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Weight Training Equipment
Apparatus for Weight-Training
Equipment for weight, strength or resistance training workouts, includes: weights (freeweights, dumbells, hand-weights, barbells, body bars), machines with weights attached, weight-lifting accesories like gloves, waist belts,wrist and ankle supports, along with specialist weight or gym benches.
Weight-Training For Muscle Fitness
Lifting weights - the basic resistance-training exercise method - works a number of muscle groups in various areas of the body. It builds specific muscles in the arms, chest, shoulders, back and abdomen.
Weight training strengthens arm muscles like the biceps and triceps. The biceps, or biceps brachii, is the big muscle that runs along the front of the arm, flexing the arm and turning the palm upwards. The triceps run along the back of the arm and move the arm in towards the body.
The pecs or 'pectorals', which are also strengthened by weight-training, are the large muscles stretched across the upper chest in the front of the body. The pectoral muscles are heavily used to flex and rotate the arms, move the shoulders and for pushing and pulling.
Shoulders and Back
Weight-training exercises (eg. cable row and cable press) also work the deltoids in the shoulders, along with the Trapezius and latissimus dorsi muscles (lats) in the back.
Abdomen and Butt
Strength-training weight exercises are also used to strengthen muscle-groups in the abdomen and buttocks. Running down the front of the body is the rectus abdominis, also known as the upper and lower abs. The rectus abdominis is the muscle closest to the surface and this is the muscle you can see when you develop your abs. Toning the rectus abdominis gives you the "six pack" look. The main butt muscles are the gluteals (glutes), such as the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Glutus Minimus. All these muscles are toned and strengthened by weight-based resistance workouts.
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