Typical gym workout routines are inefficient and often frustrating. When you walk into any gym today you will typically see overweight men working out or barely any time, doing exercise that are not only inefficient, but can actually have adverse effects because most of the time they are done wrong.

If you want to get in shape quickly, feel like a real man, and gain the muscle you want fast there are a few exercises that can help with this.

Push Press/Shoulder Press

This exercise is very simple and will easily broaden your shoulders and give you the strength you need to lift heavy objects (or people) over your head.

The push press/ shoulder press routine is simply lifting as much weight as you can over your head. Try to hold it for as long as possible, or to get a real burn do as many reps as you can before you have to rest.

This exercise is efficient and will bulk you up fast if you keep doing it consistently.

Sled Drag

The Sled Drag exercise routine is a very effective type of exercise to get your legs into top shape.

You simply need to take a rope, chain, or nylon strap attached to a harness and secure yourself to it. Behind you there will be a heavy object you are pulling, like a bag of bricks, a tire, a sled, or a cinder block.

This exercise pushes your leg power to the max and by doing so you will gain muscle fast. This exercise also works out your lung and heart capacity. You will definitely feel the burn and know you are exercising in a way that is both productive and manly.

Sledge Hammer Drills

Manual labor is something that makes every man feels important and can also relieve a lot of stress. It is also very healthy and a great way to stay in shape.

Sledge Hammer Drills are excellent for those men who want to get a full body workout while at the same time taking out frustration on an object or the ground. This exercise is simple.

Repeatedly lift the sledge hammer and smash it into the ground, or an old tire. Do this as many times as possible before you are too fatigued to continue, then rest and repeat again. This will help shape up your back, shoulders, forearms, and midsection.

You will be healthy and manly at once.

Weighted Pull-Ups

Pull-ups are one of the most common ways to exercise. It has become a cornerstone of many a man’s exercise routine.

However, there are many men who simply cheat when doing pull-ups because they do not extend their arms fully down or pull their chins completely over the bar. The first goal should be to do as many honest pull-ups as you can.

Once you get to the point where you are doing a decent amount try adding weight. This can be done in a variety of ways.

You can place a heavy weight between your legs, wear a weight vest, pack a backpack with weights, or get someone else to jump on your back as you are doing pull-ups. Adding weight will help you grow muscle faster and will help give you a tapered v-shaped look.