Exercise and Workouts
Muscle Strength Training Exercises
Sometimes you may not have time for a full weight training workout or you may want to do a short workout without cheating yourself, this is where full body exercises come in handy. These are one of the times you may want to incorporate multiple muscle (or full body) exercises using your own body weight, dumbbells or machines. Many of these exercises still focus a lot on a main body part that you want to exercise but they also hit secondary muscle groups. I also recommend that you incorporate these exercises into your regular workout as they will hit secondary muscle groups more often and give you a better workout over time.
There are many such exercises but I will only mention 3 and they are all demonstrated in this selfie exercise video.
These are my favorite and I have compilted a list of 15 great reasons to do pull-ups. Pull-ups use your own body weight and gravity for resistance and are an amazing exercise for building muscle, creating muscle definition and for muscle endurance. The slower you do them, the greater the resistance and benefit. They can be done using different hand angle grips (I am showing the widest grip possible) thus working muscles a little differenty offerring you more variation. Plus, they also offer you a good cardiovascular workout if you keep the reps to around a12 range of 4-6 sets.
Pull-ups work out the back, shoulders, chest, biceps, triceps and core.
Text explanation on how do to the pull-up exercise.
Cable Crossovers for the Chest
Great for working out the chest. You can do them standing up or bent over. Besides the chest, they will work your core and legs which are required for balance, stability and support in this exercise. Do 4-5 sets, 12 repetitions.
Text explanation on how do to the cable chest crossover exercise.
Standing Barbell Biceps Curls
One of my favorite biceps exercises to do. Great job working the biceps as it requires your core and leg muscles to support you in this exercise and prevent you from swaying back and forth. Also, varying where you hold the barbell with your hands will work out the biceps a little differently. The slower you do this exercise, the more difficult it is and the more resistance and hence the greater benefit. Do 4-6 sets of 8-12 reps.
Text explanation on how do to the standing barbell biceps curl exercise.