The Mechanics of the Bench Press (updated July 2019)

What is a Bench Press? A bench press is probably one of the mot famous exercises among meatheads. At any given point, you will see someone with an overdeveloped chest loading a barbell with heavy plates. If you continue watching, you will see┬áthis fabulous meathead perform the bench press for far too many sets at … Read more The Mechanics of the Bench Press (updated July 2019)

Clean Eating V. Macronutrient Tracking (IIFYM) (updated July 2019)

What is “Clean Eating”? If you’ve heard someone on a diet speak about the food they eat, they’ve probably called their meals “clean”. Or, rather, they turn down food choices that they deem “unclean”. These “unclean” food choices are typically calorie dense foods, such as sweets and salty snacks; sugary, calorie dense beverages; white flour … Read more Clean Eating V. Macronutrient Tracking (IIFYM) (updated July 2019)

Myofascial Release (updated July 2019)

Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release? A Word on Muscle Fibers & Fascia If you train regularly, then your muscles are more than likely sore. They’re tight, tense, and hard to maneuver a few days after a workout. Sometimes, it feels like the muscle is so tight that it cannot move at all. This is because your … Read more Myofascial Release (updated July 2019)

The Best Protein Sources (updated July 2019)

What’s the Hype About Protein? In short, protein helps build muscles. Muscle fibers are made of protein, so incorporating more protein into the diet is essential. Typically, the amount of protein needed ranges from 0.8 – 1.2 grams per kilogram of bodyweight. Obviously, men need more and women need less. However, the amount needed is … Read more The Best Protein Sources (updated July 2019)

The Mechanics of Deadlifting (updated July 2019)

Mechanics of Deadlifting

What is a Deadlift? The Exercise Overview A deadlift is a compound power exercise, most commonly used by powerlifters. It engages more┬ámuscles during one movement than any other compound lift. This makes it ideal for not only strengthening those muscles, but also is more efficient for those who lift with a time constraint. Deadlifts are … Read more The Mechanics of Deadlifting (updated July 2019)