Improving a Weakness

Posted by Cathy Dickerson

I get asked a lot by you guys about how to improve a certain area of your physique.

Personally if I'm looking to improve a particular part of my body I aim to incorporate another session focused on that area. Incorporating different exercises, reps and tempos are key & it's all about finding what works for you.

I see people training the same way over and over and expecting change. If something isn't working and you have hit a plateau then you need to make a change. Try mixing up muscle groups and moving away from the ordinary. 

Here is what I have recently done to help improve my chest:

Chest Day Session: I mainly focus on lower chest so more decline work using various pieces of equipment (DB, Barbell, Cables, Machines)

Shoulders & Chest Session: Within this I am focusing on Shoulders but adding in some incline Chest work. I aim to pre-exhaust the Shoulders so when it comes to hitting my Upper Chest I will have to recruit more muscle fibres from my Chest to lift the weight.

I will do both of these session in one week. I mix up the reps, sets and tempo but always keep structure by rotating weeks. 

There are many ways to train and make progress and that's why I love lifting. Always stay open-minded and willing to try new things,  This is how you will gain the best results.