Nothing can be more frustrating than not being able to gain strength when weight lifting. You’re finally able to bench that 165 pounds, only to discover you aren’t able to move beyond it. Don’t worry, it’s happened to everyone. Plateaus of any kind can be tough to break. If you find you’ve reached a standstill at the gym, here are six tips to help you move beyond your current limits.
Change the ExercisesThis is probably the most common advice you hear, but that doesn’t make it any less true. The human body becomes conditioned to the same workout over the course of a few weeks. For example, if you’ve been doing tricep extensions for a while and aren’t getting the results you once did, switch over to skullcrushers to challenge the same muscles in a new way.