If you are trying to build muscle, you need to know all about workout routines. Different workout exercises stimulate certain muscle growth. To build certain muscles, you need to know what exercises target that area for growth. Here is a list of common workout routines and the areas and muscles they target.
The bench press is one of the most common workout routines. You lay on a flat bench and lift a barbel weight. The bench-press works the pectorals, deltoids, triceps, and biceps. Your feet should be flat on the ground and your shoulder blades need to be close together.
Bicep curls are usually done with a dumbbell, but some people use EZ bars and barbells for this exercise. Curls target your biceps and some parts of your triceps for elbow support. There are literally hundreds of variations to the curl exercise that you can use in your workout routine.
Leg raises are a great workout for your abdominal region. You lay flat on your back, raise your legs straight in the air, and lower them slowly without touching the ground. The exercise is easier–and less effective–if you bend your legs a little.
Running not only builds abdominal muscles, it also burns fat. Millions of people choose running as their exercise of choice. However, there are proper and improper ways to run. Make sure that the shoes your wear to run supports your posture. Also, learn to control your breathing, so you won’t tire so easily.
If you do not have gym equipment available, push-ups are a great alternative. Push-ups work your biceps, triceps, pectorals, and abdominal muscles. They also work your back’s muscles to some degree. Because they can be done almost anywhere, push-ups are very convenient.
Chin-ups work your triceps and back. Many gyms and parks will have bars in place for chin-up workouts. If you do not want to go to a gym, there are at home products you can use to do chin-ups.
Squats will work your calves and thighs. Just like push-ups, you can do squats almost anywhere.
These are few exercises that should be a part of your workout routine. These exercises will build muscle, burn fat and build strength. However, it is important to change your routine or vary the exercise styles to maintain muscle growth. A lot of the exercises listed are easy to do, but very effective.