More than on angle

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    Jun 29, 2007 6:54 PM GMT
    Got a question and I hope some one here can help me out. I see guys in the gym hitting their body parts in differnt angles. Some guys do their chest and they do bench presses flat, in an incline and decline and then they do butterlfies. Then they move to the arms and do like 3 or 4 types of arm excercises. I finish my routine, head to the pool, do cardio, come out shower and I leave the gym and these guys are still there. Is this natural? Are you suppose to hit the muscles from different angles? Maybe thats what I am missing, because I only hit each muscle with two different types of excercises for each body part and I am really looking to getting more defined and bigger. Any help will be appreciated.
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    Jun 30, 2007 11:43 PM GMT
    I'm a big believer in exercising in different ranges of motion. This is not only good for staving off boredom, but it can help you overcome plateaus and become more functionally fit. We rarely move in rigid, singular planes so from an injury prevention standpoint (most people hurt themselves by performing simple tasks like opening a door or putting groceries on shelves), enhancing your strength in varying ranges of motion can keep you strong and injury free.
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    Jun 30, 2007 11:44 PM GMT
    One more thing...you don't have to spend hours and hours doing this as you observed with this other guy. Just change up your angles every now and then, and you'll still get a great, effective workout.
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    Jul 01, 2007 1:47 AM GMT
    Hi SDtrainer

    Thanks for the tip. I did noticed that these guys take hours in the gym, and I wish I could be there 5 hours every day but I cant. I only have about 2 hours everyday so I like to max my gains in that short time. Thanks again.
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    Jul 05, 2007 5:16 AM GMT
    I have found out only too late that yes all those angle exercises are very important for shape and definition of each muscle. I bet the guys you're talking about are muscular but not freaking huge like a Bodybuilder.

    I used to wonder too about these people and their angle exercises. Then I noticed lately that they are the ones with the more compact but very well defined bodies that actually look bigger than they are because of the extra definition and balance they get from doing all those variations.

    So yes, all those exercises work.

    What I am trying to figure out now is the people who come in and are are done in 30 mins, when I struggle to get everything done in less than 90 mins. And these are usually the really big guys. I finally chalked it off as, a. they're on roids or b. they already had a workout inthe morning, this is their afternoon workout, or c. I am getting this whole workout duration things wrong. All of those options are possible.