Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

9 Workouts That Will Help You Get Ripped In The Best Way!

People these days are more concerned about their fitness and are making more of an effort to get in better shape than ever before. They workout hard and sweat for hours in order to achieve those perfect washboard abs and perfectly toned legs. They certainly don't leave any stones unturned to achieve their ideal level of fitness. However, all these efforts might go in vain if something as simple as one’s posture isn't correct, as this can lead to some serious injuries and sprains. So, here are some tips that will help you master your postures and build some serious muscle in no time.

Squats

Whether you're trying to shed fat or build muscle, squats are the best way to go. No other exercise works better at stressing the quads, hams and glutes in one single movement. When you squat, your entire upper body is working to stabilize the weight. The muscles of the chest, shoulders, arms, back and abs all work together. It's the best exercise to develop strength, stability and endurance while working the cardiovascular system as well.

Squats

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Deadlift

Well, there's one exercise that is undoubtedly above the rest and it's called deadlift. It's one of the best compound exercises you can do to increase strength and muscle mass. It works virtually every muscle, with emphasis on the quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus and most muscles of the back and the forearms.

Deadlift

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Bench Press

Bench Pressing is one of the best upper body exercises you can do because when performed properly, it trains not just the pectorals, but the shoulders, triceps, and even the legs. When bench pressing, lowering the bar quickly and without pause, then exploding the bar upward results in greater power gains than a slow descent followed by a pause and an explosive climb.

Bench Press

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Chin-up

The chin-up, along with its variations should be considered the “upper body squat”. If performed with a neutral or supinated grip, it is the foundational mass-building exercise for biceps and all the supportive upper back muscles.

Chin-up

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Shoulder Press

Are you looking to build strong shoulders, chest, and arms, while working the rest of your body as well? Well then look no further! Shoulder presses help improve deficiencies in your overall upper body strength, translating to improved numbers on the bench presses, chin-ups and more. When you are performing the shoulder press, you are using a lot more than three muscles to execute the lift.

Shoulder Press

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