Fitness & ExerciseLifestyle

9 Ways to Build Muscle Strength


1. Strength train safely

2. Warm up your muscles

3. Find the ideal weight

4. Don’t hold your breath

5. Perform each movement smoothly

6. Keep arm and leg joints slightly bent

7. Space it out

8. Choose the right shoes

9. Dress properly



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