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Top Upper Body Workouts

A strong upper body can make life easier and more enjoyable.

By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor Aug. 24, 2020, at 1:56 p.m.


This article is based on reporting that features expert sources.


THE UPPER BODY IS tasked with a lot of important jobs throughout every day, whether it’s carrying groceries into the house, playing catch with the kids or just typing on the computer at work. All of these activities are made easier and more enjoyable when you have a strong, balanced, injury-free upper body. And you can develop that through targeted upper body workouts.


“We have to use our hands to do just about any activity that we do,” says Dr. D. Harrison Youmans, a sports medicine physician with Orlando Health in Florida. “To be able to do all those things, from ironing or working or carrying things, we have to make sure that the upper body stays fit.”