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Body builder in a gym. What no one looks like after sheltering in place for two months. Photo: Shutterstock

The most common way to make an exercise harder is simply to add more weight. But adding more weight isn’t always an option, particularly if you are working out at home. And sometimes just adding more weight even if you have access to it isn’t always the best choice if you have injuries or joint issues.

As many of us continue to shelter in place amid the pandemic, I’m using these five strategic ways to avoid plateaus in strength building with virtual personal training clients to keep them fit, safe and engaged in their workouts. For an even bigger list of ideas check out this MyFitnessPal Blog post by my pal Julia Malacoff.

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