Strong Upper-body Gym Workout with a Tough Finisher

Try this upper body strength workout the next time you’re at the gym!

Hi guys!

Am I the only one who feels a bit lazy when your summer holiday finally stars? I think it’s just a natural reaction when you’ve been working over your limit to finish exams, and are then allowed to finally switch off. I think there’s nothing wrong with that, and though I definitely want to relax during my time off, moving my body makes me feel good, so I’ll keep doing that!

This is a strength workout, so remember to use a weight you find challenging; you shouldn’t be able to keep going for multiple reps with good technique at the end of the set.

Workout breakdown

Warm up

  • 5-10 minutes on the crosstrainer to get in the zone
  • Spend a little time warming up and doing some dynamic stretching, foam rolling or other mobility work

Main workout

  • A. DB bench press 3 x 12
  • B. One arm row 3 x 12
  • C1. DB Shoulder press 3 x 12
  • C2. DB Upright row 3 x 12
  • D. Lat pull down 3 x 12
  • E1. Bicep curls 3 x 12
  • E2. Lateral raises 3 x 12
  • F1. Face pulls 3 x 15
  • F2. Triceps extension 3 x 12
  • G. Hanging leg raises 4 x 6

Exercises marked with numbers are part of a superset.


  • Rowing intervals
    • Get to 20 calories as fast as you can on the rowing machine. Take a short break, then repeat 6 times (add more or reduce the number of rounds depending on your level)


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Try this strong upper body strength workout the next time you're at the gym!
Try this strong upper body strength workout the next time you're at the gym!