Category: Training

How NOT To Spot A Female Squatter

How NOT To Spot A Female Squatter

Your job as a spotter is to make the lift safe. This might mean simply being there so the lifter feels safe, or it might mean something more tactile, like helping rack and unrack the weight. The video below is a complete failure on so many levels. There are two ways to spot a back squat. You can spot by […]

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Bodybuilding Stretch Marks: Can They Be Eliminated? (Video)

Bodybuilding Stretch Marks: Can They Be Eliminated? (Video)

The majority of people both in and outside of the gym will experience stretch marks at some point in their life. They are simply a common side effect of growth. They can result from gaining muscle, fat, pregnancy, etc. They are the dark red / purple streaks and scars that form when the underlying tissue grows so fast that the skin […]

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Bench Press For Upper Chest – (2 BIG MISTAKES!)

Bench Press For Upper Chest – (2 BIG MISTAKES!)

In this bench press tutorial video, Jeff from ATHLEAN-X shows us 2 big mistakes to avoid when performing the incline bench press. The incline bench press is one of the go-to exercises for building your upper chest. That said, it is one of the most commonly misperformed chest exercises around. In this video, I show you the two most common bench press […]

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5 Must Do Compound Exercises

5 Must Do Compound Exercises

Compound exercises are ones that focus on multiple muscle group, joint, tendon, and ligament movement. Doing these types of exercises will ensure that you improve both upper and lower body strength. In other words, these are the types of exercise routines that should make up the central part of any weight training program. Before discussing the 5 different exercises, it […]

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Building Bigger Traps

Building Bigger Traps

When you are just starting to develop a workout routine most beginners, or trainees, want to find a direct isolation movement that will increase their traps. Shrugs are the main go-to lift that are most recommended for increasing mass and strength in the traps. Yes, there are several other movements that can be used to improve this area, such as […]

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Common Myths That Keep Women From Lifting Heavy

Common Myths That Keep Women From Lifting Heavy

Weight training has long been known to improve health, improve strength, step up vigor, and improve the physique. Men have been taking advantage of this fact for many years now, but many women have avoided weight training and continue to do so because they see it as a masculine thing meant to bulk up muscle. Many women have abstained from […]

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STOP Deadlifting Until You Learn How To Do THIS (Video)

STOP Deadlifting Until You Learn How To Do THIS (Video)

In this video, Alan Thrall explains a HUGE deadlift mistake mistake that could be causing you back pain and/or hindering your deadlift potential. He also explains how to correctly perform a Romanian Deadlift (RDL) The Romanian deadlift strengthens the back arch along with the glutes and hamstrings, but places somewhat less emphasis on the hamstrings because the knees remain bent throughout. Because […]

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V-Taper Upper Body Workout: Chest, Shoulders & Lats (Video)

V-Taper Upper Body Workout: Chest, Shoulders & Lats (Video)

  Looking to build a bigger chest, wide shoulders and lats, this workout will give you the V-taper you’re looking for. Using these 8 exercises, this 45 minute workout targets your chest and lats, while also building up some boulder shoulders.The workout combines weights and bodyweight exercises which can be swapped out to suit your needs and available equipment. The key to making […]

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Full Body Workout vs Split Routine (Video)

Full Body Workout vs Split Routine (Video)

There are both positives and negatives to split exercise routines and full body work outs. I understand how confusing and frustrating this question can be, especially for someone who is just starting in on their workout journey. There are a ton of smart trainers that I know who have great physiques and center their strength training workouts into split routines–yet […]

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Machines For Working Out: Are They Effective?

Machines For Working Out: Are They Effective?

When it comes to exercise, everyone is different and will have different fitness needs and limitations. Gyms usually house several variations of machines for similar exercises, but there are three main types: the Smith machine, the cable machine and the lever machine. There are pros and cons to using these machines so it’s important to incorporate the ones that will […]

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