Weight training exercises

Here you will find information on groups of exercises that can be done together to target specific body parts as well as individual weight lifting exercises. Some of the articles include workouts too.

For workout plans see our section on weight training workouts. We also have a selection of a articles providing training advice.

Bicep Curls

Man performing a Preacher Curl.
Biceps are possibly the easiest muscle to build and they are rarely concealed under a layer of subcutaneous fat either. Big biceps can be both functional and aesthetic. So, how is it done? What is the best way to beef…

Dumbbell Exercises and Workout

Dumbbell workout
For many people lifting a pair of dumbbells forms their first weight lifting experience. Dumbbells are very simple and yet extremely effective. You can perform just about any weight lifting exercise with a dumbbell, or a pair of dumbbells and…

The Squat – Build Strength, Endurance and Power

The squat is possibly the most important exercise for building strength, power and muscle. Whether you perform bodyweight squats to develop improved endurance, jumping squats for more power, or weighted barbell squats for strength, they all provide you with a…

How to Bench Press – Chest Exercises

The bench press is the most important chest exercise. If you want to build bigger and stronger pecs then you need to learn how to bench press properly. Here we provide instruction on barbell and dumbbell bench press techniques plus a video tutorial on correct form.

Triceps Training – the Key to Bigger Arms

To work the triceps efficiently, you need to work the long, medial and lateral heads of the muscle. The triceps involve small muscles, so high repetitions can lead to over training. Limit a workout to 8-12 sets, split between three or four different exercises.

Back Building Exercises

The back is so often neglected. People focus on building biceps, chest and abs, but forget that the back is key to many exercises that help to grow the other target areas. A strong back is essential also to develop…

How to Shoulder Shrug to Build Huge Shoulders

The shoulder shrug is an exercise in weight training. To execute the exercise, the lifter stands erect, hands about shoulder width apart, and raises the shoulders as high as possible, and then lowers them, while not bending the elbows, or…