Upper Body Strength 1

In this upper body strength workout, we work the arms, shoulders, chest and core in a series of poses that are called arm balances in yoga.

Yoga is a form of bodyweight training which means that it is great for building functional strength—strength that is integrated and useful, as opposed to isolated and specialised.

LEVEL

  • Intermediate

MUSCLES STRENGTHENED

  • Hands, wrists, chest and shoulders.
  • Abs, obliques and lower back.

KEY POSES

EQUIPMENT

  • Mat

TIMING

  • Morning or pre-ride.

TIP

  • Take it easy in Upward Facing Plank and stay in the modification if that feels more sensible.