Almost every guy who works out wants a V-taper that fills out any suit or t-shirt. In order to get that, you'll need to build your shoulders, lats, chest, and arms, while also improving your posture. While that sounds like a lot of work, Ebenezer Samuel, fitness editor at Men's Health, has six moves that are especially useful for beginners who are looking to grow their upper body.
The dumbbell press focuses on your chest, front delts, and arms. The additional stability requirements of holding two separate weights instead of one barbell makes less weight feel heavier.
Kneeling lat pulldowns are a great back exercise, and the kneeling position forces you to activate your core with less assistance from your legs.
Planking is not only one of the best exercises for your entire core, it is also a shoulder strengthener and stabiliser.
Inverted rows attack your back and arms. They are an excellent bodyweight-pulling option for those who cannot yet do pullups, and even those who can will be able to hit their back from a different angle with this movement.
Facepulls with a resistance band target your upper-back, while the half-kneeling row hits up your mid-back. The half-kneel causes your abs to work hard in order to stabilise against the offset position of your legs.
Incorporate the above moves into your workout routine, and you'll see results in no time.
This article originally appeared on Men's Health