(Written for mybodybuildingexercises.com by Allan Tonoy)
…back to basics coaching for final muscle mass.
In this age of $5000 strength machines and $8000 treadmills, it may surprise readers to learn that some of the finest Bodybuilding Exercises can be performed for as little as $100 (or FREE? ed.)! That is right, you do not want chrome and bling to change your physique. Long before Universal, Nautilus, and Hammer Strength, came on the scene, bodybuilders had been packing on muscle mass by coaching with good old school barbells. The following ( in no particular order ) are our selections as the top muscle building exercises in history.
Squats. Most authorities consider squats to be the best leg exercise. Period. One set of all out squats will do more for your lower body than 10 sets of leg extensions. Squats are also one of the most natural and basic of all body movements ( let’s come clean how frequently do you mimic the leg extension in the run of a day ) and target just about the whole lower body.
Barbell Bench Press. The barbell bench press can be considered squats for the higher body. No pretty machine comes near to what this basic muscle building exercise will do for your torso. Long before the Pec deck began to take up space in gymnasiums, bodybuilders were putting muscle mass on their chest, triceps, and shoulders, by training with barbell presses. Deadlifts though long considered a powerlifting exercise, deadlifts are one of those exercises that regularly get neglected by body-builders because they take lots of effort to do correctly. But deadlifts will build you a set of python-sized spinal erectors as well as bestow on you that no neck look. They will also perform miracles for your hamstrings and thighs.
Chin-ups. Long before lat pulldowns transformed the way folk trained their backs ; chin-ups were tops of back muscle building exercises. The brilliant thing about chins is that you can do them nearly anywhere from a play ground to a basement.
Unlike lat pulldowns, chin-ups need you to lift as well as stabilise your body ( i.e.
Keep your body from swaying . This is what makes them so effective. Barbell rows If chin-ups dilate your back and produce that much wanted v-taper, barbell rows will give your inner back that dense, thick, beefy look. Unlike the more frequently substituted T-bar row, barbell rows have not one of the balancing removed. You’ve got to lift and balance the weight. There’s no pivoting on the floor or being locked in a given plan of motion that might be unnatural for your body. Seated Barbell Press This is another oldie but goodie. Coaching with seated barbell presses will give your shoulders that cannonball look. Seated barbell presses evolved from the old standing press that was so well liked by Olympic lifters and bodybuilders in the 1940’s and 1950’s. They have survived the test of time and you should be doing them. Barbell curls It’s safe to assert that the 1st exercise performed on barbells when they were invented was a barbell curl. No wire or machine curl will come near to what these babies will do for your biceps muscle mass. They will also put up an exceptional set of forearms. So if you would like hams hanging from your shoulder joints you need to add barbell curls to your iron pumping exercises. Lying triceps extensions Lying triceps extensions, also called skullcrushers, are the triceps equivalent of barbell curls.
They are straightforward, basic, and will bring those horseshoes out for everyone to admire. So you can fluff with discounts or wire extensions or put some heavy beef on your arms with this great muscle building exercise! Push-ups Push-ups go back farther than barbell exercises.
Push-ups are the best bodyweight exercise for building the chest, shoulders, and triceps. By changing the peak of the legs you can focus on different parts of the chest. They may also be done nearly anywhere, whether the gymnasium or in a hotel room while on the road. So drop and give me 20! Crunches Crunches will fortify your intestinal core. They will also improve your posture and help defend your lumbar region.
Crunches developed from sit-ups, but unlike sit-ups they put lower stress on your back and keep the hip flexors from making a contribution to the exercise. As with push-ups crunches can be done nearly anywhere and is going to be the first exercise in your intestinal routine.