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Weight-Free Workout For Your Upper Body [CC’s ShapeU]


Happy Tuesday everyone! While some of us may be getting accustomed to sleeping in and having no responsibility whatsoever – gotta love winter recess – there are many of us out there who find ourselves quite busy during this supposed “break”. Whether you’re taking winter classes, working at the nearest mall to get a little extra cash, applying for internships or perhaps a real-world job, there is no doubt your break is seeming more and more like a temporary relocation paid in homemade dinners and laundry service than an actual vacation. So for those of you pressed for time, even if it is just to meet your friends at the local coffee shoppe or froyo haven, try this quick and easy upper-body workout that doesn’t require any weights!

Fitness Blender made this awesome, step-by-step video with easy-to-follow instructions for exercises that will strengthen and tone your upper body without weights. The workout is under 10 minutes, and can be done anywhere!

I know I’ve said this before, but it’s worth saying again: don’t just focus on your lower body! Most of us will be relying heavily on cardio to shed the extra pounds for our resolution, but don’t forget that having a little extra muscle can increase your metabolism significantly, meaning you also increase the amount of fat you burn while you study for standardized tests, restock clothing racks, or meet your girls at Red Mango.

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