Beginner Workout Challenge with Emily Skye: Upper Body workout

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Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle's exclusive Beginner Workout Challenge with Emily Skye. If you're in need of some workout inspiration and are not sure where to start, for 4 weeks Emily will share a simple, low impact beginner workout you can try at home.

Yahoo Lifestyle's workout challenge with Emily Skye
Welcome to week three of Yahoo Lifestyle's exclusive workout challenge with Emily Skye. Photo: Yahoo

FIT app trainer Emily Skye is back with week three of our Beginner Workout Challenge, this time with a quick and easy Upper body session. All you need is a pair of light dumbbells and a chair.

"Today we’ll be targeting your arms, chest and shoulders – so you feel strong!" Emily says.

For this 15-minute workout you will do four exercises for 40 seconds on with 60 seconds rest. Complete 3 sets of each exercise and you're done! Try it now:

Beginner Workout Challenge week 3: Upper Body workout

Exercises

Light floor press

Lie on the floor with your feet flat on the ground and a dumbbell in each hand, elbows touching the floor. Face your palms towards your legs and brace through your core as you extend through your elbows to push the weights up above your chest. Slowly lower the weights back down to the start position and repeat.

Seated light shoulder press

Sitting in the chair with your feet flat on the ground and a dumbbell in each hand, take your arms up and out to the side of your body, palms facing forward. Activate your core and slowly extend through your elbows to press the dumbbells up overhead. Return them back down to shoulder height.

Tricep dips

With your feet flat on the floor, a 90 degree bend at your knees and knuckles facing forward, hold your bodyweight through your legs and arms. Pin your shoulders back and down, away from your ears and slowly bend through your elbows to lower your body down in front of the chair. Squeeze through your triceps to push your body weight back up again.

Light lateral raises

Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand by your side. Activate your core and slowly raise both dumbbells out to the side of your body to shoulder height. Slowly control them down again and repeat.

Stay tuned from another beginner workout from Emily Skye next week!

If you missed Emily's week 1 and week 2 workouts you can catch up here:

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