Toning, low impact, early beginner-level, upper body-focused mobility and resistance training workout by Yoga with Tim

Length: 26 min 24 sec

A gentle upper body workout with a focus on isolating specific muscles.

Included Features

Warm-up checkmark Equipment needed

Light dumbbells, pole or broom, resistance band, yoga mat (optional)



Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications


Apartment friendly?


Advanced Modifications


Shoes needed?



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This is a really unique workout! The movements are very, very slow, with an emphasis on really feeling the muscles move. It’s super deliberate; even if you’re used to higher intensity or typically use more weights like a crossfitter or a heavy lifter, you might still benefit from this workout. I bet you’ll find your muscles working in a totally different way!

This isn’t really a challenging workout, but if you are used to more intense types of exercises, this might be a wonderful way to reconnect with your muscles. I didn’t really feel like my muscles were burning, but I could feel them activating. And in spite of the low intensity, I was a little sore afterwards too!

I would say, however, that this workout is particularly fantastic for early beginners because it emphasizes form so heavily and aims for slow deliberate movements. If you are really new to working out, or recovering from illness or pregnancy or an injury (and have been cleared by a doctor), this might be the perfect way to get (re-)introduced to working out your upper body. It’s also totally joint-friendly, I’d say, so definitely great for anyone!

The only thing that’s not so convenient about this workout is that the equipment is really mandatory. You can work around having a resistance band if you have something else stretchy that you can wrap around a stable anchor, and for the pole you can use a broom stick or something like that. There are ways around buying special equipment, but you’ll need something to really get the best benefits from this video.

Other than that, this workout is great for everyone, so I highly recommend you give it a try!

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