Five Best Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders

Yoga and Bodybuilding Complement One Another (Image Source: Shutterstock)
Yoga Lengthens The Muscles To Improve Your Range Of Motion (Image Source: Shutterstock)

The Positive Impact of Yoga

For most people, yoga provides an avenue to escape the chaos of daily hectic and busy life. The number of people practicing yoga in the US alone stands at an estimated fifty-five million.

The Science Behind Yoga — Laura Plumb

Increase Muscle Mass with Weight Training

Strength training is all about bulking up. When done right, it can increase your muscle mass and bone density. If you are looking to lose weight, strength training may be just what you need. Exercise helps boost metabolism, which means burning more calories.

The Best 5 Yoga Poses for Bodybuilders

If you are into bodybuilding and looking to improve flexibility and mobility, it’s time to grab your B Yoga B MAT and experience the benefits of yoga. Try these five yoga poses for bodybuilders to ease tension and improve overall well-being.

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Plank Workout

The plank workout is one of the most popular exercises for developing a stronger core. It is also a great exercise for conditioning the muscles around the collarbone and the shoulders.

How to Plank Properly for Beginners | Step By Step Tutorial — WaysAndHow

Opposite Arm and Leg Extension

Also referred to as the bird dog pose, this yoga pose is perfect for a strong back — something you need during resistance training. The pose helps to strengthen the abdominal muscles and the glutes.

Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana)

Uttanasana targets the hamstrings and the hip muscles. Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart. With your hands on your hips, exhale and then hinge your body forward at the hips. When doing so, lengthen your torso and spine while keeping a micro bend in your knees. When bent, let your fingertips touch the floor (or yoga blocks).

With Your Hands On Your Hips, Exhale And Then Hinge Your Body Forward At The Hips (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

The cobra or Bhujangasana pose strengthens the spine muscles while opening the chest and stretching the abdominal muscles.

Cobra Pose: Home Practice from Yoga Journal — Yoga Journal

Legs Up the Wall (or Chair) Pose

This yoga chair pose is a great exercise for the leg muscles, especially at the back of your legs. Place your yoga mat six to eight inches from the wall or chair for support. Sit to the left of the wall with your hip against the floor. Roll onto your right onto your back, and then bring your legs up the wall or chair. Start with a slight bend in your legs; straighten over time as you practice more.

Beginners Yoga Tutorials | How To Do Chair Pose With A Yoga Block — Body By Yoga

National Yoga Month: Train Your Body, Mind, and Soul

If you are a bodybuilder, yoga is a fantastic way to complement your exercise routine and regain balance in your body. Yoga can help build strength, muscle, balance, and flexibility while increasing your range of motion. If you love bodybuilding and weight training, yoga can enhance your training. If you’re wondering how to mix up your strength training, now is a great time to try yoga for bodybuilders.

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