Upper Body & Core Strength Circuit Workout

As anyone who reads my workout log posts knows, I’m constantly changing up my workouts.

I love to make up new strength circuit workouts, I regularly jump around the machines during one session at the gym, and because of it, I don’t get bored with working out.

For better or worse, it’s rare for me to do the same workout more than twice (running plans being the exception).  However, this workout I’m sharing today has been on repeat for the past couple of weeks when I do an upper body strength workout.

I love that there’s a “break” in between each strength move but there’s really never a rest, which is another common theme with my workouts ;)  10 reps for each move means that I use a challenging weight.  And 3 times through the circuit means my muscles work hard.

Upper Body & Core Strength Circuit Workout

*if you’re unsure about any of the moves, do a quick search on YouTube and you’ll have a how-to demonstration in just a few seconds*



Do you do the same workouts over and over again, sticking with what works for you? 

Or do you prefer to hop around, experiment, and try something new most days?


  1. This looks like a great workout! Pinned it so I can reference it during one of my cross-training days. Thanks!
    Tamara recently posted…Nobody Puts Baby In The CornerMy Profile

  2. This looks similar to one of the “tried and true” workouts I used to do when I was lifting a lot. I love how it is a total body workout and it’s kind of a “superset” model! Any circuit to keep me distracted is a win in my book. lol
    Lauren recently posted…i mustache you a question…My Profile

  3. I’ve been trying to workout my upper body more frequently, so this is great! Thanks for sharing!
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…It’s All About AttitudeMy Profile

  4. This looks like a good workout!! I usually switch things up too so my muscles don’t get bored–always keep them on their toes ;)

  5. Pinning this!

  6. Love this!! totally going to use it with my saturday morning aerobics class this week! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Thursday ConfessionsMy Profile

  7. I need to try this tomorrow! I’ve been looking for a few more good at home workouts since I’ve gotten really bad about going to the gym.
    Dana @ Dana’s B.S. recently posted…LifeMy Profile

  8. Love this! I needed an arm workout for tomorrow and it looks like I found it! :)
    Becky recently posted…How to Change Up Your Workout Routine and Why It’s ImportantMy Profile

  9. This sounds great! I love that there is a little bit of cardio worked in between in order to keep things interesting. I’ll definitely be trying this, especially on the really chilly days when I don’t want to leave my apartment! ;)
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted…Sweet Potato Breakfast NachosMy Profile

  10. Ooh love this! Even though it’s not summer anymore, working out my arms is so satisfying to me. I love feeling like I have strong arms. Will def be trying this soon :)
    Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections recently posted…Crown of Beauty MagazineMy Profile

  11. I usually follow the same strength plan for 8 weeks (3 days a week) before switching it up. I see the best results that way – if I’m not constantly changing it but change it when it starts to feel routine.

    How long did this take you? Looks like a great upper body one and I definitely wrote it down. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Just pinned! While I’m resting my ankle, I’m looking for lots of things that I CAN do! :)
    Laura @ Mommy Run Fast recently posted…My back up plan + Fall 5 and 10 WinnersMy Profile

  13. Great workout. In the past I would always stick to the same, but as time went on I switched it up quite frequently.
    Jessie recently posted…Well, don’t I feel lovedMy Profile

  14. This looks awesome girl!!

  15. Hi! I found you through Dietician Debbie and I’m a new follower. I could use some help and motivation in the fitness department – I’ve been losing weight mainly by diet alone and I know I have to step it up soon!
    Kristin recently posted…Tips and Tricks Tuesday #14My Profile

    • Thanks for hopping over here, Kristin! Diet is very important, but you’re right that exercise will have a positive impact, too! If you ever want to chat, feel free to email me. There are also a lot of workouts on my “workouts” page if you’re interested :) Hope you have a great day!

  16. This is a great workout! I like that it’s balanced in terms of the muscle groups being worked…and that you get some cardio and abs in between each! Especially since I hate doing abs at the end of a workout :-P
    Patty (reach-yourpeak.com) recently posted…Get Pumped At The GymMy Profile


  1. […] Danica’s upper body and core strength circuit and 30 minute walk/run with the Hubs and […]

  2. […] on trying out this upper body and core strength circuit from It’s Progression this […]

  3. […] awesome kick your butt upper body and core workout from It’s Progression. I did this workout as part of my aerobics class on Saturday morning and […]

Speak Your Mind


CommentLuv badge
Protected by WP Anti Spam