Progress in the gym is never in a straight line. There are times when you’re crushing your workouts and making great gains. Then, there are moments in which you and the barbell are butting heads and everything comes to a crushing halt because you finally hit a “plateau.”

The dreaded workout plateau is when progress stalls no matter what you do or try. If you’ve been lifting for a while, you’ve most likely experienced one. The trick is to find a way to break through one without resorting to anything silly or dangerous, like squats on a stability ball.

If you’re currently experiencing a workout plateau, there is light at the end of the training tunnel. The following three methods have been around a while because they work. Perhaps they’re not as sexy as quarter-squatting a huge amount of weight, but when you flex after doing these, you’ll be pleased.


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