Active men may have legs and lungs that are used to a good workout, but you can’t forget about your upper body! Not everyone has the time or the cash to head to the gym as often as they’d like. But the good news is that there are effective upper body workouts you can do right from the comfort and convenience of your own home, no travel or even equipment necessary!

Take a look through the following upper body workouts to learn how

Diamond Pushups

In a plank position, put your index fingers and thumbs together, forming a triangle below your chest. Bend your elbows and lower your upper body as close to the ground as you can.

Superman Holds With Squeeze

For this upper body workout, lay face down and put your arms out to your side at shoulder level. Lift your chest, arms, and legs all off the ground at the same time. Take a moment here and then lower back down to the floor.

Plank Ups

Get into a forearm plank position. With your stomach tight, lift your right arm and right hand on the ground. Do again on the left side, and end in a high plank position. Now do it from the other side, and that makes one rep.

Inch-worm to Pushup

With your feet hip-width apart, bend forward at your hips and put your palms flat on the floor. Bend your knees to reach if you need to. Move your hands forward one at a time until you’re in a plank position. From here, do a pushup, keeping your elbows in. Walk your hands backward to your feet and then stand up. That’s one.

Dive Bomber Pushup

Begin in a regular pushup position and stretch your head forward and arch your back towards the floor. Bring your chest down, lowering your arms to do a pushup. Straighten your arms and flatten on the ground. Return to the beginning position. That’s one rep.

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Scapular Wall Hold

Stand with your back against the wall and your feet six inches out from the wall. Bend your arms and push your elbows back into the wall. Push off the wall with your elbows, making sure to press your chest outwards and push your shoulder blades down and back. 


This is one of the best upper body workouts. Start by standing and squat down until your hands touch the floor, kick your feet back into plank. Drop your chest to the floor and then jump your feet wide, then to the sides, then back to standing. Jump up, and that makes one.