10 Exercises Every Man Should Do
What’s up everyone in today’s video I want to go over 10 exercises that every man should be doing. There’s a certain look that we can define as more of an attribute of a masculine looking body just like there are certain looks and traits that we can define for a feminine looking body. With women, one of the most attractive shapes to men is the Hourglass shape. And that’s According to a study conducted by Dr. Dixon from Victoria University, he said that men rated images with an hourglass shape and a small waist as most attractive. The other way around with women rating men it appears a strong muscular upper body in the shape of a v seems to be more attractive. This is according to a new study from Griffith University in Queensland.
Now before I get into these exercises that will help you build a more attractive body as a man I’d like to issue a disclaimer because this is not one of those channels where I’m going to tell you that by getting a six pack you’re going to have girls flocking all over you that’s just not how it works. Please understand that to be an attractive man you can’t just rely on how you look. But we all know that first impressions can definitely help
so let’s start with the very first exercise that you should be doing and that’s the lat pulldown. Why am I big fan of the lat pulldown well because part of getting that V shape is to have a wider upper body then your waist. A huge portion of your width stems from your back. The lat pulldown is an excellent exercise to work your lats your back the back of your shoulders and your biceps. Make sure when you’re doing the lat pulldown for width you go wider with your grip on the bar. Also make sure that when you come down you flare your elbows out that’ll put more pressure on the lats and move you towards that v-shape appearance.
The next exercise you want to make sure you’re doing as a guy are squats. Part of having an aesthetic looking figure is maintaining proper proportions. If you have a huge upper body even if it’s in the shape of a v but your lower body makes you look like you’re about to topple over it’s not going to look very good at all. On top of that squats are going to work your whole body especially your core in a way that most exercises can’t. It helps you train your transverse abdominis which is the Deep layer abdominal muscle fiber that helps pull your stomach in and gives you that flat stomach look. It’s also no secret that girls just like guys prefer fuller butts rather than flatter butts. So when you do your squats make sure you go nice and low and you sit back in order to really incorporate your glutes and thighs into the movement.
The next exercise you want to make sure you’re doing for building an ideal male physique is some form of bench pressing dumbbell pressing or pushing movement. The reason why I say bench pressing or pushing movement is because it’s very hard to work your chest muscles effectively any other way. The chest is a lagging muscle group for many guys and unfortunately most functional exercises fail to incorporate horizontal abduction. Which is when you bring your hands together from far away like a chest fly. Horizontal abduction is required to build up your chest and once again you want to maintain portions you don’t want to have huge arms and a tiny chest. Make sure at least once a week you’re dedicating sometime to getting some pressing movements into your routine.
The good news is that while you’re doing the presses you’ll not only be working your chest but you also be working your shoulders and your triceps as well. Shoulders especially the middle head of your shoulder is another muscle that’s important for giving you that wider upper body appearance. That’s why you want to make sure that you incorporate the fourth exercise which is overhead presses whether it be military presses or dumbbell presses they’re going to help grow your shoulders giving you that wider V tapered appearance. A lot of people do make mistakes of not going low enough when they do a military shoulder press that I want to make sure you guys watching this video don’t make so you can have the maximum results for your shoulders. When you come down for a military press or a dumbbell press you don’t want to stop at eye level or your level you want to come down under your chin. If you’re only going to eye level or ear level you’re working a lot more triceps rather than the shoulders that you’re intending to work. Next up are Pull-Ups and if you can do pull-ups without assistance it can be a far more effective exercise than even the lat pulldown for widening out.
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