Favorite Workouts from Top Fitness Trainers

Caitlin Egan's Go-To Bodybuilding Style Workout

Caitlin Egan, a personal trainer at Life Time MetroWest-Boston, says her favorite workouts are typically bodybuilding style, which means lifting heavy weights and breaking her week up into a split routine that gives each day a designated group of muscles. 

When it comes to her favorite muscles group to train, Egan says she loves back exercises because of the challenge that comes with pull-ups and rows. Before doing any of these movements, Egan says to make sure and always drive the scapula down for the first movement of any pull up, pull down or row. 

Here's the workout that helped Egan go from doing one pull-up to a set of 10. 

Do as many pull-ups as you can for three sets. Rest 30 seconds between each set.  

Lat Pull Down
Do four sets of six to eight repetitions of lat pull downs with 30 to 60 seconds of rest between sets. Finish with one set of 30 reps.

Single Arm Bent Over Row
Do four sets of eight to 10 repetitions (each arm) of single arm bent-over row with a dumbbell. Rest 30 to 60 seconds between each set. 

Seated Row 
Do four sets of eight to 10 repetitions of seated rows. Can use a cable machine or seated row machine. Rest 30 to 60 seconds between each set.

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