If you have a bodybuilder in your family then you have most likely been advised what muscle groups to workout, and what exercises to do to build the muscles in that particular region. While this is good advice, it is important to realize that each person will develop muscles in different ways and at different rates. What works for one person may not work for another. For this reason it is important to be aware of this when choosing which exercises to do and what weight resistance equipment to use for the exercises. You may also want to consider the different goals that you have before undertaking a fitness regime of this type.
It is also important to take into consideration your own physical and emotional state when choosing what muscle groups to exercise. This can be one of the most important decisions that you will make about your exercise routine. Are you an athlete? Do you compete regularly? Do you have any medical conditions that could interfere with the exercises or affect the outcome of your exercise program? These are all questions that should be answered in order to make an informed decision.
There are a number of muscle groups. The rectus abdominis is one such muscle group that many people want to develop. This is due to its ability to create a strong base for your body and to provide support for the pelvis and lower back. Other important areas to work for muscle groups in the upper body are the shoulders, arms, legs and chest. Workout all of these muscle groups and see just what they respond to.
If you are more of a beginner to exercising then you may want to start with abdominal exercise. Abdominal exercise can be done by either running in place on a treadmill or by using an electronic abdominal machine. These machines use a pulse oximeter to determine the amount of oxygen that is flowing through the blood stream as you exercise. You may want to try an electronic version if there is no available space in your home for an actual treadmill. This device will measure your heart rate and oxygen levels as you exercise and will keep a record of this data so you can review it later.
Once you have worked out your abdominal muscles, it is time to move on to your other muscle groups. To do these exercises you will need weights and machines. A lat pulldown or chin-up machine is ideal for exercises that involve pulling the body’s weight onto it.
If you are more advanced in your exercise routine then you will want to work on exercises such as squats, pushups and chinups. There are machines that can help you do each of these exercises which will make exercising more enjoyable. Another beneficial exercise is plyometrics. Plyometrics requires the use of explosive jumping motions in order to build muscle groups quickly. Your legs must be in good shape before you attempt this form of exercise. If you are having trouble building your leg muscles it may take longer for you to see results with plyometrics but it is a very effective form of exercise.