Saturday, February 12, 2011

The three best exercises to build and preserve muscle

As we have seen, the best way to preserve your hard-earned muscle while losing fat is to lift weights. But which exercises should you do?

Fortunately, this question has been answered ages ago by powerlifters: you should do squats for your legs, deadlifts for your back, and bench presses for your chest.

Doing each one of those once per week (thus training three times weekly in total), you will be able to preserve - and even build - your muscle mass, even if you do nothing else. This goes for you too, ladies.

So what are you waiting for? Start building some strength on these movements.

Below there is a video of myself displaying correct form for these bread-and-butter exercises. I am not using a belt in the video, but you should.

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