horizontal Pushing
  2. Horizontal Pulling
  3. Vertical Pushing
  4. Vertical Pulling
  5. Elbow Flexion
  6. Elbow Extension

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A horizontal pushing exercise is any movement in which the weight is being pushed out in front of you so that it’s traveling away from your torso in a horizontal plane. Most chest exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press

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A horizontal pulling exercise is any movement in which the weight is being pulled in towards your torso from out in front of you in a horizontal plane. Most back “rowing” exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Bent Over Barbell Rows
  • Bent Over Dumbbell ...

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A vertical pushing exercise is any movement in which the weight is being pushed upwards in relation to your torso in a vertical plane. Most shoulder exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Barbell Shoulder Press
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press
  • Machine S...

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A vertical pulling exercise is any movement in which the weight is being pulled down towards your torso in a vertical plane. Most back “pull-up/pull-down” exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Pull-Ups
  • Chin-Ups
  • Lat Pull-Downs

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An elbow flexion exercise is any movement in which the weight is being pulled towards your torso strictly as a result of flexing at the elbow. Most biceps curling exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Barbell Curls
  • Dumbbell Curls
  • Cable Curls

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An elbow extension exercise is any movement in which the weight is being moved away from your torso strictly as a result of extending at the elbow. Most triceps extension exercises  fit into this category. For example:

  • Triceps Pushdowns
  • Overhead Dumbbell Extens...

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