A Plant-based Diet for Fitness Buffs

You may want to become a vegetarian for various reasons, including ethical or environmental concerns, or simply because you’re seeking a faster route to better health. Perhaps one of your primary worries is whether you’ll be able to get enough protein in your diet to keep up with your active lifestyle? True, protein is the

Best Competition Bumper Plates

Best Competition Bumper Plates

Difference between competition bumper plates and standard bumper plates  As I mentioned above, I have already reviewed many standard/budget bumper plates such as AMGYM LB Bumper Plates, REP Fitness Black Bumper Plates, Titan Fitness LB Economy Black Bumper Plates, etc. They are good for beginners and intermediate-level trainers. Advanced trainers too can use them provided

CAP Barbell competition bumper plates

CAP Barbell Competition Bumper Plates Review

CAP Barbell competition bumper plates are a good option for casual trainers  Just like other affordable products such as Titan competition bumper plates, they are made of good quality virgin rubber with a steel disc at the center. The disc is made of two steel plates that are joined together using bolts. The steel hub

Eleiko IWF competition bumper plates

Eleiko Competition Bumper Plates Review

These are IWF approved bumper plates  The other competition bumper plates that I have reviewed recently are designed as per IWF standards but their manufacturers haven’t yet got them approved by IWF. That’s because it’s not easy to get IWF approval. Adhering to the dimensions and choice of material is one thing but passing the

Titan Elite bumper plates

Titan Fitness Elite Competition Bumper Plates Review

Titan Elite bumper plates may not be suitable for competition training  Don’t get us wrong. These are one of the best competition bumper plates for budget-conscious home gym owners. They are made of virgin rubber and have reinforced steel collars that prevent premature failure of the plates.  They are much better than Titan Fitness Economy

How to Set Up Neck Hammock

A neck hammock is the miracle of cervical traction that helps you get relief from the pain. It’s really safe to use and effectively reduces neck tension. It has a clever design that is comfortable and perfect for improving posture.  Using the neck hammock, you can relax your neck muscles through cervical traction. This will

Does Creatine Affect Penis Size?

Many weightlifters and bodybuilders employ creatine to increase their activities and performances with varying side effects. However, is one of the side effects observed on the penis? Many users have suggested that creatine has affected their penises, but first, what is creatine?  What is creatine? Creatine is an excellent supplement for improving gym performance because

Does Hugh Jackman Skip Leg Day?

Skipping leg day is a common weightlifting vice as many weight lifters pay very little attention to their lower body as they build their strength and muscles. Hugh Jackman has been accused of skipping leg days because of a few pictures making the rounds on the internet.  What does skipping leg day mean? Skipping leg

REP competition bumper plates

REP Fitness Competition Bumper Plates Review

REP Fitness competition bumper plates are made of patented steel inserts Just in case you don’t know, competition bumper plates have thicker, bigger steel core than training bumper plates. This core i.e. steel hub helps make the plates heavier while still maintaining a thin profile, so you can add more plates on each side of

Flooring Options for a Garage or Basement Home Gym With a Concrete Floor

Our Top Picks Summarized The Cheap and Easy Option #1: ProsourceFit Puzzle Exercise Mat The Cheap and Easy Option #2: Amazon Basics Interlocking Floor Mats The Expensive But High Quality Option: Gorilla Mats The Affordable and Popular Option: Horse Stall Mats  The Premium Twist on the Popular Option: Fit Floor mats from Tractor Supply Another

Is It Normal to Have a Large Visible Rib Cage

Many weightlifters commonly want to develop a wider upper body relative to their lower body to help them develop a Dorito build. However, some persons instead have a wider upper body because of large visible ribcages.   Many persons with large visible ribcages have often felt insecure about them, believing them to be abnormal. However, this

Is Bodybuilding.com’s Bodyfit Subscription Worth It?

Various weightlifting platforms leverage their expertise and experience to develop platforms to guide weightlifting beginners. One such platform is Bodybuilding’s Bodyfit subscription. However, many individuals have remarked various reviews regarding the subscription, including positive and negative reviews, leaving us to determine if it is generally worth it.  Bodybuilding’s Bodyfit subscription Bodybuilding’s Bodyfit program is the

Does Planet Fitness Have Kettlebells?

