Fitness Tip of the Day: Mix Up Your Regular Routine

Improve your strength training routine by varying reps and sets and placing more focus on larger muscle groups

Many people stick with the old routine of 3 sets of 8-10 reps for every muscle group they exercise, but does that really make sense? 

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Think about it this way, does it make sense to exercise the small tricep muscle group as much as your entire back or quads? It makes more sense to vary up your workout routine in order to hit these larger muscle groups harder. 

Because they are so much larger, they can burn more calories and can help increase your overall strength and quality of life. I know doing 15 sets of bicep exercises is fun but considering putting more effort into these larger muscle groups!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.