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Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in At Home Workouts, Circuit Workouts | 5 comments

30 Minute Upper Body Workout

Hi, Friends! Today I’m sharing an upper body workout with you that can be completed in around 30 minutes and should leave your arms burning!

So, let’s pull up our hair and get to work, shall we?

Upper body Workout

I try to only rest for about 15 or 20 seconds between each exercise in order to keep this workout moving fast. I think this workout is sufficient on it’s own if I’m pressed for time, but sometimes I like to do it at the gym before running a few miles on the treadmill or spending some time on the stair master. But if this is the only workout you have time for, you should still break a sweat and feel the burn!




I use 12 pound weights for most of the exercises, except for the weighted punch and tricep kickbacks (I use 8 pound dumbbells for those 2 exercises). Obviously plank jacks and oblique crunches require no weights. And you use whatever weights work for you – you may need to go heavier/lighter based on your personal strength.

I’m hoping to have another Instagram video filmed to demonstrate a few of these moves, but we’ve got 2 sick kids at home so I’m not sure if that will happen or not. But, if you have a question about a specific exercise, just leave a comment. 🙂

Upper Workout

And on that note, I’m off to get my crying baby girl from her crib for round 2 of the night (Atlas has already been up once tonight – poor boy woke up with a fever shortly after we put him to bed). I’m telling you guys – these Georgia germs are no freaking joke.


    • Yes! Our pediatrician told me last week that there are several strands of the stomach bug going around down here in GA. When I think of being sick, I think of cold weather months, but I swear my kids have been sick more this summer than ever before! I hope your sweet little girl gets over her tummy bug soon – for her sake and yours!

  1. I did a similar workout this morning! My legs were so sore from lower body yesterday, it was nice to just focus on arms and abs.

  2. Thanks for that workout. Can’t wait to try it. Praying for healthy babies for you!! Nothing is worse that not being able to fix what is wrong!

    • Thank you for the prayers! Hoping they sleep well tonight and tomorrow is a much better day for them.

      Hope you like that workout as much as I do! 🙂

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