March 27, 2020
by Daira

Upper Body Work Wednesday

Wednesday’s are reserved for upper body work! Come ready to train your arms, shoulders and chest.

Upper body strength is important for the things we do every day. Every time we work with our hands or push, pull or lift things we are using the muscles in our upper body. Not only can a strong upper body help us in everyday life, strong muscles can also help keep us from getting hurt.

1. SUPER ARM CURCUIT

  • Get superhero muscles with Daira's super arm circuit workout! Your kids will build muscle and feel the burn with push-ups, plank push-ups, crab toe touches and bear crawls. Now that's a workout!

2. UPPER BODY BUILD

  • Test your arm endurance with Daira's kid-friendly upper body build up workout! Try push-up negatives, bench dips, walkout planks and pike alternating toe touches to feel a good burn. Plus, see what fun challenge Daira has in store at the end!

3. Animal Tabata

  • Exercise and play are one and the same with Daira's kid-friendly animal Tabata workout! Move through crab walks, bear crawls, cobra push-ups and more to work on upper body strength while having fun.

4. REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE

  • Take care of the environment and your body with Daira's kid-friendly Reduce, Reuse and Recycle challenge and workout! Give back to your body and try push-ups, plank-arm side steps and backbends! Then, try one of Daira's ideas for giving back to the Earth.

5. PUSH UP PROGRESSION

  • Strong arms help you play and move through the day! Help your kids build upper body strength with Daira's push-up progression workout. Try push-ups four different ways, including on your knees, stairs, feet and even push-up negatives.

6. TICK TOCK

  • It's time to build a strong upper body with Daira's tick tock workout! Have your kids follow along with Daira and use different plank positions to move like a clock.

7. SLIP & SLIDE UPPER BODY

  • Get ready for a slip and slide good time this summer and join Daira for a kid-friendly slip and slide upper body workout. No water is required – only fun and a few things from around the house!

8. ABC's of Upper Body

  • Get your brain and upper body going! Follow along with Daira's upper body ABC's workout to discover more exercise vocabulary and movements for words like extension, flexion, coordination and more!