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Exercising your body

When you are exercising your body, think of the feat of engineering that is the human body. A complex collection of muscles, tendons, ligaments and more, do you know the benefits of exercising and why it's good for your whole body?

Everyone is different, so exercising your body, whilst you may follow the same routines, would never provide the same results between people. You can't help but wonder how working out can produce such a range of results.

The reality is that most people who workout do so without ever really taking the time to understand what it is they're working on - the human body.

To get a better grasp of the subject, it is helpful to turn to that much maligned group of exercise fanatics, bodybuilders.

Bodybuilders figured out long ago that if you want to really make some progress, you have to understand what it is you're working on - yourself!

What body-builders figured out was that to understand how your training is effecting you, you need to break the body down into the different parts, and then do specific exercises for each part.

The major muscle groups are:
  • Abdominals (Abs)
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Shoulders

Within these are various sub-categories - for example, arms can be broken down into biceps, triceps and lower arms. Why is this important? Well, for someone who wants bigger arms, for example, it is worth knowing that two thirds of the size in your upper arms is in your triceps.

People who do endless repetitions for their biceps but virtually ignore the triceps are going to miss the boat.

If you want more advice and tips on your workouts, then turn first to thefitmap.co.uk for the answers to all your questions.




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