There are lots of options out there for developing muscular strength, including calisthenics, plyometrics, bodybuilding, Olympic lifting and powerlifting. All of them work, as long as you stick to your workouts and diet consistently without getting sidetracked by injury, boredom or skipped workouts.
As far as all-around benefits go, bodybuilding proves to be ideal for most people. Bodybuilders typically use moderately heavy weights and lift using little or no momentum to assist in the exercise. This allows them to stimulate muscle growth, boost metabolism, and target specific body parts for growth — all with reduced likelihood of injury and overtraining. (more…)