5 Best Upper Body Exercises for Mass

While there are a number of great upper body exercises out there that will surely help you reach your goals, such as:

Dips, bench presses, pull-ups, push-ups, dumbbell rows, overhead press, etc.

However, there is also a number of powerful exercises that can help you just as much or more, that you won’t see being done at the gym as often (if at all) as the mainstream exercises.

These often-overlooked exercises will help you sculpt your upper body and build the results you crave.

The shredded abs, the strong arms and shoulders, the impressive pecs, and of course the big back. They are all apart of the upper body.

To help you add more variety to your workout plan and make sure that you maximize your muscle growth potential.

OK, enough chit-chat! Let’s dive in:

1- The Landmine Press

here is a reason why the landmine press is first in our list of upper body exercises.

This often-overlooked exercise is a great way to train your shoulders.

And due to its high variability, it can also allow you to successfully integrate other muscle groups in the equation such as your abs, legs, triceps and upper chest area.

What this means is that you can easily turn this exercise into an explosive compound-calorie-burning furnace. Or depending on your fitness goals you can alter the stance of the exercise so that you are applying more stress to other targeted muscle groups.

However, if you are brave enough and want to do the exercise regardless of the lack of equipment do it right. Wrap a towel around the end of the barbell and wedge it into a corner on the floor.

Again, I strongly do NOT recommend you do that as the barbell might slip.

How to do it: Before I explain the intricate nature of the exercise it would be important to mention that I am focusing on its classic stance – the staggered stance.

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