The Full Squat Versus The Half Squat: Choosing The Right Lower Body Exercise For You

When it comes to strength training the barbell squat is, without question, one of the best movements you can do for mobility and overall strength. However, there are a lot of ways you can do this important exercise, and some may not be as effective or safe as others. That …

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Are There Any Benefits To Deadlifts With A Trap Bar vs Straight Barbell?

Deadlifts are one of the best exercises you can do. Period. They engage your hamstrings and lower back as primary movers, and everything else in your body as a stabilizer. Unfortunately, poor form under a heavy load on the deadlift can lead to back pain or serious injury – and …

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Crunches vs Planks: Which Is Better for Abdominal Strength and Six Packs?

Having a shredded midsection is the primary goal of several gym rats, from yoga moms to meatheads. However, a defined six pack doesn’t come easy, it takes a lot of hard work and time in the gym. But what’s the best way to get there? There will always be debate …

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How To Fix Wrist Pain During Bench Press

The bench press is probably the most popular exercise in bodybuilding. Whether you first performed it in gym class in high school or at a big box gym when you made the decision to get in shape, this movement has very likely to have crossed your path before. This is …

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Is An Ab Wheel Actually Effective At Building Core Strength?

In this day and age, there is no shortage of fitness fads and scams. Infomercials, in-store promos and online advertisements are abundant can actually be convincing until you buy the product and realize it doesn’t do a thing for you and your 3 easy payments of $19.99 just went down …

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Deadlifts vs Squats: Which Powerful Move Is The King Of All Exercises?

The lion is the king of the jungle, the great white shark is the king of the ocean and Budweiser is the king of beer – but who is king of the gym? Both called kings by their respective kingdoms are deadlifts and squats. Both sides have different arguments on …

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The Best Foam Roller Exercises For Thoracic Spine Mobilization

Some of the most overlooked aspects of fitness aren’t involved with the actual lifts or exercises, or even the diet associated with whatever goals are being pursued. Muscle preparation and corrective stretching are some of the most under-appreciated properties of the building and maintenance of a balanced and healthy physique. …

Hammer Curls vs Bicep Curls: Is One Better Than The Other?

Many people start lifting to get big arms. Having a nice set of guns is the end-goal for many lifters out there, that’s why you see so many inexperienced lifters cranking out set after set of the same type of curls. However, when you’re in pursuit of an enviable pair …

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Dips vs Bench Press: Which Is Best For Building Chest Muscle?

Having a good chest, along with being one of the pinnacles of bodybuilding and fitness in general, is difficult to achieve. Symmetry, definition and fullness in your pectoral muscles isn’t achieved by doing 10 pushups a day, it takes a lot of grueling hours in the gym. Of course, with …