MOTIVATING MAX EXERCISE INVENTORY

MOTIVATING MAX EXERCISE INVENTORY

Browse the subpages to find out more about the exercises we discuss on the site. In each case we have chosen what we feel is the clearest and best explanation of the movement in question.

There is one thing to bear in mind as you look at the images and videos: The male and female demonstrators are often fitness models and bodybuilders, this helps them sell their services to clients. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that if you do the exercise the model is demonstrating then you will develop huge (and sometimes unsightly) muscles- that’s like thinking if you put on big trousers then you will grow big legs!

In many cases bodybuilders are taking exercise science to its natural extreme – it’s not the simple movements they choose that creates those results but their high training intensity, nutritional programmes, and dedicated lifestyles. The fact that fitness models and leading trainers are often highly muscled serves as a way for them to demonstrate that they have maximised their genetic potential, and that therefore they might be able to help you in the same way.

We could take the same exercises they use and perform them in a different way (less weight, lower intensity, higher recovery period, more repetitions etc.) and achieve entirely different results. So be assured that simply by learning these techniques you will not start to resemble the muscular trainers at livestrong.com (unless you want to!). Trust us, these guys know what they’re talking about and if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly.

Rather than spend weeks on end producing our own video content for these exercises and duplicating material that’s already been duplicated time and time again, we choose to devote our resources to providing you with the latest fitness and health guidance.

Select a bodyzone from the list below:

Core conditioning (lower back / abdominal)

  • Bicycle crunches
  • Reverse crunches
  • Plank

Compound / Multi-Joint / All-Body exercise

  • Squats combined with shoulder press
  • Kettlebell work circuits
  • Farmer’s walk
  • Weighted step-ups
  • Medicine ball throwing

Leg Exercises

  • Alternating lunges
  • Lunges
  • Squats (barbell)

Shoulder Exercises

  • Reverse flyes (rear shoulders)
  • Shoulder press (dumbbells)

Chest Exercises

  • Chest press (dumbbell)

Upper Back and Traps Exercises

  • Lateral raises (shoulders)
  • Pull-ups

Triceps Exercises

  • Tricep dips with feet grounded

Biceps Exercises

  • Biceps curl (dumbbells)