They say muscles make the man. But how does a man get those muscles in the first place without making a fool of himself? Just follow these 8 simple growth principles:
Dumbbell Clean and Press Start off each rep with the weights at your sides and then lifting them to your shoulders. This will help double the amount of time your arm, shoulder, and upper-back muscles spend working, and will build muscles faster.
Barbell Squat The squat is the most important exercise for building mass.
Straight-Leg Deadlift Do this just after squats to give your hamstrings an extra stimulus.
Chest-Supported Row Performing a row with your chest against a bench prevents you from straining your lower back.
Pullup The great thing about the pullup is that it’s a double-duty form of movement; It helps build your lats and abs at the same time. Set a goal for 20 pullups to improve your abdominal strength.
Barbell Bench Press Combined with the clean and press, the bench press provides all the work you need for your chest, shoulders, and triceps.
Barbell Curl To perform the curl, keep your elbows aligned with the torso, no rocking, and back straight. This is great for building big arms.
Farmer's Walk This is the best movement is for size and strength. Put half of your body weight in each hand and take some steps, and you’ll definitely be feeling the burn in the morning.
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