The importance of workout can never be overemphasized. Regular workouts keep you fit and reduces one’s chances of getting overweight-related diseases. Irrespective of what your goal is… Whether to build muscle, lose weight, stay healthy or simply be competent and confident, guys… here are the seven exercises you need to learn how to do and how to do well:

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Squat

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photo credit: medicinenet.com

Squats are fundamental to any fitness routine. Fitness trainers always tell you that it’s best to start any fitness routine with squats because they have been proven to be very effective in weight loss, getting stronger and even getting chiselled. And if you are trying to build up strength before hitting the gym, you can start with a squat.

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Running

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photo credit: worldhealth.net

So many people don’t know how to run properly and they end up hurting themselves. You do not have to damage your knees or ankles while running. If you are running the wrong way, you could give yourself stress fractures, shin splints, etc. Also, get some good, solid shoes. You won’t believe the difference a solid pair of running shoes makes.

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Deadlift

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photo credit: muscleandfitness.com

Deadlift is as important as the squat and it is so far the simplest lift that you can do, because you will only pick up as much weight as you can and put it back down. Deadlift helps you work your core, legs, and back. You are also forming a solid foundation of muscle by mastering the deadlift.

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Pull-ups

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photo credit: healthmates.com

If you are a beginner or you haven’t worked out in a while, pull-ups can be very challenging but with constant training, it becomes a walk over. Even if you can’t do one pull-up or chin-up, don’t be discouraged. Just keep at it. And before you know it, you’ll start seeing the difference in your chest and shoulders.

Bench press

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Photo credit: wikipedia.org

Bench press is simply lifting weight while laying your back on a bench. The bench is important because it helps target your chest, back, and arms. It’s also easy to get as you will be lifting the weight up above your head and chest, and pushing it up. For starters, you can start slow, then, gradually, add a little weight every session.

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