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How to work on different parts of muscles while weightlifting or bodybuilding?

Updated on May 2, 2011

Especially for bodybuilding lovers

Hello bodybuidling lovers,

One of my friend asked me that "somebody told me we cannot shape our muscles, then how can we work parts of a same muscle like biceps Brachii and Brachialis and Pectoralis Major and minor and why do celebrities don't eat anything after 7 pm".

I said him that you can't shape the muscle. the shape is predetermined by genetics. you can make it larger or do you work different parts of the same muscle: they all get worked out using the same movement. biceps for instance are worked out their entirety from doing any form of curl. apart from that pull ups, pull downs and all forms of rows work them well too.why do celebrities not eat after 7pm: because they want to emulate that Somalian refugee i saw on discovery channel the other day.

So he again asked me that this means the basic ex for a muscle groups will most likely work each part of that muscle like bench press will work both pectoralis major and minor.

I again replied to him that it will not most likely work all the parts, it will definitely work all the parts.yes, all forms of bench (all angles) work all the parts of the pecs... of course it also works the triceps and shoulders and to an extent the lats which are used as stabilizers for all kinds of pressing.

The muscle like bench-press will work both pectoralis major and minorâ—˜ No. The pectoral major and pectoral minor are 2 very different muscles. Most people think the pectoral minor is the top part of the pecs. This is wrong.Here is what the pectoral minor looks like, and its function:

The pectoral minor is a muscle that runs from the clavicle to the ribs. Its function is to shrug the shoulders forward.Imagine you're laying down on a bench. You un rack the bar like you're going to do a bench press. From here, you lift your shoulders up off the bench in a shrug like fashion - your shoulders lift up towards the ceiling while you're holding the bar.

This move would work the pec minors.You get a little more ROM and involvement if you do this on a bench that's slightly inclined, but you can experiment with it.As for the pectoral major, yes, the entire thing is 1 muscle.

Any bench movement will work it entirely, though incline bench and decline benches still have sports specific purposes.

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      That's absolutely correct optimus. I definitely agree.

    • optimus grimlock profile image

      optimus grimlock 

      9 years ago

      your part right the shape of your muscle is genetic but by different training you can enhance the shape of the muscle to a certain extent!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am really interested in bodybuilding and I do it but not very much interested in weight lifting as I do not do it but I like both of them. Watch out for my latest hubs on back strengthening exercises or visit here

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      9 years ago from India

      But looking your profile image.. it seems that you are not that much interested in weight lifting.. soni...

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      10 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I am going to publish more useful hubs on weight lifting and bodybuilding. Thanks for visiting and admiring this hub.

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      10 years ago

      This hub explained me each and every thing required to work on different parts of muscle groups in weight lifting or body building. Thanks for publishing such a nice article on bodybuilding. I would be waiting for more of these.


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