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10 Strength Training Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

Strength training is a great way to build lean muscle mass, increase bone density, and improve overall strength and function. Here are ten strength training exercises that target different muscle groups for a full-body workout.

  1. Squats - Squats target the lower body, including the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and lower your body as if sitting into a chair. Keep your knees over your toes and chest lifted.

  2. Lunges - Lunges also target the lower body, specifically the quads and glutes. Step forward with one foot and lower your body until your front thigh is parallel to the ground. Alternate legs.

  3. Push-ups - Push-ups target the chest, shoulders, and triceps. Start in a plank position with hands shoulder-width apart. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the ground and push back up.

  4. Pull-ups - Pull-ups target the back, specifically the lats. Grab a pull-up bar with palms facing away and pull your body up until your chin is above the bar.

  5. Deadlifts - Deadlifts target the hamstrings, glutes, and lower back. Stand with feet hip-width apart and bend at the hips to lower the weight to the ground. Lift back up with a straight back.

  6. Bench press - Bench press targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps. Lie on a bench with feet flat on the ground and press the weight up and down with control.

  7. Bicep curls - Bicep curls target the biceps. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and curl the weight up towards your chest, keeping elbows close to your sides.

  8. Tricep dips - Tricep dips target the triceps. Sit on the edge of a bench or chair with hands behind you, fingers pointing forward. Lift your body up and down, bending and straightening your elbows.

  9. Shoulder press - Shoulder press targets the shoulders. Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and press the weight up and down over your head.

  10. Plank - Plank targets the core. Start in a push-up position and hold your body straight and rigid for as long as possible.

Remember to use proper form and start with light weights, gradually increasing as your strength improves. Always consult with a fitness professional or your doctor before starting any new exercise routine.


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