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5 Workouts to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Time

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5 Workouts to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Time
    written by
    Mohamed Raafat

    Big Rami’s staggering achievement has definitely inspired many to hit the gym. And honestly, if you’re not inspired, you should be; the man won the most prestigious bodybuilding title for two years in a row. But you don’t need to be training for Mr Olympia to hit the gym. Maybe you just want some more definition of your six-pack to show off on the beach. Unfortunately, a common thing you see in the gym is the new guy working out so hard without any noticeable progress. In today’s article, we’ll show you five workouts that’ll help you make the most out of your gym time.

    Barbell bent-over row

    Most people tend to overlook their back until it’s too late. Does your back hurt when walking or even sitting down? Are your shoulders rounded, and your back is forming a big hump? That’s because you don’t put enough sweat in your back workout. The barbell bent-over row is your go-to if you want to fix your back problems. Make sure to follow the video walkthrough or ask your gym coach for assistance.

    Dumbbell chest press

    This is the holy grail of all upper body workouts as you get to work three of your major muscle groups at once. Although the exercise focuses mainly on your chest, helping you get a better posture, it also works on your shoulders and your triceps so you can get the muscular, sexy arms you’ve always dreamed of. We prefer using dumbbells to a bar, this way, you get a more uniform distribution of effort over your muscles. Watch the video above for instructions on how to do the workout correctly.

    Barbell squats

    The simplest way to describe barbell squats is that it’s everything your legs will ever need. It works on the quads and hamstrings, but most importantly, it’s excellent for your glutes, a muscle group that, aside from looking good, helps with your posture and can reduce back problems. The workout is simple to do, just watch the walkthrough video a couple of times, and you’re good to go.

    Pull-ups

    You don’t need someone to tell you that this is the hardest workout in existence. You’ll find out for yourself when you try to do more than one rep in five minutes without any success! But if you manage to get past the initial barrier, this workout will help you immensely with almost anything; it’s a killer workout when it comes to your back and biceps. Of course, you can easily do this exercise wrong and waste your effort, but the video above should help you master this workout.

    Deadlifts

    There are more than 600 muscles in your body, and this workout helps you with 599 of them. It’ll even make your muscles denser. Another great aspect of this workout is that you lift the most weight possible, which gives you a fantastic feeling after finishing. The exercise is relatively simple but tricky at the same time. If you don’t do it properly, it can cause many problems, such as back pain and knee injuries, so make sure to follow the video walkthrough or ask your gym coach for assistance. That’s why it’s essential to watch the video a couple of times and ask your gym coach for guidance.

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