Unless you are not consistently challenging your body to ‘get better’ you are not doing what it takes to level up your strength.
You might be wondering why anyone would want to exercise all body parts — targeting every tiny muscle.
Many studies show that the more power your body possesses, the stronger it will become and you will be able to lift some real deal weights on the bar. This is only possible when you are training every muscle group.
So, we have summed up the five best exercises that helps to train all your muscle groups. You should definitely try this.
We all know how to do push-ups, but do we actually execute it properly? Even though it’s complete elementary training, you’ll be surprised by the wide range of muscles it targets, especially in the chest, triceps, and core region.
As a matter of fact, when you do a push-up, you are actually lifting more than 60% of your body weight. Moreover, there are many different ways to do push-ups. It can be the simple floor push-up or front clap push up, behind the back clap push-up, one arm push-up variation, decline push-up, incline push-up and staggered push-up. You can even create your own variation or look for some great on the Internet.
This is a triple duty extensive exercise, that targets the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings and it’s really hardcore. You can even go a step further by holding a dumbbell in each hand while you perform a lunge.
It is very important that you perform the lunges properly so you are not putting any unwanted strain on any of your joints. While doing the lunge, keep your upper body straight and your shoulders back with your chin up. Step forward with one leg by lowering the hips until both your knees are bent to 90-degrees.
Your front knee must always be directly above the ankle and not push too far out. Also, ensure the other knee does not touch the floor.
Do the same with the other leg. First, try it without holding any weight and then go full hardcore with a dumbbell of your desired weight.
When it comes to a full body exercise and developing strength, I say squats, squats, and only squats. Although, this is just personal preference. It is a classic and timeless exercise but very effective for your lower body. It directly works on your hips, hamstrings, and glutes and helps to strengthen your core along with the upper body.
What I have noticed is that most of the novice lifters only focus on the upper body and completely ignore the lower half. This is simply weakening your lower body. Squats are the best way to train and strengthen your entire body.
There are many ways to do squats. You can just do the simple, old-school squats or throw in variations like sumo’s, Bulgarian split squats, one-legged squats, etc.
An exercise hated by many but one of the best for one simple reason — it works!
If you haven’t tried burpees before, bring yourself in standing position, squat down and put your hands on the ground. Now kick your feet out behind you and then do a push-up. Bring your legs forward and tuck your feet back under your body and jump up out of the crouch with a leap.
Great, you’ve done a burpee.
Take it to the next level by holding a dumbbell in each hand. In simple, a burpee is a combination of push-ups and squats. It targets all the muscles of your body and is a great exercise to do.
I know it’s another elementary exercise but it builds strength like no other. Though the risk of injuries can be quite common with the deadlift if performed with incorrect form. However, when you execute it with proper technique it is completely safe and strengthens your back, calves, quads, hamstrings, glutes, core, and forearms, targeting a large portion of your body.
While performing a deadlift, you should remain focused. Your complete attention must be fixed on technique. It is always recommended to start with a low weight and learn the technique. Then progressively move up in weight. Don’t forget to wear your kidney belt when the weights go up and you become tired near the end of your sets.