Building muscle increases your metabolism along with many other great benefits. In order to build muscle you need to use more resistance than your muscles are used to. While this can be achieved through body weight exercises, if you have access to barbells, dumbbells, and other weight training equipment you can significantly increase the resistance and therefore the muscle building results. Check out these great videos for both follow along weight training workouts, as well as tips and technique videos that will help you advance your fitness training.CrossFit Workout
1. CrossFit Workout - Rich Froning
I've never competed as a bodybuilder, but I trained like a bodybuilder for many years. I started doing CrossFit as a supplement to my regular training. Then, I fell in love with it and I haven't looked back! You don't have to be a CrossFit competitor to do CrossFit-style workouts. If you're a bodybuilder, physique athlete, or even someone new to fitness, you can use a CrossFit workout as your cardio day, or you can add the movements to your normal routine for a new challenge.If you want to add a CrossFit workout to your program, try this one. It's a quick, fast burner that will improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, work capacity, and more. This workout will also help your grip and coordination. You might even learn some new movements!his workout is designed for anyone. It's a CrossFit-inspired metabolic-conditioning circuit. There's a push, a pull, and a cardio element. As soon as your push gets uncomfortable, move to the pull. When the pull becomes an issue, move to the jump rope. Jumping rope will make you tired and challenge your forearms just enough to make the other two movements a bit harder.The workout isn't fancy: You don't need much equipment, and you can do it in less than 10 minutes.This workout is done for time. Complete all the work as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are no programmed rest periods; the only breaks you get are during transitions from movement to movement.You'll begin with shoulder to overhead (STO). After you complete 15 reps, you'll go directly to pull-ups (PU) and do 15 reps. After you're done with pull-ups, you'll do 30 double-unders (DU).When you're done with the DUs, return to STO and do 12 reps. Then you'll do 12 reps of PUs and another 30 reps of DUs. You'll keep repeating that pattern. The STO and PUs will go down by three reps each set, while the double-unders remain constant at 30 reps.Shoulder to OverheadThe point of this movement is to get the barbell from your shoulders to over your head. Your arms must be completely locked out and the bar must end up over the center of your body. There are three ways to do STO, which I'll go over below.Pull-UpA pull-up rep counts when your chin is above the bar. There are multiple ways to do pull-ups for a CrossFit workout.Double-UnderA lot of people are going to hate these. Yes, they're difficult. The rope goes under you twice in a single jump. The trick is to keep your hands slightly in front of you and close together. The wider your hands are and the farther they are away from your body, the shorter the rope is. That's when you start smacking yourself in the shins. It might take some work to get the timing right.
Branch Warren hasn't just put his stamp on the world of bodybuilding; he Fed-Ex-ed many of his competitors into oblivion. In 2011, he won the Arnold and the British Grand Prix. In 2010, he placed second at the Arnold and 3rd in the Mr. Olympia. In other words, his resume is growing as fast as his lat spread, which is wide enough to blot the sun. We joined Branch for a workout as he prepared to defend his Arnold Classic title. He decided to train shoulders, using weights most men don't touch for chest. His workouts aren't for the weak-hearted - don't be surprised if he reaches through the screen and uses you for a biceps curl. Watch Branch Warren trash it out in the gym.
3. Top 7 Muscle Gaining Exercises
Hi, its Mike Chang here and I want to go into detail for you about the 7 BEST muscle building exercises.It's important that you know how to do all of these exercises because they pack muscle onto your body faster than anything else you could do in the gym. And in this video I'm going to show you exactly what the best muscle gaining exercises are, and how to do each one with expert-level form.The seven best muscle building exercises are:1.Bench press2.Bent over rows 3.Dead-lift4.Military press5.Straight bar curls / Triceps extension6.Shrugs7.SquatsHope you had a great work, and remember to always stick with proper form and do the full range of motion on each exercise.
4. Terry Crews - Cobra Back Workout
Get Lethal Lats With Terry Crews' Cobra Back Workout"You got the cobra back, you're about to bite somebody with it!" You can see Terry Crews flash his physique in the "Expendables," "Everybody Hates Chris," or his brand-new show, "Are We There Yet?" He's flexed his musculature from the trenches of the NFL to Hollywood red carpets to Old Spice commercials while machine-gun poppin' his pecs. Those may be his flashiest muscles, but to Crews, the back musculature is just as important as those beach muscles up front. "Everybody focuses on all the push movements, but to really get your back together, you have to focus just as hard on the pull movements." You have to work your back from top to bottom to get the full effect. Will it be easy? Heck, no. But the man himself says, "If you want that cobra, you gotta pay for the cobra."
