The Best Upper-Body Exercise for Men

How to Do It

Left arm overhead press: 2 reps

Right arm overhead press: 2 reps

Left arm overhead press: 3 reps

Right arm overhead press: 3 reps

Left arm overhead press: 5 reps

Right arm overhead press: 5 reps

If you still have gas in the tank, do a set of 10 reps on the left and then repeat on the right. You'll complete a total of 40 reps if you manage to get through the additional sets of 10. However, it won't "feel" like 40. That's because you're constantly changing reps, and switching sides throughout.

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I suggest most people do the entire workout with only one weight. Let the volume be your limiting factor, not your technique under a heavy load.

If you do want to go up in weight, I suggest you do this: Perform a 2-3-5 ladder on each side like outlined above. But do up to three rounds of the ladder, increasing your load each time. Skip the sets of 10 while doing this variation since your goal is to use the biggest bell or load you can in the last round.

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Men's Health is a brand for active, successful, professional men who want greater control over their physical, mental and emotional lives. We give men the tools they need to make their lives better through in-depth reporting covering everything from fashion and grooming to health and nutrition as well as cutting-edge gear, the latest entertainment, timely features and more.

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