The most successful workout routines – those that deliver the best bodybuilding results – are those which we create ourselves. They utilize the movements we like best. They include those machines and lifting options available at the gyms we train in. After all, we all know how hard it can be to use one of those advanced FLEX magazine training routines in out home gym in the garage. Here are five upper-body bodybuilding movements which should be used when creating your own workout routine. Each of them involves the use of free weights, which delivers both strength and size. They are also movements which can be done in any gym, from an advanced commercial facility to an old Weider bench in the basement.
This movement is the foundation for most bodybuilding routines, and is probably the most popular bodybuilding movement. The bench press is certainly the measure of strength among both beginner and advanced athletes. . It primarily trains the chest, but delivers a secondary effect to the triceps and shoulders.
This movement is effective – when done correctly. A mainstay for building biceps, many bodybuilders make the mistake of using too much weight. They feed ego instead of muscles – and as a result they often end up placing more strain on the lower back than upon the biceps.
What else can you say about deadlifts? It’s man versus metal. You can either pick up the weight, or you cannot. Spotters cannot help you. Belts provide safety, but not much assistance in lifting. This movement develops the back and legs, and stimulates bodyweight growth. It’s a requirement in any routine, as long as it’s completed safely
This movement is one that many trainers shy away from, as it involves some serious ego-checking, and some painful lifting. Standing or seated, raise that barbell from your chin to a locked-out position. It’s not easy, but the results you see in terms of shoulder muscle mass gains will be well worth it!
Many bodybuilders gravitate toward triceps pressdowns for triceps training, due to their convenience, pump, and ability to visualize the muscle group being trained. While this movement does deliver a great pump, it’s lying down on a bench and completing skullcrushers that actually delivers thickness and mass to the triceps. Use them at least once per week with slow movement, moderate weight, with safety first on your mind!
These five movements should be the foundation for your supper body training. Of course, you should also include movements such as leg press, squats, leg curls, and calf raises, to ensure complete leg development as well. For a beginner, each of these movements can be used twice per week. As you develop into a more advanced bodybuilder, you will begin using more exercises, more sets, and discovering greater intensity. This will require greater times. When this happens, it is wise to only complete each of these movements once per week, on the day that you are training that particular body part.
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