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The Basics of Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is the sport of building muscle. Bigger and stronger is the name of the game. One of the great things about bodybuilding is that you can achieve great results with only very basic equipment and a few hours of training three to four times per week.
The key to building bigger and stronger muscles is to keep progressively adding more and more weight over time. Building bigger muscles is about consistent regular training, eating properly, getting plenty of rest, and lots of weight at low repetitions.
As a starting any new exercise program, is important a first check with your physician before starting a bodybuilding program. Time and time again professional bodybuilders have said that technique is one of most important aspects of getting a good workout.
It is only when the muscles repair themselves that they grow larger and stronger. For this reason it is very important that each muscle group is given plenty of rest following each workout. Most successful bodybuilders will recommend that you not work a particular muscle group more than twice per week.
The question may come up of whether it is best to use weight machines or free weights. The general opinion is that free weights are your best option for increasing muscle mass. Machines are typically used for isolating muscles and this is something that only professional bodybuilders need to do before contest.
The following are some fundamental exercises for the main muscle groups.
Chest
1. Flat Bench Press
2. Dips
3. Incline Bench Press
Legs
1. Squats
2. Straight Leg Dead Lifts
3. Leg Press
Back
1. Pull ups
2. Barbell Rows
3. Deadlifts
Biceps
1. Curls
2. Incline curls
Triceps
1. Lying Tricep Extensions
2. Close Grip Bench Press
Shoulders
1. Military Press.
Remember to increase muscle size you will need to progressively increase poundage. Overworking your muscles can actually have adverse effects. If you maintain a consistent regular workout routine coupled with proper nutrition and rest you will begin to see results in no time. If you are looking for more information, there are various instructional books that you can buy about bodybuilding.

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