13 Ways to Make Lifting Weights More Effective

Experiencing a lifting plateau? You might need to up the intensity in your workout routine. Here are the best ways to do that, according to science.

It’s easy to get stuck in an exercise routine that's, well, a routine. While going through the motions of a "ho-hum" workout may be better than no workout at all, getting stranded on a plateau means you could stop seeing improvements, and nothing is less inspiring than that. The good news? There are lots of easy ways to inject life back into your workout. Here are 13 of our favorites. 1. Watch the clock. Workouts can suffer if you spend too much time chit-chatting or hiking to the water...