How to know what muscles to work out

It’s wide known that most of people work out in order to look good instead of being healthy. That’s far from being the right focus; everyone have their purposes and if that includes working out, nothing will be bad. But the main trouble of the good looking purpose is that people build their workout routines with exercises that only focus on show-off muscles, such as chest, abs and biceps. In this article you will learn to know what mucles to work out.

Maybe at some point of your workout routine you will feel stuck in the same weight, number of reps or sets without being able to improve. This is a major sign that you’re not working some muscles that are vital to strengthen the show-off groups. You might get to know how to spot those neglected muscles by feeling that tiredness in the big and important ones. Coming up, you’ll see the most neglected muscles when it comes to work out, so follow the read and find out how to spot the muscles that need more training.


Erector Spinae

You will know that this muscle group is weak if you start to experience some troubles with your posture. This weakness might lead to some back pain and possible injuries. The best way to strengthen it is by lying face down on a bench, putting your hands behind your ears and elbows aside, then, slowly raise the torso to form a straight line with your whole body. 3 sets of 10 reps will be enough.



The main functionality of this group is to give you stability while being in an upright position. You will know this group is not strong enough if you’ve been some time doing crunches without developing the desirable six-pack. How to change it? With bicycle crunches: as you crunch and exhale rotate your torso and touch your right knee with the left elbow, then change the side of rotation and so on. Doing around 10 reps 3 times a week will do fine.


Forearm Extensors

Feeling stuck with the progress of your biceps? That could be because of a poor forearm extensors train. This muscular group is in charge of gripping the barbells and dumbbells, so stronger extensors will give you the power to train larger groups more effectively. Strengthen them by squeezing and releasing a tennis ball on 3 sets of 10 reps three times a week.



It’s better to work this muscular group before experiencing some physical signs of weakness. Most of time, a weak hamstring can change the pull of the leg and damage your knees. The best way to develop strong hamstrings is to use hamstring curl or standing curl machines. Include those exercises in your leg routine.

There are many other muscular groups you have to keep well trained such as rotator cuffs, gluteus medius and minimus and tibialis anterior to guarantee you an excellent performance while working on some larger groups. Try to avoid getting physical signs of weakness by making your routine as holistic as possible.