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Muscle Strength Fitness
What is Muscular Strength?
The second basic component of physical fitness, muscle strength is the ability of the muscle to exert force during an activity, typically in a one-time burst of energy/effort.
How to Increase Muscle Strength?
In order to make your muscles stronger, you need to work them against some form of resistance, either from weights or gravity. If you want to gain muscle strength, try exercises such as weight-lifting using freeweights, barbells or dumbells (for upper-body muscle-strength), or weight machines like a leg-press machine (for lower-body muscle strength). Lifting weights (freeweights or via machines) boosts muscle fitness as well as bone-strength, by placing more strain on muscles and bones than they are used to. During a weight-lifting or bodybuilding workout, the muscles are compelled to work harder to balance/overcome the resistance offered by the weight being lifted or moved.
Weight Machines Best for Beginners Muscle Strength
Apart from lifting small hand-weights (eg. to perform biceps curls etc.) muscle-building beginners should focus on using weight machines. This is because weight machines are designed to strengthen specific muscles. Doing a weight-training circuit using a variety of apparatus can provide an optimal resistance-training workout to build bigger muscles.
Exercises to Raise Muscle Strength
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