how to deadlift

How To Deadlift: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide

The deadlift is one of the best exercises for developing overall back and core strength. It targets your entire posterior chain, hamstring, glutes, and even your traps, making it a fantastic all around exercise for developing strength and building muscle. This exercise can take a few months to get comfortable

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how to bench press

How To Bench Press: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide

The bench press is one of the best exercises for developing overall upper body strength. It works your entire chest, your shoulders, and your triceps. However, although it can seem pretty simple, there is more complexity to the barbell bench press than many people realize. If your approach to the

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How To Squat

How To Squat: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide

Are you looking for a straightforward, step-by-step guide on how to squat properly? If so, then you’re in the right place! The squat – and especially the barbell squat – is one of the best exercises for developing overall leg and core strength. It works the quadriceps, gluteal muscles, adductor

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muscle hypertrophy

What Is Muscle Hypertrophy & How Does It Work?

Do you know what muscle hypertrophy means? Even if you haven’t heard the term before, you can probably make a pretty good guess… Simply put, muscle hypertrophy is just the technical term for muscle growth. But while that part is fairly clear cut, the wider topic itself can be pretty

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warm up before lifting weights

A Simple Way To Warm Up Before Lifting Weights

Many guys skip out on properly warming up, and tend to jump right into lifting heavy weights. This is not a good idea! Warming up is an absolutely essential part of weight lifting properly, and neglecting it can lead to unnecessary, painful setbacks. Yup, I can pretty much guarantee that

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turn fat into muscle

Why You Can’t Turn Fat Into Muscle

When it comes to getting in shape, the majority of people are looking for 2 specific types of changes. They want to lose some degree of fat, and add some degree of muscle. And while everyone will have different priorities and goals, the fact remains that these are the 2

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muscle building mistake

Avoid This Common Mistake When Trying to Build Muscle

Today I’m going to talk about a common muscle building mistake that I frequently see guys making. In fact, this particular mistake can actually turn into a pretty big problem for many guys that are trying to put on strength and muscle. Left unchecked, it is a problem that can

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muscle fibers

How Fast Twitch & Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers Are Different

Did you know that the muscle fibers in your body aren’t all the same? In fact, you actually have several distinct types of muscle fibers, which are adapted for different forms of movement and exercise. Many guys know of these as ‘fast twitch’ and ‘slow twitch’ muscle fibers, but there

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weight lifting goals

What Are Some Realistic Weight Lifting Goals To Aim For?

As personal trainers, we are often asked about long-term weight lifting goals. That is, how much should you aim to lift in each of your major exercises – such as the squat, bench press, deadlift, and military press – and how long should it take for you to get there?

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