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Body Building Exercise

Are you interested in adding major muscle mass to your physique? You can do that with body building exercise.



Body Building Exercise
by Patrick Austin

Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including,, and He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.

Are you interested in adding major muscle mass to your physique? You cna do that with body building exercise. This article has some basic, easy to do ones that will help you get pumped. You don’t have to go out and buy some bulky piece of machinery. All you need is a weight bench, some dumbbells, and weights.

 Here are some body building exercise routines:


The Bench Press

This is a basic and fundamental body building exercise.  And it is most people’s favorite.

Start off by using a flat bench press rack and a barbell.  Begin with your arms extended toward the ceiling supporting the weight directly above the center of your chest. Your hands should be in a comfortable position about shoulder width apart.

Lower the weight slowly toward your chest until it touches, then back up again in a slow controlled motion.

Be sure your butt stays on the bench and don't arch your back too much.  This could potentially lead to injury.  Also, don't bounce the weight off of your chest.  If you’d like, this exercise can be done with dumbbells as well.


Dumbbell Lateral Raise

This body building exercise should be either standing or sitting upright with a dumbbell in each hand.

Start with your arms straight down at your side. Keep your palms faced down throughout the entire exercise.

The finishing position should be with your arms straight out with the dumbbells at shoulder height. The motion should be slow and controlled.  Don't swing or use your legs.

Remember, the movement of this body building exercise can be varied to work the back deltoid as well.  Do this by leaning forward at about a forty-five degree angle and let your hands hang in front of you. 


Dumbbell Curls

This body building exercise should be seated or standing with a dumbbell in each hand.

Start off by holding the weight at your side and keep your palms facing toward the front of your body. 

Curl the weight up one side at a time keeping your elbows stationary.  

The direction that your palm faces will change the arc of the bicep that is being worked the most.



Abdominal Crunch

This body building exercise should be done on the floor with a bench in front of you.


Lay on your back with your legs resting on the bench in front of you. Curl your shoulders up toward your knees rounding your back just far enough to get your shoulders off of the floor. Remember to perform this motion slowly and be sure you feel your ab muscles working rather than your lower back.

You can vary this movement to get well rounded abdominal muscles by twisting as you contract your abs.  Try aiming one elbow toward the opposite knee.  Do each side to be most effective.

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