Gym fees do hurt when you have the membership for the whole year but you stop going gym after a couple of months while still paying the fees. This normally happens with most of the folks. They get gym memberships for the whole year but after a couple of months they slip away from exercise. In such cases, gym fees are really hurting.
So stop paying the gym fees and do it at your home because you really can do it at home without any fancy gym equipment. All you need is some free time and gravity. Just try the following upper body muscle exercises to help building muscle groups for the upper body:
The Press up
Press ups are a good way of building upper body muscles. The only caution you need to take into account is that to ensure doing them correctly. You must start by putting your arms shoulder width apart, keep your fingers facing forward and make sure to keep your back straight. Your eyes should be focused straight ahead and should not be looking downwards.
The process should be started by lowering your body gradually to the ground. Keep in mind that your elbows should not move away from your body but should be backwards in the direction of your feet. Keep lowering your body till your chest and mid section are about 1 inch above the surface of the ground. Then you need to move upwards gradually keeping your back in a straightened position. When your arms get straight, it means you have completed one press up. Guys may find it difficult to do the press ups in the start but through practice, they will be able to get familiar with them and do with ease. It must be kept in mind that you should not worry about the number of press ups in the start but focus more on the right way to do them. As I said in the start, the number will increase automatically with the passage of time.
The incline press up
It is very similar to the ordinary press up as mentioned above. The only difference is that in this case you do the press up on a raised surface. Normally we use a bench for this purpose which is about 1 foot high from the surface. The process is that you put your hands on the bench and feet on the ground surface and do the press up in the same way as mentioned above. You will feel that inclined press ups are a bit more easy than the traditional ones. Also, the more raised the bench is, the more easier you will feel. So it is normally advised that if you are a beginner, you should start with the inclined press ups and then shift gradually to the traditional ones.
In case you have any medical condition, always see your doctor before using any form of the exercise.