Day 2 of the Muscle Construction Challenge is an upper body workout involving multiple joints while we target the back, chest, and shoulder regions using dumbbells to recruit as much muscle as possible within each rep. This workout begins with a short warm-up, then moves into a superset format with compound exercises like the Chest Press, Shoulder Press, Bent over Row, Chest Fly, Pullover, Bodyweight trunk extension, and Overhead Press.
Enjoy some isolation exercises at the end of the routine to ensure adequate time under tension for the shoulder muscles, which are involved throughout this workout. Being able to perform a movement with the best control possible while squeezing the involved muscles should be the aim. I will be giving many modifications throughout so that each person can adapt the exercise to meet his or her needs.
This workout still uses a lot of large muscles, but allows you to rest the legs after yesterday's heart-pumping workout. These upper body muscles will help you in your quest to build muscle throughout the week and improve your posture!
Focus on the quality of each individual rep, rather than moving the weight from point A to point B, in a mind-to-muscle connection. Some muscles will need to hold the position and some to move the weight. Think of this as "lab time" for your body as you practice!
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