Muscles under fire: quads, glutes, inner thigh, core With a bar-bell on a rack at chest height, take the weight across the back of your shoulders, grasping the bar to your sides with your feet in a shoulder-width stance. Dismount the bar from the rack and bend your knees to lower yourself until you thighs are just past parallel to the floor. Extend knees and hips until your legs are straight. Keep your head up and back straight throughout the movement and ensure your knees are in line with your feet. Perform 4 sets of 5 reps with 2 ½ minutes rest.
Tough love: front squat Hold the bar across the top of your chest and shoulders, crossing your hands to hold it in place. Perform as normal, making sure to keep your elbows up to keep the weight secure. Because the bar is less stable it forces you to adopt perfect form, while keeping your torso erect increases the focus on your abs.
Front Squats are amazing for building muscle, as well as correcting common posture issues. If you get injured while doing back squats you should switch to front squats and single leg squats, because they are great for you.
The dead lift is also one of my favorite "classics" for building slabs of muscle all over.
I agree with you totally. I found the Curves workout system,for women, to be a complete body workout without the burning and hurting of the heavier body building equipment. I'm toned, but not bulky, still got femininity about me. Different strokes for different folks.
Leg workouts are definitely the toughest for me. You would think that for a set of muscles you use everyday for walking and running sometimes, it should not be that difficult but for some reason I just feel so weak after I work legs. I dread it every time.
Hi, i think in making you arm build muscle only with a bar-bell on a rack at chest height, take the weight across the back of your shoulders, grasping the bar to your sides with your feet in a shoulder-width stance.It can help you to build your ideal muscle...