Training with the same weight, reps, and sets for too long gets old; and it isn’t enough to help you continue to get results week after week.
If you’re looking to break new strength records, you need to shock your muscles with advanced training techniques. When you tweak your workouts (by doing things like adding reps, subtracting rest time, or switching to a different exercise variation), the intensity level will instantly increase. It's seemingly small things like this that help to exhaust the muscles and trigger the fibers to develop serious strength. Pushing past plateaus isn’t just about lifting heavier—it’s also about the strategies (plural!) you use to get there.
Add the following five training methods into your workout arsenal to pack on muscle mass.