Body Building Equipment
The best body building equipment is that equipment that best meets your bodybuilding needs. If your main focus is on building muscle mass, you will need a set of free weights, or a gym that offers them.
For muscle creation, free weights are both the least expensive, and most effective equipment for bodybuilding.
Free weights are the most adaptable pieces of equipment because they allow you to step up your workouts by adding more weight. They also come in a number of different designs.
Routines To Meet Your Goals
If you want to devise a routine to create large muscles the perfect equipment for you is a weight bench with a set of barbells from ten to forty pounds. Just begin your workout with a set of reps on the ten-pounders and work your way up to the forty-pounders.
If you don’t want that much definition, or want portable equipment to take on the road, get a set of dumbbells. If you have arthritis or back trouble, a set of aquatic dumbbells which you can use in the pool while the water is supporting your weight is an ideal addition to your collection of equipment for bodybuilding.
If you’d like to do some arm sculpting--and who doesn’t?--you’ll find that pull-up bars and pushup stands are great pieces of equipment for body building and will let you put all of your upper body through its paces. To add bulk, just add reps two or three times a week; for toning, go with a smaller number of reps more frequently.
Dip stands are particularly good for bodybuilding for those wanting to strengthen their triceps. They give you extra wrist support, and after you get used to using yours, you may even come up with some exercises of your own.
Don’t Overdo It
Here is some great body building equipment to help your grip.
No matter what sort of weight lifting equipment you finally choose, just remember that bodybuilding is tremendously taxing.
You may feel so good about your body building equipment that you want to work out every day, but that is simply unrealistic. Your body needs time to recuperate and replace exhausted muscle fibers between workouts.
Depending on your fitness level when you begin using your exercise equipment, you should aim for between one and five serious workouts per week. As you get stronger and more flexible, you can increase the number and duration of the workouts, but it is seldom necessary to continue for more than an hour.
It would be a real shame to invest in your carefully-chosen body building equipment, and then to over use it so much that you begin to dread the sight of it!