A person exercises on the typically more frequented steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Friday, April 3, 2020. The museum has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A woman wearing a protective mask uses one of the pieces of exercise equipment at Ray Smucker Park, on April 3, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. Two women exercise on Fifth Avenue during the coronavirus pandemic on April 12, 2020 in New York City. A cyclist tops a hill in a park at sunset in San Antonio on April 13, 2020.
Every part is worked individually, from shoulders to calves. Bodybuilding tends to deliver the best results, if you are focused on proportionate and aesthetic appearance of your body.
In Ancient Greece, for instance, artists were mostly concerned with muscularity, as their Gods were often depicted in this light. People, then, strived to look like these figures, as they represented “supreme energy” (Dutton & Laura, 1989). This representation of the perfect form persisted through to the advent of photography, where, for artistic and even erotic purposes, people began consuming and observing bodies on a larger scale. Additionally, during and after the Industrial Revolution, exercise became popularized now that those in cities were working sedentary jobs. Accessible gym membership became a symptom of leisure time and an age of invention.