Upper body & AB ATTACK Workout Inspiration

Woo, I gotta tell you this one of the best workouts I’ve had in a long time.

And well that is partly because my workouts have been nearly nonexistent thanks to exams and basketball at uni.

But this one – this was a good one! And it was just what I needed after the sad, sad news that my favorite gym is closing in a couple of weeks 🙈

So I went to a gym I’ve never been to before – which is always a bit confusing as you try to find your way around to the weights.

The workout was an upperbody workout, mainly focusing on the back. I started with some foam rolling because my legs were SORE from training yesterday, and ended with a short ab attack class.

I love my gyms’ ab attack classes because:

  • They’re an awesome workout for the core
  • They incorporate full body movements to up the intensity
  • It’s a class, so I’m able to push myself more than when I do this kind of exercise alone
  • There’s lots of variation in the exercises, both from class to class and from set to set. It’s often tabata (or tabata inspired) interval sessions, and I love the intensity!

This workout was particularly cruel, and I did have to take a few seconds of rest here and there. So are you up for a challenge?


  • Warm up on the treadmill ~10 minutes
  • Foam rolling
  • Seated rows, 3 x 12
  • Chest flys, 3 x 12
  • Rear delt flys, 3 x 12
  • Dumbbell shoulder press 3 x 12
  • Dumbbell one arm row 3 x 12
  • Lat pull downs 3 x 12

Ab attack 

Round 1: Exercise 1 for 40 sec  → exercise 2  for 20 sec for two rounds 

  • A1 Toe touches with 5 kg plates
  • A2 Atomic sit ups
  • B1 Toe touches with legs apart
  • B2 Reverse crunches

Round 2: Exercise 20 sec  → rest 10 sec. 2 rounds of each exercise before moving on to the next.

  • Power plank with push up (on knees if necessary)
    • From plank position, jump forward so your feet are nearly at your hands, then back to a plank
  • Rotating side plank on forearms
  • Power plank
  • Boat hold
    • Sitting on the floor, engage your core and lean slightly back, lifting your straight legs up so your body form a V. Keep your arms straight, parallel with the floor.
    • Modification:  bend your legs, so your lower legs are parallel with the floor

 Round 3: 6 min, 6 exercises. 45 sec work → 15 sec rest → next exercise 

  • Russian twist (with weight)
  • Mountain climbers
  • Side plank rotation
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Atomic sit ups on a bench
  • Plank with elevated feet

Phew, I’m almost out of breath just from typing up the workout!

Similiar workouts you can try as well:

If you don’t know an exercise, try searching for it on Exrx.net, Bodybuilding.com, YouTube – or you know, Google is usually pretty good at finding stuff on the internet 😉

Though if you have any questions, feel free to leave it in the comments, and I’ll get back to you immediately!

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Upper body & AB ATTACK Workout Inspiration
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