Exercises By Muscle Group
By Paige Waehner, About.com Guide
The lower body includes the largest muscle in the body: The Gluteus Maximus. Working the glutes, along with the quads, hamstrings, calves and hips can help shape your body and keep you strong for daily activities. Get details for a variety of lower body exercises along with instructions and pictures.
Your chest muscles include some of the biggest muscles in the upper body and strengthening these muscles can help you with daily movements of the arms and shoulders. Learn all about your chest and find step by step instructions and pictures for a variety of chest exercises including pushups, flies and chest presses.
Your back muscles, which include the latissimus dorsi, erector spinae and rhomboids are responsible for stabilizing the body as well as movements such as bending, rotating and extending the core. Keeping these muscles strong is crucial for a strong, healthy body. Learn all about your back and find step by step instructions and pictures for a variety of back exercises including rows, pullovers and extensions.
- Anatomy - Back
- Sample Back Exercises
- Step by Step - Pullovers, Rows and More
- Step by Step - Extensions, Reverse Flies and More
Your shoulder muscles, which include the anterior, lateral and posterior deltoid are responsible for a variety of arm movements and also work as stabilizers for chest exercises like pushups, bench presses flies. Keeping these muscles strong is crucial for a strong, healthy body. Learn all about your shoulders and find step by step instructions and pictures for a variety of shoulder exercises including overhead presses, lateral raises and rotations.
- Anatomy - Shoulders
- Sample Shoulder Exercises
- Step by Step - Presses, Lateral Raises and More
- Step by Step - Upright Rows, Rear Delt Raises and More
- Seated Stretch for the Back, Neck and Shoulders
Biceps and Triceps
The biceps and triceps are involved in almost every exercise and activity we do each day. Strengthening the smaller muscles of the arms will add to your overall strength in more strenuous activities. Learn all about your biceps and triceps and find step by step instructions and pictures for a variety of exercises including curls, triceps extensions and dips.
Your abdominals, which include the rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques and transverse abdominis are crucial for a variety of trunk movements like flexion, rotation and compression. Learn all about your abs and find step by step instructions and pictures for a variety of ab exercises.
- Anatomy - Abs
- Sample Ab Exercises
- Step By Step - Basic Ab Exercises
- Step by Step - Advanced Ab Exercises