Body Sculpting Routine for Men

The first portion of a complete body sculpting routine for men is the upper body routine. Because many men are already comfortable with exercise for this area of the body, it’s generally the part of the body that’s well-defined and toned. Here are some simple exercises that can be used for the upper body:

  • Pushups – targets the entire upper body and upper back
  • Military presses – take a barbell or dumbbells in each hand to lift the hands above the shoulders, pressing towards the ceiling. You can also alternate one arm at a time to help protect your low back.
  • Bench presses – lying on a weight bench, you will push the weights up from the shoulders
  • Bicep curls – take a weight in one hand and lift into a curl position to the shoulder
  • Tricep dips – on a weight bench, place your palms behind your body, slowly lower the upper body down

But many men forget that a complete body sculpting routine for men should include lower body exercises as well. This will help the body be balanced in its tone and symmetry – no sense in having great arms if your legs are skinny and underdeveloped. Here are some exercises that will work well for a complete body sculpting routine for men:

  • Squats – either with weights in the hand or with squat machine
  • Calf raises – standing up on your toes as far as you can, hold and slowly lower again
  • Quad extensions – on a weight machine, sit and then extend your leg until straight
  • Hamstring curls – using a machine or simply standing, bend your leg towards your buttocks