Those that have not lifted weight before and develop an interest in bodybuilding might become very enthusiastic about their newfound hobby. That is a good thing. Such interest can definitely be translated into a number of excellent and productive workout sessions. However, there is such a thing as a bit too much enthusiasm. In particular, some might have so much enthusiasm that they try to overdo it. All those advanced exercise programs in the bodybuilding magazines might look appealing until you discover how seriously difficult they are to actually perform. Jumping into advanced routines too soon is never advised. Doing so leads to injury and overtraining. Rather than go down that route, here are some of the wise beginner bodybuilding exercises to start with:
You generally want to stick with compound exercises at first since your prime goal in the early stages will be to build up mass. Of the top compound exercises you should employ, the bench press, the shoulder press, and the squat are the three most important. These three exercises will aid in building up mass in the entire upper and lower body. They also can make you enormously strong. All three of these can be performed with a barbell or with dumbbells. Performing such exercises with a moderate amount of weight is recommended.
The next tier can be dubbed the connecting exercises. These exercises are designed to add symmetry and strength to the muscles connected to the major and upper muscle groups. Lat pull downs, lat rows, bicep curls, leg extensions, and triceps curls all hit arms, legs, and back to a degree that enhances the physique quite nicely. Without these particular exercises, the ability to craft a symmetrically rounded physique would not be possible. And who would want a physique that lacked symmetry in appearance?
It also would not hurt to add a few bodyweight exercises to the mix. The very basic exercises you could perform would be pushups, Hindu squats, and pull ups on a bar. No, there are no magical exercises you need to perform. The key here is to hit the main muscles of the body in a supplementary manner with your own bodyweight. This will enhance your physical appearance quite nicely. These exercises will also improve strength and muscular endurance which is a huge plus for those hoping to get the most out of their heavy lifting days.
While bulky muscles are nice to develop, you also have to work the abs. This means you need to perform a lot of sit-ups, crunches, and leg raises. This way, the ab muscles tighten and the core's appearance becomes consistent with the overall muscular look you are hoping to attain.
Yes, there are several advanced bodybuilding exercises you perform. The problem with those exercises is they are intended to build on top of a current foundation. If you are a beginner, you do not want to employ these exercises early in the game. Rather, you will want to take the slow and appropriate steps to work your way up to the more expansive exercise programs. Really, what is the rush? The beginner exercises will yield great results!