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Jun 25

Building Muscle With Home Workout Routines

It’s possible to really transform your body with sensible home workout routines. You can get some tremendous results without spending a load of money.

The first thing I’d say to anyone who wants to build more muscle is “Train at home.” One huge benefit of the home workout routine is that you’re never having to wait for someone else to finish using a piece of equipment.

You can design the bodybuilding routines that work for you and you alone.

First thing is knowing which exercises to do for best results. Decide which exercises you’ll do, then get the gear needed to do them safely and progressively.

A barbell and plates are all you need for doing dead lifts. This is perhaps the most effective muscle builder there is – they work your entire body from tip to toe.

If I had to recommend one piece of kit it would be a trap bar. This is a rhombus shaped bar that you stand inside – it makes the dead lift even more effective because you can work your major leg muscles hard without tiring your back out, plus you can do the shrug exercise with it as well.

Next to the trap bar, a power rack is a great piece of kit to get. A decent power rack is a terrific investment.

You could use a pair of squat stands if you cannot afford a rack. You might find some decent second hand equipment, which is fine as long as it’s sturdy.

With the power rack (or aforementioned squat stands) you can now safely perform the barbell squat, the only exercise that comes close to the dead lift as a muscle builder.

Id bet that if you asked any of the top bodybuilders in the world how they built their muscle mass, they would all have used heavy squats or dead lifts to build their bodies.

With the power rack you can also do the standing press, a top upper body muscle builder. Some power racks also have a chinning and dipping attachment, and these are two terrific upper body mass building exercises.

Now – a decent bench. This will enable you to do the bench press – without doubt the most popular exercise there is. The bench press can add slabs of upper body muscle. If your bench of choice is adjustable, check that it’s stable when elevated, because a lot of them are not.

Train the bench press inside your power rack for safety reasons.

So yes, you can have a really effective and results producing home workout routine without breaking the bank! I think what most amateur bodybuilders lack is consistency – learn to do a small number of key movements well, then work them hard and in good form, adding weight to the bar when you can.

A well designed home workout routine, decent diet and plenty of rest and sleep is the secret to transforming your body and fast.

Good luck!

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