Top Weight Lifting Exercises

weight lifting exercises

The M-F-T gang has compiled The list of Top Weight Lifting Exercises for you, our loyal viewer.

These are the tried and true, old school, best bang for your buck, free weight exercises for building muscle.

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    The Top Three Weight Lifting Exercises

  • Barbell Squat- The mother of all leg exercises, squats work your Quadriceps, Glutes, Hamstrings and Erectors.

  • Barbell Deadlift- This exercise builds your Lats, Glutes, Erectors, Rhomboids, Teres, and Trapezius.

  • Bench Press- The Bench Press will build the Pectoral, Front Deltoids, Latisimus and Tricep muscles. For a tricep emphasis narrow your grip. A wide grip works the Pecs more.

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