Typically, people have certain expectations the first time they visit or join a fitness gym. Often, you would hear them inquiring about certain gadgets that will help them lose weight fast or methods of training that will help them build muscles quickly. Unfortunately, this is the wrong approach when it comes to building muscles. What people fail to remember is that they need to learn the basics and focus on these basics.
What Won’t Work?
What many people fail to realize is that they need a strong foundation in order to build a great physique. It does not happen overnight. Also, they need to start with the basics. Unfortunately, what many people want is a miracle – something that can build their muscles overnight. Not surprisingly, many people end up disappointed and many of them quit before they even start.
What Will Work?
You cannot build your physique through isolation exercises or machine exercises. Exercises that require use of gadgets will not do the trick as well. To build your physique, you need to have a strong foundation which involves compound movements which would require you to use your body. Exercises that place you in a standing position are also great for building your muscles. Real-world strength is built through exercises that require you to be on your feet. There are many pieces of equipment that require the operator to seat down. These are impractical equipment and they will not help you achieve your goal.
What Exercises Should You Do? Here are a few exercises that will help lay the foundation. These are some of the best exercise in building your muscles. There are actually many kinds of exercises that can help build your strength but these exercises should be the basics of a foundation building program.
- Upright Row
- 1 Arm Snatch
- Hang Clean to a Press
- Back Squat or Zercher Squat
- Hang Cleans
- 2-Hand Dumbbell Swing Overhead
- Gironda Dips
- Barbell/Dumbbell Row
You can keep the repetitions in the 3 to 6 range or you can opt for 2-4 sets. This program requires consumption of a lot of calories. In order to build thick and dense muscles, you need to consume a lot of food aside from adopting the above exercises. You need at least 3000 calories. You also need to rest a lot and you need to avoid lollygagging. You have to train seriously, hit the gym regularly and dominate the weight.