Getting and staying in shape is something that is important for everyone to do. When you have definition in your muscles you will look great and show off the fact that you have worked your body to the limit and have improved self esteem as a result. The biggest frustration for many people is that even after taking up a healthy diet and proper workout routine, they are still not able to get the results they want. More often than not, this has to do with the fact that they just aren’t incorporating the right muscle building exercises into their routine.
Without the right muscle building exercises no matter how healthy you eat and how often you work out, there is just no way to burn fat and get definition of the muscles as desired. The thigh and buttocks muscles can be very hard to tighten and tone, but squats are one type of exercise that never fails. Squats work out the legs and buttocks muscles and help strengthen the body and improve posture as well. To perform a squat properly you need to start in a position with your feet shoulder-width apart and then squat down like you were going to sit in a chair.
Keep your back straight and feet in a stationary position, knees bent. You should have someone spotting you if you’ve decided to use weight, because the last thing you want is to have your arms give out and end up dropping a huge load of weight on your toes. The bench press is another exercise well worth including in your next workout. Using weight is a great way of adding more to the challenge and helping to build lean muscle mass.
For the bench press you need to lie on a support bench and take off the weight, lowering it to your chest. After your arms are straight up you want to start bending them, bringing the weight down and directly over your chest. Lower it until your arms are locked and then push it back up and hold at the top before lowering back down again. Remember that while you do want to feel a burn you don’t want to feel pain because this means you’re pushing it too far and can cause injury to your body.
The military press also works great to build lean muscle mass in the body. You will use weight here as well and you want to grab the barbell and start with your hands in front of your chest holding it tight. The biggest difference between the military and bench press is that with the first you’re standing up and the latter you’re laying on a bench. Remember your workouts should always be challenging enough to get you results but don’t ever use so much weight that you are actually creating an unsafe situation.