Planet fitness has a reputation for seemingly attracting only beginner weightlifters rather than more seasoned heavy lifters. As a result, Planet Fitness lacks some gym equipment that you would expect to find in a standard gym, especially equipment that caters to the weightlifting needs of seasoned lifters.  This reputation has led to general questions regarding

5 Energy-boosting Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Sticking to a consistent workout routine can be a challenge. Some days, finding the energy and motivation to move feels impossible— especially if you exercise after work or early in the morning. However, it’s essential to push through those days and find the power to perform.  Source: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-wearing-smartphone-armband-and-blue-earphones-2291874/ Here are five of the best energy-boosting

How to Bottom-up Squat and Why Would You Want to?

Bottom-up squats are squat variations that help increase mobility and go lower when performing squats. In this article, we dive deep into the benefits of doing bottom-up squats and how to get them right. Squats are a great fitness move for anyone who desires to be physically fit. Coordination of muscles in the upper body

Is There Any Way to Convert Bowflex Resistance to Pounds?

Over the years, various innovative products have come into play to open up muscle building to more than just gym-goers. One of such innovative products is the Bowflex home gym. This piece of muscle-building tech is a resistance exercise machine for developing strength and muscle. Because of the fundamentally peculiar way Bowflex works, various users

Does the Ab Ripper X Produce Results?

The core muscles are one of the most popular muscles in the body for muscle development because of their incredible aesthetic nature. As a result, many weightlifters target their abs for optimal development, resulting in various ab development programs. One of such programs is the P90X Ab Ripper X, and this article will explore its

Front Squat Alternatives

The front squat is one of the most effective lower-body workouts since it strengthens your core and back while also boosting mobility. Front squats focus on many muscles that aid in daily activities and athletic performance.  Many people look for alternatives because a standard front squat requires an additional front knee bend, which some people

Fringe Sport competition bumper plates

Fringe Sport Competition Bumper Plates Review

The overall construction of the Fringe Sport competition bumper plates is no less than the other top-notch expensive options  Just in case you are still guessing, they are made of high-quality virgin rubber.  All competition bumper plates are made of virgin rubber but the quality does vary widely. The quality of rubber used in Eleiko

Rogue Competition bumper plates

Rogue Competition Bumper Plates Review

The four most important factors that you should consider while buying competition bumper plates are:  Dead bounce  Strong and well-build steel core  Thinner profile so you can add more plates to the barbell. Very important if you want to train harder day by day High level of weight accuracy so you can better prepare for

The Best Budget Bumper Plates

The Best Budget Bumper Plates – Video Reviews Included

Don’t buy the steel plates that are coated with rubber and look almost the same as bumper plates  There are three types of weight plates; metal plates, metal plates coated with rubber, and bumper plates.  Metal plates are usually made of steel or cast iron. They are highly durable but they affect the durability of

AMGYM LB bumper plates

AMGYM LB Bumper Plates Review

AMGYM LB black bumper plates are an excellent choice for people who want to set up their home gym on a budget  As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, they are made of virgin rubber.  Just in case you don’t know; there are two types of rubber- crumb rubber and virgin rubber. Crumb

How to Get Fat Guy Calves Quickly

The calves are typically one of the most challenging muscles to build as a weightlifter. However, it is common for plus-sized to have larger and more aesthetic calves relative to slimmer people, despite not engaging in any specific weightlifting programs.  This article will explain the circumstances behind fat guy calves and how you can develop

Why Does Muscle Milk Taste So Bad?

Proteins are essential for muscle development, resulting in a general weightlifting need to consume around a certain amount of protein daily to aid muscle development. To ensure they meet their daily protein requirement, many weightlifters opt for protein shakes; however, many protein shake brands do not taste good – apparently including Muscle Milk. What is

What Is the Dorito Body Build?

