• 6 Best Trap Bar Exercises That Aren't Deadlifts or Shrugs

    6 Best Trap Bar Exercises That Aren't Deadlifts or Shrugs

    The trap bar was invented by Al Gerard back in the late 1980s as an easier way to do shrugs and that’s how the trap bar got its name. And who doesn’t like training the traps, the biceps of the upper back? A big pair of traps a like a cherry on top of a…
  • 'Coach Sarah' Will Take Your Kettlebell Training to the Next Level

    'Coach Sarah' Will Take Your Kettlebell Training to the Next Level

    Over the last decade, kettlebell training has become increasingly popular, making its way into bootcamps and CrossFit classes across the globe. Yet somehow, the full-body conditioning tool is often overlooked and underutilized in regular fitness routines. As an effective strength training alternative to dumbbells and barbells, the kettlebell is a fantastic way to shape up…
  • Strongman Mark Felix is Record-Breaking Proof That It's Never Too Late

    Strongman Mark Felix is Record-Breaking Proof That It's Never Too Late

    Mark Felix entered the world of strongman competition at 37. Now in his late 50's Felix is still crushing the competition and records. Find out how he does it.
  • An Updated Guide on Training Truths and Muscle Myths

    An Updated Guide on Training Truths and Muscle Myths

    The golden age of bodybuilding (think Arnold Schwarzenegger before Terminator and Predator) produced much of the training wisdom that trickled down to everyday lifters in commercial gyms. They were ahead of the curve and the science, figuring out a lot of what you use in today’s workouts. Many of the classic ideas also missed the…
  • These 5 Partial ROM Exercises Will Get You Back To Full Strength

    These 5 Partial ROM Exercises Will Get You Back To Full Strength

    Back in the 1800s, strongmen used a partial range of motion (ROM) exercises to impress the crowds with their feats of strength. Those old-school, strongman show-offs knew they could lift more weight, but the enthusiastic crowds didn’t know. Then partial range of motion exercises became all the rage in the ‘70s when power racks became…
  • Here Are The Core Reasons Why You Should Never Forget Your Obliques

    Here Are The Core Reasons Why You Should Never Forget Your Obliques

    Here we’ll dive into the oblique muscles anatomy and function, the benefits of training them, and 3 exercises to strengthen the obliques.
  • Up Your Bentover Row Game with These 3 Variations

    Up Your Bentover Row Game with These 3 Variations

    The barbell bentover row is the mack daddy of all the rowing variations. It strengthens your upper and lower back, shoulders, biceps, forearms, and grip. Plus, being in the hip-hinge position under load for time improves your lower and upper back endurance. Guess what that’s good for? You guessed it, your deadlift. If you have…
  • Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Shedding Fat? Why Not Do Both?

    Is Cardio or Strength Training Better for Shedding Fat? Why Not Do Both?

    We iron out the details of how and when to use and separate cardio and strength training methods to complement your goals and physique.
  • Here's Why You Should Be Adding Deficit Deadlifts to Your Workout

    Here's Why You Should Be Adding Deficit Deadlifts to Your Workout

    Learn what a deficit deadlift exercise is, how to do it, the muscles trained, the benefits, and how to add it to your programming.
  • These Top 3 Resistance Band Exercises Will Improve Your Big 3 Lifts

    These Top 3 Resistance Band Exercises Will Improve Your Big 3 Lifts

    Increase your strength, power, and muscle-building potential without the stress of adding more plates with these top 3 barbell band exercises.