PUSH YOUR LIM­ITS

Remix your gym reg­i­men to break any strength plateau

Men's Health (UK) - - Ask MH -

JOIN THE BAND

Heavy metal pro­vides a con­stant amount of re­sis­tance. So try bands: the dif­fi­culty varies as you move, giv­ing your mus­cles a dif­fer­ent stim­u­lus.

STAY DY­NAMIC

Warm­ing up with static stretches leads to losses in strength, ac­cord­ing to Brazil­ian sci­en­tists*. Swap out iso­met­ric holds for brief body­weight drills.

KEEP THE BEET

Forego whey in favour of fresh juice. Fill­ing up on ni­trate-rich beet­root pre-train­ing helped gym-go­ers push out 20% more bench press reps†.

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