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10 Tone-Up Tweaks to Get a Better Burn
It happens to the best of us. Your gym routine becomes just that -- a routine. Bust out of your plateau and burn more fat with these strength training tweaks from the pros.
Back: Build More Muscle with Drop Sets
This method feels like you're cheating because you get to drop the weight as you go, but really you're doing it to ensure proper form so that your body can reap the full benefits of the move you're doing. To do your own drop set you'll need three sets of weight. Once you max muscles out with a specific weight, drop it and pick up the next weight down. After another set, use the lightest weight and finish the reps. Try doing a drop set with this move to get started:
- One-Arm Dumbbell Row: Stand behind a bench; lean forward with your left hand on the bench while raising right leg straight out behind you. Keep right arm along side, holding a dumbbell in right hand with palm facing in. Draw right elbow up toward ribs, keeping arm closer to side. Hold for 1 count and lower. Repeat 10-12 reps on each side, going directly into a set of 10 push-ups after.
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