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Strength Training

Strength exercises are important to bring out definition and strengthening your muscles.Strength training  A common problem with strength training is that most people will do the same exercise for hours on end, thinking that it will change their body but this is a common misconception. Strength training involves changing your workout. That means what you lift, how you lift,push,pull, and press it, and how much you lift, has to be constantly changing throughout your workout. There are different ways to do strength training. All of which can be swapped out for a different Strength exercise. You have exercises for the lower body and  upper body with the upper body being separated into 4 categories horizontal pushing, horizontal pulling, vertical pressing, and vertical pulling. These different positions will help focus on different muscle groups during your workout.

Lower body:

  • Split Squats
  • Good Mornings
  • Barbell Dead-Lifts
  • Barbell Squats
  • Dumbbell Lunge

Upper Body Horizontal Pushing:

  • Dumbbell Bench Press
  • Incline Bench Press
  • Barbell Bench Press

Upper Body Vertical Pressing

  • Dumbbell Presses
  • Handstand Presses
  • Military Presses

Upper Body Horizontal Pulling:

  • Seated Cable Rows
  • Bent Over Barbell Rows
  • One-Armed Dumbbell Rows

Upper Body vertical Pulling:

  • Chin-Ups
  • Pull-Ups
  • Lat Pull-downs

When strength training it is good to do your exercises in sets so that you are able to push yourself in those sets then got to a cool-down time then doing another set or exercise. Remember it is better to change or switch up what exercise you do, so your body does not get used to your workout routine. This will keep your body feeling fresh when you workout.

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