WHEN IT COMES to gaining strength and size, there are certain “rules” that exist in the gym. Well, as usual, some rules are meant to be broken. In fact, some of these stigmas may be holding you back from seeing the gains you deserve. Here are five rules to break in the gym to avoid plateaus and see consistent progress.
Rule No.1: Only perform multi-joint exercises
Big moves like squats and the bench press do cause the most damage to muscles and ramp up muscle-building hormones. However, if your goal is to increase size, throw in a few targeted isolation exercises at the end of your workout. These isolation moves should complement the rest of your program while still offering a little more work where you need it. Focus on using these extra exercises to build up weak areas in your physique. For most guys, that means adding in some posterior shoulders work at the end of their routine.