VIDEO: Fitness with PJ - Upper body & abs for women over 40

PJ Wren is YouTube’s favourite trainer, helping women over 40 live a longer and healthier life. We'll be sharing her videos and workouts here on the Optimist website.

Here is a: 45-Minute Upper Body & Abs Workout for Women Over 40

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Give the legs a rest and train the upper body and core with this workout.

Using only dumbbells I will break down every move for you, and show you modifications.

It’s a fun workout that is totally worth the 45-minutes! Trainer’s promise. 



A pair of moderate + heavy dumbbells



1. Chest press
2. Alternating plank ups
3 x 30sec

3. L arm row
4. L arm windmill
3 x 30sec

5. R arm row
6. R arm up windmill
3 x 30sec

7. Reverse flys
8. Tricep extensions
3 x 30sec

9. Double crunches
10. Seated tricep dips
3 x 30sec

11. Chest flys
12. Kneeling hammer curl to shoulder press
3 x 30sec

13. Bicycle crunches
8 x 20sec

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