2021 Early Fall Upper Body Routine

  1. Dumbbell Back Row (8-10 pounds – 12-15 reps) leaning on dining table – pull dumbbell back as you rotate palm forward – rotate back as the weight lowers
  2. Lying Chest Press (8-10 pounds – 12 reps) Alternating sides – press up toward ceiling and lower back to floor
  3. Dumbbell Bicep Curl to Shoulder Press (8 pounds – 12 reps) turn palm forward at shoulder and press up toward ceiling
  4. Dumbbell Pull-Over (8 pounds – 12 reps) Holding top of dumbbell above chest – extend arms behind head until dumbbell reaches floor – then raise back above chest – knees up
  5. Tricep Kickbacks (8 pounds – 12 reps) Movement in elbow – bend and extend to squeeze tricep

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Jumping Jacks (30 seconds)

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Bicycles (On floor – crunch opposite knee to opposite elbow)

Butt Kick (20-30 seconds)

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Russian Twists (15 twists)

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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