You don't need to do a bunch of crazy, off-the-wall exercises to switch up your upper-body workout routine. All you really need is a set of dumbbells and a resistance band—and we bet you probably already have both of those lying around somewhere.

Do back-to-back rounds of speed pushups to hit your chest, before picking up those dumbbells for a set of standing flyes that'll work your shoulders and upper back. Then grab that old resistance band for a finishing round of band curls and band pull-aparts to attack your chest, arms, and back.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for four to six rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest periods between circuits. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time, our Upper-body Big-muscle Workout Program, and our 10 upper-body moves that build your core.

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