As an international fitness model, Vanessa Tib knows the importance of getting to the gym. But as a full-time registered nurse in the ER, she also knows that life can often get in the way of a good workout. For those days when a 60-minute sweat session just isn’t in the cards, she lent us this quick upper body routine for hitting your back, shoulders and arms without spending hours in the weight room. Try it when you’re pressed for time, or mix in some of your own favorite exercises when you’re not in a rush.
About this Workout
Before you begin, warm up with push-ups and light triceps dips, doing three sets of 10-15 reps each. Next, perform each of the following exercises. Do two rounds of 15 reps per exercise, completing all reps on both sides for unilateral exercises. Rest one minute between sets.
Tip from Vanessa:
If you have time, add a biceps exercise such as hammer or barbell curls. Do two sets of 15 reps.
Plus: Check out our video of Vanessa’s 5 favorite moves for a strong back!