Many fitness enthusiasts and regular people alike are enthralled by the Dorito build and subsequently desire it. This hype around the build has increased curiosity, and this article will explain exactly what the Dorito body build is.  The Dorito body build The Dorito body build describes a person who has a wide shoulder and thin

REP Fitness bumper plates

REP Fitness Black Bumper Plates Review

REP Fitness black bumper plates are a good investment for fitness enthusiasts and athletes on a budget  As mentioned above these weight plates are made of virgin rubber, which is much better than the cheaper ones that are made of crumb rubber.  Crumb rubber plates are the ones that are made by processing recycled rubber

Titan Fitness LB Economy bumper plates

Titan Fitness LB Economy Black Bumper Plates Review 

The low bounce rate of the Titan Fitness LB Economy black bumper plates makes them safer for your barbell  The above video will help you understand what low bounce means.  Basically, when dropped on the ground, the plates bounce back. This bounce can damage the plates as well as the spin and sleeves of the

The Best Folding Squat Racks

The Best Folding Squat Racks

What is a folding squat rack?  As obvious from its name, it is a full-size rack that can be folded when not in use.  Now, here’s the catch. Unlike power cages/squat racks that have a base, the folding ones have nothing that occupies the floor space. Instead, they occupy wall space. You need to mount

Titan T3 series independent squat stands

Titan T-3 Series Independent Squat Stand Review

What we love about Titan Fitness T-3 series independent squat stand Stability  Just like the Rogue independent squat stand we reviewed in our last blog, this one too has an extremely stable H-shaped base. The ends of the base are covered with rubber feet to protect your floor and to enhance its stability. Weight pegs are missing, which

Cyclists

Best Weight Training Exercises for Cyclists

When selecting the greatest cycling strength and conditioning exercises, you first consider what is required. Cycling is primarily aerobic, with one leg at a time and continual force production required. A strong core is necessary for handling your bike, climbing, and overall endurance. Numerous workouts can meet these demands, but a few targets the entire

Best Peanut Butter for Bulking

The protein and healthy fat content in peanut butter aid in bulking up. Managing the calorie intake along with your daily diet is key in bodybuilding. Many bodybuilders and elites alike have vouched for the effectiveness of peanut butter as a supplement for their bodybuilding diet. With more protein content, peanut butter is a staple

Fringesport Retractable Squat Rack

Fringesport Retractable Squat Rack Review

Fringesport retractable squat rack is a strong, durable, well-built product for garages and small homes  As mentioned above, it is made of 2” X 3 ” 11 gauge steel frame. The steel gauge is excellent but the tubing is less wide than other competitive products that use 3” X 3” frames. So is the weight-bearing

REP PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack

REP PR-4100 Folding Squat Rack Review

The Rep Fitness PR 4100 folding squat rack is available in two different depths  Nothing extraordinary about it because most competitive squat racks such as the Rogue Monster Lite series foldable wall-mount squat rack and Titan X-3 Series Folding Power Rack too are available in the same depths.  The two different depths help you buy

Titan X-3 Series Folding Power Rack

Titan X-3 Series Folding Power Rack Review

Titan X-3 series folding squat rack provides everything you can expect from high-end products such as Rogues’ but at a much lower price  That’s exactly why Titan Fitness has gained a lot of popularity during the pandemic when people are looking for affordable home gym equipment for setting up their own workout space.  The X-3

Rogue Monster Lite Series Foldable Wall-Mount Squat Rack

Rogue Monster Lite Series Foldable Wall-Mount Squat Rack Review

Rogue Monster Lite series foldable wall-mount racks are built like a beast The above image shows the two different depths in which the Rogue Monster Lite series RML-3W Fold Back Wall Mount Rack is available. The shorter depth is obviously meant for extremely compact spaces. These side posts, the uprights, and the stringers are made

Adderall Is Not a Safe Pre-workout

James works as a consultant in Silicon Valley with the additional responsibility of running a tech start-up. However, he wasn’t much of a fitness enthusiast until he found Adderall. He discovered that it helps him to focus better and makes exercises feel like a breeze.  Many people like James are finding out that a pre-workout

What’s the Best Way to Dissolve Protein Powder?

After a fantastic Deadlift or Squat session at the gym, your body’s muscles need to get the proper protein and nutrients. Protein drinks and shakes are the ideal post-workout recovery nutrition sources, but using clumpy, gritty powder won’t make your drink taste good.  Try a few different types of protein powder until you find one

Shoulder Press – Dumbbell Vs. Machine – Which Is Better?

Muscle mass and endurance can be improved by weight training because of the wide range of equipment alternatives available. You can achieve specific fitness gains with different types of equipment.  Free weights like dumbbells, for example, offer some advantages that stacked weight machines do not, while the latter also provide some benefits that dumbbells do

Are Long Arms a Problem in Bodybuilding?

