Fall Upper Body Routine 2

Single-arm kettlebell chest press – 10 pound x 15 reps

Resistance band row (resistance is created by distance between feet – hips back – back straight – pull handles to bring shoulder blades together) – 15 reps

Resistance band curls (one curl at a time – focus on squeezing bicep at the top of each curl – finish each curl before you stand the next) – 15 reps

Lying down dumbbell tricep extension (holding dumbbell at the base – lying flat – bend elbows back behind head – extend forearms / elbow back towards ceiling) – 8 pound x 15 reps

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Jumping rope jumps – 30 seconds or 30 jumps

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Flutter kick (lying flat legs up alternate kicks) – 30 seconds

Fast-paced step ups on platform – 30 seconds

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Russian twists (using body bar with kayaking motion – I have 10 pound bar) – 15 twists each side

Author: Chris Bruni

Christina Bruni is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Left of the Dial. She contributed a chapter "Recovery is Within Reach" to Benessere Psicologico: Contemporary Thought on Italian American Mental Health. As well as an author and activist, Bruni is an artist and athlete.

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