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The Best Bodybuilding Exercises

Jan 25, 2008
When searching for the best bodybuilding exercises there is often a tendency to go about it all wrong. We may be unhappy with our pecs, or biceps or abs, so we try to find an exercise routine designed for the specific area. If the rest of our body is in great shape, this is fine. But it is not the best way to start.

We really need to focus on our whole body and not just on the best bodybuilding exercise for one area. That being said, we do need to make sure that any bodybuilding program we use includes exercises that are effective and not just routines that make us go through the motions with no results.

When setting up a program of bodybuilding exercises, make sure that each area of your body gets a proper workout that forces all of your muscles to grow and to gain maximum fitness. There are many body building exercises you can incorporate into your workout that will help insure you are getting a complete workout for maximum benefit.

For your legs, you will want to include barbell squats and dead lifts. The resistance you are putting on your legs when you perform these types of exercises will push your muscles to make them grow. That's the point of an intense workout program in the first place. Lifting weights with your legs instead of your arms will help the quadriceps and hamstrings become tight and fit. Squats also benefit your abs and upper body.

Barbell and dumbbell curls and well as bench presses are great bodybuilding exercises to build your arms. It's easy when performing these exercises to just concentrate on lifting the weights, but what you really need to do is focus on the strain the weights are putting on your arm muscles. Really push them as you are lifting and feel how they are working in response. Go for maximum effort, not maximum reps.

Great abs are formed in much the same way as any other muscle group. They need to be worked, strained, and pushed in order to become toned. You cannot get that toned, sculpted look by doing simple sit ups and crunches. Specific abs routines help but with a caution. One of the key ingredients in getting six pack abs is diet. You can have a great set of abs that no one can see if they are covered with belly fat.

A pull-down bar machine is great for working the upper back. This is a two handled curved bar that is attached to weights with a pulley system. You pull the bar down with your shoulders behind you.

Always keep in mind that it is important that you only choose those bodybuilding exercises that you are physically able to do. And pay particular attention that you perform them in the way the exercise is supposed to be performed. If you don't pay special attention to your form, you risk injury which can set back your bodybuilding program significantly.

Do your research on what types of bodybuilding exercises will work specific muscle groups and then incorporate them into your workout regimen. Pick a variety of exercises that will make your body everything you dreamed it could be and do them on a regular basis. The reward is a toned, fit body that you can be proud of!
About the Author
Gerry Marsh is a successful author and publisher of several websites including Muscle-Building-Reviews which includes reviews of the top bodybuilding exercise programs.
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