Upper Body Strength
Many people desire to strengthen their upper bodies to improve their cardiovascular health. This is a good reason and it can be done in a short period of time. Increasing upper body strength can also improve body image and toning the body will help boost self-esteem in most people. Regardless of the reason, increased upper body strength is possible for basically anyone who is willing to put forth the effort to accomplish it.
The chin-up bar exercise works wonders for upper body strengthening. Positioning the bar in a doorway or hallway entrance will work best for this routine. Pulling the body up and raising the chest as far as your hands will allow repeatedly for five minutes, will strengthen the arms, chest, and abdomen, when this is done daily over a couple of weeks. It is recommended that you rest for 90 seconds between each five minute work-out to allow your upper body muscles to recuperate. For ultimate results, the total workout period should last 20 minutes, which can be repeated up to three times a day.