Bodybuilders and Their Workouts
Bodybuilding requires consistency and discipline in order to succeed. Bodybuilders tend to put themselves and their bodies through a whole lot before they are able to get the figure they want to showcase on the stage. As bodybuilding encompasses the entire body, their training has to cover everything from head to toe (or rather shoulders to calves). Every muscle group of the body has to be targeted and worked on to achieve the ideal definition.
Aside from putting in countless hours in the gym, bodybuilders also do a variety of bodyweight exercises to get better definitions for their muscles. Here are some examples of the more common ones. You do not need to be a bodybuilder to incorporate any of these into your training. They are suitable exercises for anyone.
Wide Grip Pull-Ups
This bodyweight exercise helps bodybuilders to create back width and thickness. This allows them to have a wider back. A wide grip is one where the hands are spaced out at a distance larger than the shoulder’s width. Bodybuilders tend to modify the grip at times to focus on different back muscles.
Close Grip Chin-Ups
Chin-ups are performed with the palms of your hands facing you. The focus is on building mass on the biceps. You can modify the grip and try out other variations to target the muscles from different angles.
Bodybuilders take advantage of this exercise as it is capable of working on both the chest and triceps. If you wish to target the chest, lean forward about 30 degrees and have your elbows out slightly. You can work on your triceps by keeping your torso straight and tucking your elbows in.
This is one of the most underrated bodyweight exercises out there. It trains balance and provides the best muscle stimulation to the lower body. It is also a versatile exercise that allows you to train the quadriceps as well as the glutes/hamstring.
P.S. Did you know that bodybuilders also seek assistance from a professional personal trainer to get them on the top of their game?