For many people the idea of muscle building is associated with bodybuilders and models on the front of wellness and fitness magazines. Even though weight lifting is a vital part of bodybuilding, anybody can benefit by learning to build muscles. The type of exercise required can be undertaken at your local gym or at home subject to what is best suited for your lifestyle. This is because resistance training can be achieved by using the various fitness machines available at a gym or by simply using weights and your own bodyweight at home. Here we'll look at the numerous benefits you will get from building muscle yourself.