The Major/Basic Muscle Groups of body & their Exercises/Workouts
Bodybuilding Muscle Groups
Dividing your body in to Major Muscle Groups is a great way to build workouts and exercises.
There are over 650 Skeletal Muscles in the Human body but very few qualify as Major Muscle Groups. Major Muscles are the largest muscle groups in the body and are largely responsible for all our Body movements.
But although these major muscles perform the move, they are helped by many small muscles called synergists. Major muscles will mostly be the prime movers but they cannot act alone.
The Major Muscles for Weight Training Workouts
It is best to divide your body in to 8 muscle groups rather than just Upper body and lower body muscle classification as you will later learn in the Split Training Section.
Body parts and Exercises
I have mentioned forearms and calves separately as many trainers do not give them the attention they deserve. Dividing them and classifying as must-train major muscles will give them the training they deserve.
It is sufficient to train these muscles and you will get an amazing overall Muscular development.
Now its time to learn how to divide these Muscle groups and spread them over your training routine.
The famous Split Training System is discussed elsewhere. The article also discusses Whole Body Training Vs Split Routines and provides sample 2,3,4,5 and 6 day routines. Also mentioned are Double Split Routines.
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