3 Fat Burning Upperbody Toning Exercises

I am excited to share with you today a video that I did this morning with one of my success stories, Becky.  You have seen Becky already a couple of times and I love sharing her story, because it is a story of overcoming obstacles to achieve an incredible body.  But with that new body has come a new life.  Things Becky use to do, she no longer does, and things Becky could not do before, she can now do with ease!

Click here to check out Becky’s transformation

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If you have been following me and this blog for sometime, you know I don’t believe in traditional cardio as a means for losing fat.  I am not saying it can’t help, but in most cases it just doesn’t work very well.  With Becky, not only could she not to any cardio, but she couldn’t work her legs at all either. This was concerning to me, since about 60% of a person’s muscle mass lies below the waist.  That means that I had 60% less muscle building, and fat burning potential that I was working with. But Becky never gave up and continues to work so hard.  A combination of a 1200-1500 calorie diet and 3 days of heavy weight training, has given Becky these incredible results.  Becky currently has up to 40 lb dumbells at her house and just this week asked if she should get 45 lbers, I have no doubt, that within a short time she will have them as well.

In this video I want to share with you 3 of the best total upper body fat burning and muscle building exercises. Each of these exercises is designed to maximize the load placed on the large muscle groups and increase the heart rate very high and very quickly.  The combination of the muscle building effects, and the after workout calorie burn, produces an elevated metabolism that will stay high much longer than most other types of training.


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  1. I read the story about Becky that you posted before Dustin and I must say again. I am SO impressed with Becky’s progress! I’m proud of you Becky! You really took your fitness into your own hands and didn’t let yourself make justifications that millions of others would have made. Way to go!

  2. Congrats Becky! Dustin you are amazing.

  3. Looking good Becky!! Way to go! Very impressive core strength! My favorite thing to work on!! Thanks Dustin!

  4. Good for you Becky. You look WONDERFUL! What an accomplishment. I am going to give those exercises a try. I always enjoy these segments with you Dustin. 🙂

  5. Becky, truly inspiring, totally demolishing ANY excuse we wimpies could ever have!! Amazing, what you have accomplished! And chitchatting besides, while we die just watching you this morning on NBC :).

  6. Nice job, Becky!!! You rocked those exercises and looked great! Congrats on all your success!

  7. Wow, it’s amazing just how much is possible with weight training and healthy eating. Thanks for sharing your story Becky!

  8. Great job Becky!

  9. Great form on the 3 exercises Becky! I couldn’t believe you could talk while doing the sit-up w/ weights. What an inspiration!

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