Top Ten Exercises for Men

To get the most from your exercise, and especially to remain mentally engaged, it can help to keep a certain level of variation in your workout. The problem with men’s exercise is that there are so many options, and it can be hard to know what the best ones are to keep in your core repertoire. When it comes down to it, it’s actually not too difficult to narrow down the 10 best exercises for men’s health today. We’re going to look at each one, to help you decide which ones are best for you.

Dumbbell Incline Curls for Biceps: Try this from an incline bench to allow more freedom of movement. 10 repetitions at a time will be enough to tone and build new muscle.

Bench Presses for Chest: Bench presses aren’t just a great way to build chest and upper body strength, they’re also fun for most who do them, especially when there’s a competitive element with your work out group.

Push Ups for Core Strength and Chest: Push ups are one of the best and most intense exercises that should always feature somewhere in your repertoire. Widen or narrow your hand position to work on chest or triceps respectively. Keep a straight back, and keep all movements smooth and controlled.

Butterfly Machine Fly: This is a great machine for beginners and seasoned fitness buffs alike. The butterfly machine works a range of muscles in your chest, especially the pectoralis major. The resistance of the machine can be scaled for strength, so ask an assistant or instructor if you’re not sure where to begin.

Dumbbell Bench Press for Chest: Similar to the standard barbell bench press, using dumbbells helps to evenly distribute weight for beginners, and does a little more for the triceps along with the chest.

Leg Curls for Legs: One mistake many men make is to ignore their lower half. Working all areas of your body will improve variation, and ultimately help you to look and feel better. The leg curl machine is essential for leg workouts, works for beginners as well as advanced users, and can be scaled for strength.

Calf Raises for Calves: Doing calf raises with dumbbells at your side can quickly build calf strength and mass. Try this with your heels over a step edge, slowly raising yourself on to your toes and back down. Parts of your core are worked at the same time as you maintain balance.

Cycling for Aerobic and Core Strength: When you’re not working on muscle through resistance exercises, aerobic activities can help to improve fitness and stamina, while burning calories and strengthening your heart. Cycling is a minimal impact exercise that you can do in the gym, or take to the outdoors to mix recreation with your workout.

Running/Walking: Some of the most basic exercise you can do. Those with smaller and lighter frames can run for excellent aerobic results, whereas heavier set men should try walking to avoid damage to ankles and knees.

Rowing Machine for Fat Burning and Core Strength: The rowing machine allows for a fantastic all body workout. If your gym has one, it’s a fun way to get in some aerobic and resistance exercise in a single set.

Your workouts don’t have to be boring, and you should make them as varied as possible to maintain your motivation. Try incorporating any of our top 10 in to your regular routine, and don’t forget to always find a balance between upper body, legs, and aerobic workouts.

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