So, you want an upper body workout routine for women designed in the way you like to exercise! Let’s face it. Men and women, in general, workout differently. I’m not stating this based on common stereotypes, but through experience of training, and working out with many different women at different fitness levels from the professional level to my grandmother. The main thing that I have learned that I want to portray in this workout is that women like workouts to be organized and reasonable — the opposite of most men (I’m just sayin’!). These principles are the basis for this upper body workout routine for women.

Because working out should be organized and reasonable, I have done my best with this Ultimate Upper Body Workout Routine for Women to give you a workout that you can pull up and perform without much hassle. In addition, I choose exercises that are specifically best for the way women are made. This workout will be challenging, but will you also feel confident that this workout will exercise all of the right upper body muscles so that you know that you had a good workout.


Ultimate Upper Body Workout Routine for Women

Instructions: Click on each workout name to view the exercise demonstration video. Choose a weight that will only allow you to perform the given number of repetitions for each set. Take your time and master your technique. 

Wood Chop (Dumbbells) – The wood chop is an excellent exercise to start your upper body workout routine with because it helps to warm up muscles in your entire body, especially your torso and your arms.

Perform 2 sets of 10-15 on each side. 

Shoulder Circles (Dumbbells) – Soft, toned shoulders exemplify your confidence more so than any other body part. Show people that you aren’t the one to mess with and focus on exercising your shoulder muscles.

Perform 2 sets of 10-15.

Tricep Dips – Nobody likes the “back of the arm jelly.” This exercise, combined with a regular cardiovascular workout routine, will help to keep the back of your arms toned.

Perform 2 sets of 10-15.

One – Arm Curl (Dumbbells) – Your biceps are one of the most functional muscles in your body as you use them for many different purposes every day. Besides, it is a great muscle to show off! And I promise that working these muscles will not make you look manly at all 🙂

Perform 2 sets of 10-15.

(Modified) Push Ups – Push ups are historically one of the best exercises you can perform to strengthen and tone virtually every muscle in your upper body.  In addition, regular push ups can help to prevent chest sagging. Let’s throw in a few sets of Modified Push Ups, since your upper body muscles at this point are probably getting a bit tired.

Perform 2 sets of 10-15.

Ab Planks – There is nothing more attractive than toned abs. Minus the attraction aspect, having a strong core will help to prevent back problems in the future. When holding the plank position, I recommend using this time to meditate and reflect on anything that comes to you. Before you know it you will be done and refreshed!

Perform 2 sets of 10-15.

Congratulations for finishing and I hope that you enjoyed this Ultimate Upper Body Workout Routine for Women!