Lifting Workouts for Men

Weightlifting is done to gain huge and well-toned muscles and is very popular among men. Here are some useful workouts for the same.
FitnessVigil Staff
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018
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Weightlifting is a rage nowadays, and why not? It is in fact the best and most reliable way to gain muscle mass and also to shape up your muscles. Men have always been fond of and fascinated by weightlifting.
In the conquest of quick muscle gain, many men make a mistake of beginning weightlifting without proper guidance or properly planned workouts. In such cases, they do nothing but waste a lot of time and sometimes also injure themselves!
Remember that weightlifting is effective and useful only when you have a properly planned workout that targets the development of each and every muscle group under a qualified physical trainer. The workouts given here for men target each and every muscle group and stimulate optimal muscle building in men.
Weightlifting Workouts #1
This workout is an everyday routine and should be started with a warm-up session, including running/jogging and stretching exercises. For all the exercises, 3-4 sets with 8 - 10 repetitions are enough. At the end of the workout, one can perform abdominal exercises and wrist curls.
Day 1: Chest Workout
Bench press
Some of the best chest exercises are:
  • Bench press
  • Dumbbell bench press
  • Peck deck flies
  • Incline bench or dumbbell press
Day 2: Shoulder Workout
The following exercises can be included in the workout for shoulders:
  • Shoulder press
  • Seated dumbbell press
  • Side lateral raises
  • Front lateral raises
Day 3: Bicep Workout
Handsome man doing biceps lifting with dumbbell on bench in a gym
To have larger and well-toned biceps, you can perform the following exercises:
  • Bicep curls
  • Dumbbell curls
  • Hammer curls
  • Preacher curls
  • Bicep concentration curls
Day 4: Triceps Workout
dumbbell
Triceps shape up your arms, therefore you can include the following exercises in your workout:
  • Triceps Press
  • Lying Barbell Extensions
  • Triceps dumbbell extensions
  • Triceps dumbbell kick backs.
Day 5: Leg Workout
sit ups
Leg muscle development should not be forgotten in the course of developing arms and other muscles. The following exercises are useful for shaping and strengthening leg muscles:
  • Hack squats
  • Calf raises
  • Sit ups
Day 6: Back Workout
Deadlift
Following exercises are effective for back strengthening and development:
  • Pull ups
  • Deadlifts
  • 1 Arm dumbbell row
  • Seated pulley rows
Weightlifting Workouts #2
This three day plan intends to target two muscle groups on a single day. Each workout should start with a good warm-up session and stretching exercises. 2-3 sets with 10-12 repetitions are enough when you target two muscle groups on a single day.
Monday
Young man exercising with dumbbells
Begin the week with chest and shoulder workout exercises.
Wednesday
Amidst the week, subject your body to some back and leg exercises.
Friday
Triceps Dip On Parallel Bars Outdoors
On the last day of your workout, concentrate on arm muscle development by performing bicep, triceps, and wrist exercises.
Tips
  • A good warm up session is important before every workout. Warm up exercises such as cycling, jump rope, running, and jogging get your muscles ready for the heavy workouts to come and prevent injury.
  • See that you do not lift weights beyond your capacity, as doing so would cause an imbalance and serious muscle injury.
  • Always insist on having your trainer beside you for support and guidance while doing the exercises.
  • Learn the right techniques before starting the actual workout. This would help you in completing the exercise comfortably. You can learn the right technique by trying the exercises with empty weights or barbells.
  • While doing exercises with free weights, see to it that you balance both sides properly.
  • Always perform intense and slow repetitions. These help in increasing your muscle strength and size.
  • Plan the time of your workout properly. Give enough time to rest in between the sets and exercises.
Elderly people if interested in weightlifting can contact a gymnasium in their vicinity and get a lifting workout for older men that will suit their body type and needs. Remember that punctuality, obedience, proper workout, balanced diet, and sufficient rest are some additional tips to gain a well-developed physique.
Disclaimer:  Always consult a physician before starting any physical fitness program in order to reduce the risk of injury.