May 26

Which Is the Best BCAA Ratio for Muscle Growth & Repair

If you’ve been weight training for any length of time, you’ve probably heard that branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) play an important role in building muscle and losing fat. They are one of the most extensively researched workout supplements. However, to [...]

May 22

Underhand Cable Pulldown: See What Happens When You Flip Your Grip

One of the most well-known, ubiquitous exercises in any gym is the lat pulldown, usually done with a wide, overhand grip. But have you ever considered flipping your grip and doing an underhand cable pulldown? What Is an Underhand Cable [...]

May 04

Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week begins each year on Mother’s Day. Its purpose is to encourage women to make their own health a priority. The 18th annual National Women's Health Week is celebrated May 14 – 20, 2017. What is National [...]

May 01

Add Face Pulls to Your Program

When you first started lifting weights, gains came fast, and it seemed like you could do anything. Bench three days a week? No problem. Heavy behind the neck presses with a spotter? It’s on. Then, something anyone but you could [...]

Apr 25

Fire Hydrant Exercise to Sculpt Your Glutes & Thighs

Popular among people looking for a firmer butt, the fire hydrant exercise is almost instantly recognizable to anyone who has ever watched an exercise video. But why should every serious athlete perform the ubiquitous exercise? What Is a Fire Hydrant [...]

Apr 17

21 Power Charged Nitric Oxide Foods to Increase Workout Performance

One of the most important molecules for the health of your blood vessels is Nitric Oxide (NO). In fact, doctors have prescribed nitroglycerin to patients with chronic chest pain or coronary artery disease for years. Nitroglycerin gets converted into NO. [...]

Apr 10

Barbell Front Raise: A Complete Blueprint with Tips

Nothing gets looks like full, capped deltoid muscles. Well-developed deltoids can give you that aesthetic X-physique desired by almost everyone as the muscle mass of your shoulders will make your waist look narrower. Although overhead pressing should be the foundation [...]

Mar 29

Seated Tricep Press Exercises

If I had a dollar for every time my coach told me “Don’t skimp on the triceps,” well, I’d have a lot of dollars. It’s not just about arm size (although that’s not a bad thing), there are many performance-based [...]

Mar 22

What You Need to Know About Progressive Overload

Incorporating progressive overload into your program will ensure that you continue to make gains. If you find that your gains are lagging, or worse, non-existent, it could be because you are no longer challenging yourself. Skeletal muscle gets stronger and [...]

Mar 15

Drop Sets: Amplify Your Workout Results

When my coach first added drop sets to my program, I’ll admit I was less than thrilled. I mean, bench press until failure, then bench some more? Even with lighter weights it didn’t sound like a lot of fun. Then [...]