Muscle-Building Gym Equipment to Target Each Area of the Body

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The new year is here, and many men have set resolutions to tone up and build muscle.Whether you’re looking to strengthen your legs, increase your chest size, add definition to your stomach or simply bulk up all over, there is gym equipment to help you target each area.Here’s the equipment that will help you reach your goals.

LEGS

Leg press machine: There are two main types of leg press machines; the standard horizontal leg press and the 45-degree leg press. This primarily works your quadriceps or quads.

Leg extension machine: This is a resistance weight training exercise, also targeting the quad muscles.

Static bike/spin bike: These are not only great for building leg muscle — with the option to increase resistance as you increase in strength — but they also provide you with a great cardiovascular workout too.

Seated leg curl machine: This isolation exercise targets two primary muscle groups: the calf muscles and the hamstrings.

Calf raise machine: This is another resistance machine, this time working the calf muscles.

BACK/SHOULDERS

Lat pulldown machine: This exercise is done to strengthen the latissimus dorsi muscle, the broadest muscle in your back.

ARMS

Cable biceps bar: A good option for beginners, this is an isolation exercise using a cable machine that works the biceps muscle.

Cable triceps bar: This is like the cable biceps bar but focuses on your triceps instead.

Pull up bar: Pull-ups are an upper body exercise that works not only your back and biceps, but will also target core and shoulders muscles as well.

CHEST

Chest press machine: An upright version of the standard lying bench press machine. This builds the pectoral muscles as well as the biceps, deltoids, and lats.

Low-pulley cable: Low to Mid Chest Flies are one of the most effective exercises for shaping and toning the lower pectoris major.

Pec deck: An effective machine designed to increase strength and muscle mass in the chest, along with the chest’s supporting muscles.

 

CORE

Hanging leg raise: An isolation exercise working the abdominal muscles and hip flexors.

Bench press: An upper-body weight training exercise pressing a weight upwards while lying on a weight training bench. Working the pecs, deltoids, and triceps.

TOTAL BODY

Rowing machine: Offers a full body workout as well as being a great cardiovascular exercise too.

Free weights:There are a wide variety of exercises which can be performed using free weights which can target each individual part of the body.

Punch bag: Your cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and muscular strength will all benefit greatly from using a punch bag. No body part will be spared: boxing is demanding on your upper body, lower body, and core, and the fat sizzlingnature of the workout reveals lean muscle like no other.

 

A muscular physique takes hard work and dedication to achieve but there are lots of options when it comes to equipment, whether you’re visiting the gym or setting up your own home gym.

Whatever your fitness goals, repetition and dedication are the key. You won’t bulk up overnight, but if you familiarize yourself with this equipment, in timeyou can become masculine by design. Just don’t give up!