When you see instructions for body sculpting, you might wonder what they heck they mean. And when you’re not given pictures or illustrations, they can seem as though they’ve been written in a foreign language. To help you interpret these instructions, you will want to learn the basic directions that are generally used in instructions for body sculpting as well as some of the basic exercises that will be referred to more often.
The first thing you will notice in most instructions for body sculpting are the references to different body parts. In more detailed descriptions, you might be given the medical terminology but that really isn’t helpful when you’re not familiar with the terms. Here is a quick reference guide that you can use:
* Glutes = Buttocks
* Quadriceps = Fronts of thighs
* Hamstrings = Backs of thighs
* Pectorals = Chest
* Biceps = Fronts of arms, where you flex to make the muscle bigger
* Triceps = Backs of arms
While this doesn’t include every possible body part, a good anatomy guide can help you with any terms that seem unfamiliar. Or a quick search on the internet can also help.
Next, you will want to learn some basic exercises that the instructions for body sculpting may refer to. Some of the most common exercises are lunges, squats, and crunches. A lunge is when you stand up straight, feet about shoulder width apart, with your hands on your hips. Take one foot and step forward until your front leg bends at a right angle (or ninety degrees). It’s important for you to not extend your bend so far that your knee goes over your toes. Push off from the front foot and return to standing.
Squats are other common exercises in instructions for body sculpting. They are performed from the standing position, feet about shoulder width to hips width apart. Keeping your back straight, lower your upper body down while keeping your head up and looking forward. Think of this motion as though you were sitting in a chair. When you get low enough to sit in the chair (it can help to use a chair at first), stand back up. Crunches are when you are lying on your back, hands clasped loosely around your head raise your upper body up just a few inches as your eyes are directed at the ceiling, then slowly lower down.
By knowing what you might see in instructions for body sculpting, you can better perform the exercises that are listed. Improving your health is your main goal; having to take time to decipher the instructions should not be a part of the process.