5. Beginner's Home Muscle Building Workout
What's up guys,It's Mike Chang and today we're going to be doing an at home muscle building workout for beginners. This workout is not only going to build muscle, it is also going to be a cardio workout. This workout will help you get shredded with six pack abs.Let's do this!Workout breakdown:***No Rest Until You Absolutely Need It 4 Rounds of Each Exercise and 30 Seconds Per Exercise. Push upsBent Over RowsUpright RowsSquat & PressCurlsClose Grip Push UpsMountain ClimbersToe TouchesRemember do 30 seconds of each exercise and then move on to the next one. Rotate in order until you complete 4 rounds.
6. 15 Minute Beginner Weight Training
Everyone has to start somewhere and this 15 minute beginner weight training routine is perfect if you're just getting started! Let Coach Kozak motivate and inspire you through this easy exercise beginner workout routine.
7. 30-Minute Strength Training for Women
I don't always lift heavy weights, but when I do, this is one of my favorite routines! This workout uses simple exercises to focus on form and control while lifting heavier weights. Rep count range is between 10-15 reps per movement; the circuit is designed to work your body to fatigue within each set.As always, focus on great form when using weights, but especially when using heavier loads. Listen to your body during the workout and use a weight range that is appropropriate to your own personal strength and skill level. Level: All (increase weight to add difficulty)Equipment: Mat, 2 sets of dumbbells (1 heaviest set for legs, chest, back, one lighter for arms, shoulders, core)Intensity: Moderate to High (will vary with amount of weight used), Low ImpactThis simple, strength-building workout uses basic exercises to focus building lean muscle in target areas like the legs, chest, back, arms, shoulders and core.with exercises like:Dynamic Warm UpSplit Stance Bent Over RowSingle Arm Bent Over RowOverhead Shoulder PressSquatsChest PressTriceps KickbacksPlank RowRenegade RowHip StretchQuadriceps StretchSpine Extension
8. Power Lifting with Mike O'Hearn
This month Rob is put through a brutal explosive powerlifting workout at the iconic Gold's Gym in Venice Beach California by none other than Mike O'Hearn.Mike O'Hearn is an American bodybuilder, actor, powerlifter and fitness model who has won Mr Natural Universe four timesGreat detailed instruction on core powerlifting exercises - Squats, Deadlift, Bench
9. Total Body Weight Loss Workout Level 1
Total Body Weight Loss Workout Level 1 (Calisthenics) from BeFit in 30 Extreme is an explosive, total body-conditioning workout that combines metabolism-boosting cardio moves with full body-toning moves to mobilize fat, incinerate calories and sculpt lean muscle throughout the entire body. Challenge yourself and get ready to sweat with Expert Trainer & and Actor, Scott Herman as he takes you through 3 intense circuits of 3 calisthenic exercises each that are to be performed in succession with only 30 second rest periods between. Learn how to burn fat, increase flexibility, and engage the core as you tone the abs, arms, legs, glutes, shoulders, chest, obliques, and back in this effective, 20 minute workout from the all new "BeFit in 30 Extreme" Program, only on BeFit! Enhance your endurance as you challenge all of the major muscle groups of the body with moves such as jumping jacks, butt kicks, lateral hops, lunges, bicycles, floor wipers, mountain climbers, burpees, skaters, high knees, toe jumps, heismans, hot feet w/ lunges, and squat-squat-hops that are sure to get you real results fast! You will only need a towel, a bottle of water, and the determination to transform your body to complete this workout that includes exercise modifications to tailor it to any skill level. You may also adjust rest periods and number of reps to vary the difficulty level. Kick-start your heart rate with a fiery warm-up, before diving into 3 ultimate fat-burning circuits followed by an ab burnout routine, and finishing up with a stretching cool-down series to prevent injury and maximize results. Look and feel your best as you build strength and burn fat with the pros right from your own living room. See below for a full list of exercises, reps, and time codes.
10. Leg, Thigh and Butt Workout
Leg, Thigh and Butt Workout Level 1 is an intense, total-body workout that focuses on 3 major muscle groups of the body in order to burn fat and firm and tighten the Butt, Legs, and Back. Get ready to sweat as you condition the muscles and build strength with this explosive, 20 minute workout. Learn how to target the glutes, quads, abs, and shoulders as sculpt lean muscle and burn maximum calories. Tone the calves, hips, and thighs as you slim the waistline, strengthen the core, and carve a defined, v-shaped back with Expert Trainer, Scott Herman. You will need a mid to light set of dumbbells, a towel, and a bottle of water to complete this rapid-fire, highly-effective routine. You will complete a short cardio warm-up series to boost the metabolism before going into moves like shoulder presses, dead lifts, bent over rows, lunges, squats, swimmers, Russian twists, rear fly's, and lateral hops, and finally finishing out your workout with a soothing cool-down stretching series to maximize results and prevent injury. Look and feel your best as you fight through the burn and work out with the pros right from your own living room. Transform yourself with this effective, free, new system and create a stronger, leaner, and healthier new you.