The rowing exercise is a leg workout that utilizes a common piece of gym equipment—the rowing machine—and is pretty similar to the power clean exercise. This exercise provides several benefits for the heart because it is easy to achieve your target heart rate, which assists in healthy blood circulation.
This exercise targets the leg muscles, upper back muscles, quadriceps, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Muscles used during the row exercise will become toned and stretched as a result of the series of powerful leg pushes you are executing.
Rope climbing has a history as an ancient exercise and is also one of the routine exercises done in military training. It is a full body exercise that increases upper body strength while improving agility and coordination through grip and leg movements.
Rope climbing targets the biceps as well as muscles in the forearms, shoulders, abdomen and back. The most engaged muscles in this exercise are the biceps.
The ring dip exercise is recommended for working out your chest, shoulders and triceps simultaneously. Gymnasts usually execute it because it is an Olympic event for the sport. To complete the exercise, you’ll need rings that hang from the ceiling or on something very stable.
The main muscles that the ring dip targets are the pectorals major, or the muscles at the chest area, the shoulder muscles and the triceps.
A pushup is a basic exercise that defines the torso, shoulders, triceps and abdomen. The exercise does not require any equipment—all you need is yourself and your determination.
Pushups target the anterior deltoids (the muscles found in the shoulders), pectorals (muscles located in the chest) and triceps (muscles found in the back). During a pushup, these muscles work together to carry your body up and down using only your arms.
The pull-up is an upper body pulling exercise done using a bar, or pull-up bar. Using your own body weight as resistance, the exercise works both the back and biceps.
The muscles that the pull-up exercise targets are the latissimus dorsi (the muscles in the back), the brachialis and brachioradialis (the muscles along the elbow that helps move the forearm), the biceps, the triceps, and the shoulder blades.
The clean exercise refers to weight lifting without the overhead push or heavy weights often associated with the latter. Instead, lifting starts with lightweight until your body is able to adapt to the required heavy weight.
Your back muscles, gluteal muscles, hamstrings, calves and shoulder blades are the muscles most affected by this exercise. This workout enhances muscular density, and muscular resistance.
The muscle-up exercise is a combination of a pull-up and a dip. The pull-up portion is when you pull yourself up on the bar with a strong, firm grip, and the dip is when you pull your body upward with shoulders at your sides.
The muscle-up targets the muscles in the chest, shoulders and back, as well as the triceps, biceps and abdominal muscles. During this joint movement of a pull-up and a dip, all muscles are working together to complete the movements.
The traditional lunge exercise strengthens all major muscles in the body while building core strength. Athletes often so lunges to maintain bodily balance and to increase muscular endurance, but it is not a rare exercise by any means. Short lunges are usually recommended to emphasize the quadriceps and for those who want to take it easy until their body is ready for the demand of a longer lunge. Long lunges emphasize the buttocks, especially the gluteal muscles.
The lunge exercise mainly targets your abdominal muscles, gluteus maximus, quadriceps, calves and hamstrings. This exercise helps to increase flexibility in your hips, to improve balance and to develop better coordination and rhythm in the targeted muscles.