WELLNESS
12/16/2013 08:44 am ET

6 Important Muscles Exercisers Ignore

By Cristina Goyanes for Shape.com

Being able to out-bike your boyfriend feels pretty damn good -- until later when you have to ask him to open a jar of peanut butter for you because you have zero grip strength.

Like any sport, when you focus too much on one set of muscles, another set may suffer -- which is why it's common to see an avid cyclist (man or woman) with a strong lower body attached to the upper body of a 7 year old. You don't have to completely overhaul your fitness routine to work the muscles that your favorite workout overlooks. Pinpoint your likely weakest links based on your regimen and learn easy exercises to build those spots up.

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Muscles Exercisers Ignore

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