9 Fitness Rules That Experts Ignore

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Fitness researchers have release thousands of studies that challenge conventional workout methods–or at least shed light on ways to tweak it.

Here are a nine outdated fitness approaches, and some tips that will really help you get leaner, faster…

Position your hands shoulder-width apart…

You often see this in instructions for upper-body moves like bench presses and lat pulldowns. Why? Because it gives you a stable starting point. But that doesn’t mean you need to stay there set after set.

“Spreading your hands a few inches farther out stresses more of the inner portion of your biceps; bringing your hands in a few inches builds more of the outer part,” says New York City personal trainer Steve Lischin, M.S. Switch up your position after every set for balanced strength and overall tone.