Exercises is one of the most vital components of keeping healthy and maintaining a good shape. Sure, you might not want to look like a bodybuilder, but if you want to look your best, then there’s no way around it.
However, it can be tricky working out, exactly what you need to do. Both training and diet are a confusing realm to not only newbies but those quite familiar with health and fitness.
- What’s should I eat?
- What’s the best exercise?
- Is a gym necessary?
How much are these exercises going to cost me?
These are some of the most popular questions that arise as people try to change their body composition and performance. Thankfully, all of the movement-related questions will be answered in the infographic below.
For instance, no, you don’t need a gym to get in some good exercise, but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment. Going to a gym isn’t for everyone. Some people find it intimidating, scary, and confusing, but with the right advice and positive outlook, a gym is a place you might end up looking forward to visiting (yes, really!).
See, there are loads of different barriers to exercise, but they all have quite straight-forward answers. One of the biggest is motivation. Many of us just can’t find that fire inside us to exercise as the couch is so much more appealing. Sitting down requires zero effort and zero sweat. Yet, you can’t move forward if you’re always sat down.
Motivation obviously isn’t something that you’re going to just wake up one day with. It takes time, patience, and dedication to working out the solutions to your problems. For instance, at the start, a lack of motivation can come from simply not knowing what to do.
This can then arise again throughout your training career as you hit barriers and road blocks.
For those exact reasons, I created this infographic which details 55 of the best exercises available to us. No longer will there be a barrier you can’t cross or a question you don’t have the answer to.
Another reason behind dips in motivation comes from a lack of diversity. Fitness isn’t the most exciting thing, hence why we’d much rather sit on couch and rattle through box sets of our favorite TV show. To keep things exciting, you need to shake-up your training every now and again.
Now, the whole idea of “keeping your muscles guessing” has been debunked. Sure, your muscles need a new stimulus, but constantly shaking up your training leads to a lack of focus. In order to get better at a certain movement, you need to keep practicing it. If you wanted to get better at throwing basketballs, you wouldn’t also throw golf balls and footballs, would you? You’d practice and practice with basketballs to hone in on that skill. The same ideas can be applied to training as at the end of the day, strength is a skill, and everyone needs to build strength in order to progress.
Yet, this doesn’t mean that you can’t change your exercises over time. Using this infographic, pick 4-8 exercises that you really want to excel at. One or two for the chest, shoulders, back, and legs. You should then make these the basis of your training. From here, next, choose accessory movements to help with those main movements. While your main movement should stay constant over some months, you can change your accessories every few weeks. This helps you to still keep on track with your main lifts while also keeping your training fresh, exciting, and engaging.
The one thing this infographic can’t give you is consistency, and that’s where a large amount of your progress will come from. Without consistency, you’re not going to be able to practice as frequently as necessary to make substantial progress with your body. So, once you’ve picked all of the exercises you need, you should then work out a correct schedule through which you can train. Work out the days and the hours that you can afford to go to the gym, and block it out so that you have no excuse not to go. You can use this infographic to help build your entire routine, but, unfortunately, you can’t use it to put on your trainers and get out of the house. That all comes from you.
So, without further a do, here are the best 55 exercises for training your entire body.