Watching those makeover shows on TV, you might think the only way to change your body is to recruit a pack of plastic surgeons and line up a camera crew to record it for prime time. With all due respect to the geniuses who produce network TV, we heartily disagree. When it comes to building muscle, a few tweaks to your diet and fitness routine may be all you need to unleash your potential. But, just to be safe, we’ll spot you a hundred. Use them, and you may want to call that camera crew after all.1. Pinch to grow an inch.To strengthen your grip, try this plate pinch from Strongman competitor C.J. Murphy: Place a pair of 5- or 10-pound plates together, smooth sides out. Pinch the plates between your thumbs and forefingers. Try holding the weights for 30 seconds. Add plates as you gain strength. And watch your toes. 2. Change grips.It can help you do more reps. Try a set of barbell curls with a narrow grip. When you begin to fail, slide your hands out farther. “You’ll get more out of your biceps,” says celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, C.S.C.S. 3. Do chinups at a dip station.Using the parallel bars… Read full this story
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