Instead of using weights or resistance bands, Colette Dong, founder of The Ness in New York City, says you can complete a 10-minute upper-body workout without buying something you don't already own. "You can grab a sweat towel or a dish towel—something on the tinier end," she says. "We're going to work all of the upper body muscles, and even the abs and obliques, to get everything activated and firing."
- Colette Dong, founder of The Ness in New York City
Even though you're not working with weights, Dong's upper-body towel exercises really make you work for it. Think about how hard it is to hold your arms up after a couple minutes. It's like that, except—sorry to inform you—it's even more difficult because you don't get to rest your arms at all while doing exercises like arm pumps, tricep press-ups, and bicep curls during the 10-minute workout.
Just when you think you're almost done with this upper body towel workout, Dong has one more surprise for you: a tricep burnout. She says you'll probably never look at your dish towel the same way ever again after this workout. And I think she's right.
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