Upper Body Fat Burning Exercises for Plus Size Fitness

Who doesn’t want to have well-toned muscles in the first place? If you are envious of others because they are able to flaunt their toned physique, don’t be. We all have to begin somewhere and just because some of us carry extra weight, it doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve it. With that being said, here are a few fat burning workouts that you can do regardless of what your size is.

Upright rows

In this workout, you should stand straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Start with a lighter weight or, if you feel more comfortable lifting heavier dumbbells, do so. Now fold yourself forward then bend your knees slightly. Your arms should be extended toward the floor with palms facing one another. You will need to keep your back straight throughout this exercise. Engage your core as you raise the weights toward your chest. Bend your elbows to help you raise the weights. You will feel your shoulder blades pinch together at this point. Go back to your first position to complete one rep. You will need to do 10 reps.

Shoulder press

Another exercise that will help tone your upper body is shoulder press. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and raise them until they are at the same height as your shoulders. Your palms should be facing forward and your elbows bent. Now tighten your core and keep your back straight. Press arms toward the ceiling by extending your arms upward. Hold this for a few seconds then go back to your first position.  You will need to do 10 to 15 reps for this exercise. Make sure that you keep your core tightened at all times.

Wall pushups

If you haven’t done any pushups yet, you will need to start with a wall pushup. Stand a few feet away from the wall with your legs and feet together. Place your hands against a wall, making sure that they are shoulder-width apart. Engage your core then bend elbows to bring your chest close to the wall. Hold this pose for a few seconds then push yourself back up. You should do 10 to 15 reps for this exercise. Make sure that your back is still straight.

Chest flys

Another exercise that you can do to tone your arms and chest is the chest flys. In this exercise, you will need to lie down on the floor with your feet on the floor and your knees bent. Hold dumbbells and make sure that it is positioned above your chest. Your palms should be facing one another. Tighten your core as you lower the weights toward the floor by opening your arms out to your sides. Bring the weights as low as you can manage. Now bring the weights back up once more to complete one rep. You will need to do up to 10 reps for this exercise.

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