Dumbbell lateral raises, dumbbell squat punches, dumbbell standing punches, and bentover reverse flyes—these are the exercises (in that order) you need to build a shredded upper body.

But we're not just talking a few rounds. No, we're talking 10 back-to-back grueling rounds of this grueling circuit that'll target your shoulders, lats, triceps, and back. If you can get through that, you definitely deserve the ripped upper body you've been working toward.


You'll do this workout as a circuit, meaning you'll complete each exercise consecutively without rest. Once you've finished all exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat the entire circuit for 5 to 10 rounds.

Depending upon your ability, you may shorten or lengthen the rest period. You may also complete more or fewer rounds.

For more upper-body work:

Check out our favorite upper-body circuit to raise the bar, our 11 essential pushup variations for beginners, and our 25 strength-training exercises for the best upper-body workout of all time.

For a complete archive of our daily quick-hit routines, go to mensfitness.com/todaysworkout.