10 Full Body Gym Exercises for the Beginner

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9/1/2010 12:13 PM   :  30 comments   :  84,467 Views



Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.

If you feel you do not have time to incorporate all the various exercises into your busy schedule, according to the American Council on Exercise, "significant fitness and strength gains can be made in just two strength training sessions per week when you target all muscle groups."

Below are ten strength training exercises to do at the gym.

Please be sure to do a nice warm-up and cool-down before and after doing these exercises.

Note that if you have a history of joint problems or health issues you will want to get medical clearance before performing any of these activities.


Chest

Seated Machine Bench Press

Back

Alternating Seated Cable Row

Shoulder

Shoulder Press

Bicep

Arm Curl Machine

Tricep

Seated Tricep Extension

Quadriceps, Hamstrings and Glutes

Leg Press Machine

Hamstring

Lying Leg Curls

Glutes

High-cable leg reverse extension

Calf

Seated Calf Raises

Abs

Abdominal Crunch Machine

Do you find these fitness workouts helpful? What workouts would you like to see?


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