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 Chest

Three-Way Cable Crossover
Sets: 3
Reps: 21

This single-joint move is done over three angles. Use a weight about 10 pounds lighter on each side than you'’d normally use for 10-12 reps.

Attach D handles to the upper-pulley cables and stand midway between the stations with your feet hip-width apart. With a slight bend in your elbows, pull the handles down until your arms are roughly parallel to the floor. Keep your head straight.

Squeeze your pecs and bring the handles together in a wide arc directly in front of your lower abs, mimicking a most-muscular pose. Hold the peak contraction for a count, then slowly retrace the arc to the starting position. Bring the handles down to your midsection for the first seven reps, then bend over 90 degrees and do seven more with your upper torso parallel to the floor and your arms perpendicular to your torso in the finish position. Finish off by taking two big steps forward and performing similar to the first seven reps, bringing the handles out in front of your body as if you were hugging a barrel.