Strength Training basics to get you started

Most guys, who are into strength training, are head turners because they got a great body. Maybe, you only notice girls with great physique and that also applies there as you won’t even look at girls, who don’t have a great physique. Well, that is a fact and most people can’t argue about that. In this article, you would learn about the basics of strength training, which is the basis for those great bodies.

strength training basics
You should know the basics of strength training, so you can avoid injuries to your body. Doing advance would be stupid especially since you would get injuries from doing it.

What does Strength Training means?

Strength Training is a workout that helps you to be stronger. The advantages of such training are to gain muscles and develop physical appearance, gives reinforcement to joints, develop bone mass and minimize the possibility of getting injured from our daily routines. Most people, who are getting old, tend to suffer from disabilities and damages, but strength training might prevent that from happening.

There are a lot of ways to do strength training; the most popular is using weights, but it is not limited to that as you can use resistance bands, or own bodyweight to develop your body. Here is something that you need to know, you would need some help from a trainer or someone, who knows a lot about strength training if you are new because you might be doing it wrong and that would lead to injuries.

Most of the people that engage in strength training are athletes, but that doesn’t mean that an average person won’t benefit from performing it. It ups the performance of athletes, but for an average person, it is the means to do a lot more things that has to do with strength and that would mean a whole lot of stuff.

Below are lists of muscle groups that you should be the of your strength training. If you are a beginner then it would be advisable to choose only one to two exercises and you can up that as you notice that you are getting stronger. Here are the recommended exercises for each muscle groups:

Back -Dumbbell Rows, Dumbbell Pullovers, Back Extensions, One-Armed Row, Barbell Pullovers, Back Extension on the Ball, Seated Rows w/ Resistance Band, Barbell High Row, Barbell Rows, Reverse Fly

Shoulders – Overhead Press, Front Raise, External Rotation, Overhead Press with Dumbbells, Lateral Raise, Internal Rotation, Arnold Press, Rear Lateral Raise, Upright Rows.

Biceps – Barbell Curls, Concentration Curls, Hammer Curls, Dumbbell Curls, Incline Bicep Curls, Hammer Curls – One Leg, Cross-Body Curl with Bands, Preacher Curls.

Triceps -Kickbacks, Barbell Triceps Presses, Triceps Dips, Triceps Pushups, Dumbbell Triceps Presses, Kickback on One Leg, Triceps Extensions, Close-Grip Bench Press, One-Arm Tricep Pushup

Butt, Hips and Thighs – Squats, Static Lunges, Deadlifts, Ball Squats, Split Squats, One-Legged Deadlift, Wide-Leg Squats, Step-Ups, Hamstring Rolls, Hip Extensions, One-Leg Press, Hip Lifts, Outer Thigh, Inner-Thigh Squeeze.


As you notice that you are getting stronger, you should increase the intensity of each workout that you are doing to progress even more in that area. This would not only improve your physique, but also help you to be stronger. It is highly recommended to do warm-ups and stretches before engaging in strength training to avoid injuries. After exercising, you should never forget to rest to be able to cool down to avoid further injuries.





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