Even though the iron game stays mostly the same and persists on the tenets of lift hard, lift heavy, and lift often, there are a bunch of fitness fads that pop up every year or so. And that’s not a bad thing… more people exercising and working out, even if they may crowd up your favorite spot, is good for everyone.

Plus, in those often flighty trends are a few nuggets that may make your time training more interesting or more productive, so here we present what we think will be the best and most influential fitness trends of 2019. Reject them all as hogwash or glean some ideas to advance your own training, it won’t matter because they’ll be here soon to annoy and perhaps astonish.