Body sculpting exercises work towards toning the muscles in specific parts of the body. Defining the muscles by placing resistance on the muscles to strengthen them is the core idea of body sculpting exercises.
All the major muscle groups are targeted through these exercises. Muscle groups in the back, chest, biceps, legs, triceps, shoulders and abdomen can be easily worked upon. When compound exercises are chosen, people can target more than one muscle at a time.
Body sculpting exercises that involve the entire body help in reducing the exercising time considerably. These exercises combine one or more exercises and focus on working out the entire body. Common and popular body sculpting exercises include stretching exercises and resistance training.
Many people use body sculpting exercises to target the thighs, abs and upper arms muscles. Muscles in the neck, pectorals, claves, wrists, ankles and upper back can also be exercised. Body sculpting exercises should be done on alternate days as the muscles require rest.
There are a variety of exercises that target different muscle group and there are different methods to work out too. Adapt to new routines every few weeks so that you don't get bored with the exercises. This will also energize your workout and keep it interesting. While embarking on body sculpting exercises, begin with one or two sets of 10 repetitions and build to three sets of 12 repetitions. Remember to warm up the body before performing these exercises so as to prevent fatigue, muscle cramps, etc.
Upper body sculpting exercises
Lunges with arms raises
Lower body sculpting exercises
Lower leg (calf) rises
Abs and core muscles
Full body workout exercises
Squat with upward shoulder press
Plie with upright row
Benefits of body sculpting exercises
When done properly body sculpting exercises:
Arm sculpting exercises
Flabby arms can make a person feel self-conscious and uncomfortable. Arms can be easily and quickly reshaped and sculpted. Weights help in sculpting the arm muscles. Begin by using light weights as they will minimize the risk of injury.
Hammer Curls - biceps
Barbell curls - biceps
Dips using chair - triceps
If you have shoulder problems, avoid this exercise.
Triceps push-up using one arm
Arm sculpting with a band - workout biceps and triceps
Leg sculpting exercises
If you want a chiseled pair of legs, strengthen the muscles and burn body fat. Proper exercises and training will help build the tone of your leg muscles. However if your legs are covered by a layer of fat, the muscles might not stand out. Therefore you have to burn fat as much as you condition the muscles.
Lateral lunge workout