Workout Tips

6 Big Finishers for Every Major Muscle Group

Finishing off your routine with moves that take you to the limit is the fast-track route to muscular growth.


Finisher for Delts

Giant Set 
Bent-Over Lateral Raise 
Lateral Raise 
Dumbbell Upright Row
Overhead Dumbbell Press
Sets: 2
Reps: 10

Here'’s one in which light weights can be made to feel heavy. Since you do this set last, you don'’t need to worry about using less weight; focus on making the muscle really burn. The giant set may use some of the same moves you already did in your workout, but that'’s okay. Here, we'’re training for the pump.

Start with a weight that's 10-15 pounds lighter than what you'd normally use for 10 reps of lateral raises. Complete giant set once, doing 10 reps per set, then repeat.

Bend at the waist, knees unlocked, holding a fairly light pair of dumbbells just outside your legs. Do a bent-over lateral raise for rear delts, then stand up and go right into a lateral raise for middle delts. Immediately do an upright row, keeping your elbows high, then finish off with an overhead dumbbell press. When you'’re done, don'’t just stand there --— raise your arms directly overhead and hold for 60 seconds.