Building Strength Without Mass
think about building muscle, the idea and image of lifting weights and working
out in the gym probably very quickly comes to mind. This is a very common way
to build muscle, but it certainly isn't the only way of building lean muscle
The brilliant thing about
building muscle without huge mass is that the techniques used apply to all the
major muscle groups.
Not only are the exercises
and routines involved very easy to follow. They are also / can be punishing,
but you should push yourself as hard as you can. The beauty is that the workout
routines can be followed by almost anyone.
There are a variety of muscle
groups in your body but the main ones (the major muscle groups) are pectorals,
triceps, biceps, thighs, calves, abs, back, shoulders and forearms. All of
these major muscle groups have some programs designed to make it possible to
develop the size, shape, and definition of the muscles without ever touching a
set of weights.
Pecs are a muscle group that
most people like to look good, and there are simple ways for building muscle
without weights for this muscle. The basic press-up is a good way of developing
this muscle. Most people are aware of how to do a push-up making this an ideal
exercise routine to use if you are looking to develop firm and rounded pectoral
Building muscle without
weights is entirely possible, but a good way of building biceps and forearms is
to use a fixed bar. The fixed bad can easily be attached to any doorway
enabling you to do chin-up.
Chin-ups can be a punishing
exercise, and many people struggle to do a single rep at first. Repeated
practice with a chair or a step to alleviate some of the pressure may make it
easier to develop the strength to carry out the exercise properly.
One of the muscle groups that
most people would like to improve would have to be the abdominal muscles. These
muscles practically define health and well-being, but building muscles without
weights in this area is simple enough with crunches.
There is nothing "simple"
about crunches, they can be amongst the hardest exercises to complete but the
results are there for all to see.
Repeated squats are a great
way of building up the thigh muscles (quads), and again, most people are aware
of how to do a squat jump or thrust. These commonly used exercises are a great
way of building muscles without weights.
There are other exercises
that build the legs muscles such as; walking, running, and bike riding are
great exercises that will build your leg muscles.
Also, Pilates and yoga are
very good and although they do not seem like it, are very good for building
strength and burning fat.
After trying the above
workouts for a period of time, you should see and feel a change in your body
strength. You'll also notice that you lose inches without losing the pounds,
and this is because muscle weighs more than fat, so you shouldn't get
discouraged if you're expecting to lose pounds. Body shape is far more
important - remember, strong is sexy!
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