5 Ways to Have a Great Body Without the Bulk

January 22, 2016
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To many men, seeing their muscles grow big is a source of satisfaction. They believe that the bigger the body, the more attractive they become. Some other men prefer staying slim and not gaining a lot of wait. This doesn’t mean that they want to remain skinny; they simply want to still develop their muscles without looking like a wrestler.

They want to stay lean and wiry for varying reasons. Maybe they feel they could move easier and faster, and that they don’t tire as easily when their arms and legs are not too big. Maybe their skinny jeans look better if they have a slender physique. Or maybe, they simply don’t find bulky muscles attractive.

If you’re like these men who want to attain a physique that looks strong but still slim, then you’re in luck. With the modern sports clubs that you could find, like World Gym and New York Sport Club, your training will not be limited to running on the treadmill and lifting weights. These clubs have many different programs and equipment that will suit your needs. You could choose to train on your own or join small groups who have the same goal as you.

With the variety of programs that the gyms offer, you could select which of them could motivate you achieve your goals. They’re not your traditional, boring exercises as well. There are many routines that are dance-like, and come with great music as well. By joining one of these gyms, you will find out how far you can push yourself to get that body you’ve always wanted.

What are the fitness programs that you could join in?

Cycling

This exercise is one of the best cardio workouts out there. This will be perfect if you want to lose weight because you will seriously sweat in just an hour doing this exercise. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, since your trainer will be there to motivate your group as you cycle to the tune of fun music.

Indoor cycling will keep your blood pumping. It will improve the health of your heart, it will help you shed your fats, and it will boost your muscle endurance. For best results, you could attend three to five classes a week.

Vinsaya Yoga

Have you seen any yogi lately? If yes, then you would have noticed how toned their bodies are. Flat stomachs and beautifully developed arms and legs.

With yoga, you will rely on your own weight to strengthen your body. You will not need to use any gym equipment. And as yoga strengthens your body, you are also stretching your muscles. With this kind of workout, your appearance will become leaner than before.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells are weights that are shaped like cannon balls. Aside from the benefits you will get from dumbbell training, when you use kettlebells, you will be able to exercise your core because of its effects when your grip is challenged by the handles, as well as the relation of the weight to the position of the handle.

The versatility of the kettlebell is ideal for hard-hitting exercises that will develop your major muscles, build your power, burn body fat, and provide a variety of moves that have the same effect as flyes and presses.

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a great way to blast fat and sculpt your muscles. This contact sport will target your shoulders, arms, thighs, abs, and butt every time you workout. Aside from being a great stress reliever, kickboxing will sure to burn you at least 500 calories per hour.

This workout will definitely not be boring; plus, you will learn some self defense moves. You will learn different kinds of punches, such as jab, cross, hook, and uppercut. You’ll be able to do a front kick, roundhouse kick, and side kick. By learning this form of martial art, you will also develop quick reflexes that would be useful even outside the gym.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is another contact-sport-slash-work-out that is great in building explosive strength. This martial art allows a smaller and weaker person to protect herself or himself from a stronger and larger opponent.

Through Jiu-Jitsu, you will learn how to control your movements. You will also develop explosive strength during training, which will give you the ability to use a big amount of force in just a short period of time. You will be able to manipulate your opponent even if you’re the smaller, leaner competitor.

Jiu-Jitsu techniques combined with other exercises are sure to make your body strong and graceful. The exercises you could combine with -Jiu-Jitsu are: burpee pull ups, windshield wipers, seated cable rows, one-legged cable kickback, hip abductor, weighted sit ups, lying cable pull downs, barbell side blends, leg press, leg curl machine, plyo push ups, Olympic bar torso rotations, glute bridges, and dips.  

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