15 New Muscle Builders
Upgrade your workout – and transform your body – with these new fitness tips
The old reliable exercises are fine for producing old reliable results. But if you want a physique that’s better than the body you have now, you need exercises that do more for you than the ones that took you to this point. Luckily for you (and your muscles), trainers and scientists across the continent spend their days asking excellent questions, such as, “why do we do it this way?” The answers they find are surprising – and useful. Turn the page to read about exercise variations and technique tweaks from some of the country’s most innovative trainers. You’ll refresh your workout and soon have muscle in places you didn’t even know it could grow.
TRY A NEW MUSCLE FORMULA
Do at least three sets of pulling exercises – rows, pull-ups, and pull-downs – for every two sets of chest and shoulder presses you perform, says Brain St. Pierre, the owner of BSP Training & Nutrition in Augusta, Maine. Chances are you’ve been doping just the opposite, so this approach can help you build the muscles you’ve been neglecting. The result: improved posture, better overall muscle balance, and faster gains.