June 22, 2017

At-Home Upper Body Workout

I quite enjoy working out in a gym. It’s my time to mentally check out from the stresses ofΒ the day and just focus on one task at hand… challenging myself with a butt kicking workout.

However, there are times when it’s next to impossible to actually get to a gym. I aim to workout 4-5 times per week and I don’t like to miss it, so when getting to the gym isn’t an option I turn to at-home workouts that are both challenging and require minimal equipment.

Today I’m sharing one of my go-to home based upper body circuits. The only equipment needed is a resistance band.

Resistance bands allow you to perform strength training exercises when you don’t have access to weights. You can purchase different types with varied intensity, based on your strength and which muscles groups you are working. Resistance bands are also relatively cheap and easy to store. Huge bonus for all you clutter free fanatics like me! Haha

As you can see in the video below I was easily able to complete this workout right in my living room, with minimal space required.

Next time you’re tight on time, and your regularly scheduled workout isn’t an option, give this workout a try. I would love to hear what you think πŸ™‚

Thanks for reading!


At-Home Upper Body Circuit
  • 10-15 reps Shoulder Press
  • 10-15 reps Upright Row
  • 10-15 reps Push Up (from knees or toes)
  • 10-15 reps Seated Row
  • 10-15 reps Side Raise (each side)
  • 10-15 reps Rear Delt Pull Apart

Perform all 6 exercises back to back. Move quickly from one exercise to the next.

After all 6 exercises are complete rest for 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit 3 more times for a total of 4 sets.

Shop for the band I’m using here β‡’ RedΒ Strength Band

Purchase other types here β‡’ Bands & Tubing


  1. thanks for this! I have been looking for some great at home workouts! Cant wait to try!

  2. Thanks for this! I don’t do a lot of working out but upper body is the one spot I always do take a little time to work on!

  3. It is in the 100s here in Tucson, so a workout that I can do indoors is perfect! I love to do yoga, but could add to my routine!

  4. angelle Marix says:

    This is perfect!! I need to add this to my daily routine.


  5. love this – I have a band like this one and I’m taking with me to travel so I can workout. Thanks for this! πŸ™‚

  6. I love resistance bands and think they work my body differently than just weights! Great workout!

    – Katie

  7. IΒ΄ll try to get some time to practice, the exercises look feasible for me πŸ™‚

  8. Thank for your sharing this workout and the great fitness tips! I often rely on at-home workouts with my work schedule so I especially appreciate this video. Upper strength is an area I’m really targeting since I often turn to cardio for most of my workouts. Can’t wait to try out this workout!

  9. This is great! I love the video as an addition too. Wee save for later! x

  10. Love using my bands for upper body, I’m going to give your routine a shot!

  11. This is great! I love that it’s easy to remember, I just hate having to refer to a super long list of exercises when I’m trying to break a sweat! Thanks!

  12. I love working out in general and I love working out with resistance bands πŸ™‚ This post will be a great motivation for may people to work out as well. Great post!

  13. This post was really useful so a hearty thank you! Just pinned it! πŸ™‚

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  14. You’ve totally inspired me as I haven’t used resistance bands in forever. I use ClassPass a couple of times a week. And then a couple other days a week I run outside. But my upper body lags behind my abs and legs in strength. So something like this is perfect on my run days!

  15. Great form on your pushups! And you make everything look so easy. Love the video.

  16. This totally looks achievable. Definitely going to try it for myself!

  17. I love that you only need a resistance band. That makes it so do-able. Thank you for sharing.

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