“Do you even lift?” is the most crucial question in strength training, followed by “How much bench do you have?” However, if you’re a serious lifter, you’ve probably done a bench press. Although your 1-3RM may be impressive, you may find it challenging to achieve your desired numbers if your limbs are excessively lengthy. As

What’s Better: High or Low Top Converse for Lifting?

Both high and low top converse/ chucks are good picks for weightlifting. However, factoring in your needs and preferences based on the guidelines we provide would help you decide which one works best for you. Converse shoes have been around since the 1920s and had already become a staple by the 1940s. Famous for their

Best Independent Squat Stands For Your Home Gym

Best Independent Squat Stands For Your Home Gym – Video Reviews Included

Here, we would sum up their difference in one sentence: power cages or racks usually have two or four connected legs meant to provide you ultimate stability and safety. Squat stands, on the other hand, are meant to help you rack and unrack them.  Here is their detailed comparison:   Criteria Squat stand  Squat rack/power rack/power cage

Valor Fitness BD-9 squat stand

Valor Fitness BD-9 Independent Squat Stands Review

Valor Fitness BD-9 independent squat stand is suitable only for beginners  It is not as durable and stable as the Fringesport squat stands or the Bells of steel squat stands. That’s because the steel used for these stands is not solid enough to hold really heavy weight. But, it works for people who have no

Bells of Steel squat stands

Bells Of Steel Squat Stands 3.0 Review

Bells of Steel squat stands are solid enough for almost every home gym owner except athletes  As mentioned above, the frame is made of 12 gauge steel, which is a pretty standard quality used for making almost all good quality home gym products. 12 gauge steel is solid enough to last for years of use,

Fringesport independent squat stand

Fringesport Independent Squat Review

FringeSport independent squat stands are built to last years of rough use  They have a 2” X 3” 11 gauge steel frame, which is rated for 1000 lbs. Affordable squat stands or squat racks are typically made of 2” X 2” 12 gauge steel but this one is thicker and stronger, indicating that it is

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand 2.0

Rogue S-4 Squat Stand 2.0 Review

Before we provide you with more details on Rogue’s squat stands, let’s first understand the difference between independent squat stands and Olympic squat rack (also known as power rack or squat cage).  Squat stand versus squat rack/power rack/squat cage A lot of people assume they are the same thing but they aren’t. Squat stands have

Sunny Health & Fitness half rack

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-BH6802 Half Rack

Sunny Health and Fitness SF-BH6802 half rack is an all-in-one equipment for your home gym  Titan T3 series half racks and Rogue Fitness SML Monster lite half racks come with only a pair of j-hooks. You have to buy everything separately including the spotter arms. But, the Sunny Health and Fitness half rack comes with

What’s the Deal With Squatz and Oatz?

Building your muscle mass involves more than just lifting heavy weights all day, every day, as there are more essential factors involved. One such factor is what you eat, precisely, how much you eat.  As a result, many fitness enthusiasts have carved out the squats and oats mantra, implying that eating (a lot of) oats

Shoulder Press – Dumbbell Vs. Machine – Which Is Better?

The shoulder press is an essential, popular, age-old exercise among weightlifters. This is because the shoulder press is an excellent exercise for strengthening your shoulders and upper back.  You can typically perform the exercise with dumbbells or a should press machine, both with varying advantages and disadvantages. This article will look into these differences to

Can You Burn a Lot of Calories Stocking Shelves?

There is a natural and interesting relationship between your daily activities and how many calories you burn. As a result, many people have become interested in how many calories they potentially lose as they go about their daily activities and occupations.  How calories work  Calories are how we measure the amount of energy in a

How to Increase the Size of Your Small Rear Delts?

Not knowing what to do with your bulked up body and an embarrassingly small set of rear delts is very frustrating. Your rear delts require individual attention for them to look strong and developed. Here’s a definitive guide to building the well-defined physique you are looking for. The deltoids in general are easy muscles to

Best Half Racks for Your Home Gym

The Best Half Racks for Your Home Gym – Video Reviews Included

Why a Half Rack? It’s no secret that I prefer a Full Squat Rack. But even I have to admit that there are times when a half rack can be a better option: 1. Takes up less space A half rack can be a great option for reducing your foot print when you do not have a lot of

8 Non-obvious Benefits of Having an Exercise Routine

For many of us, a fitness routine is for getting into better shape and perhaps losing a little weight. But did you know that these aren’t the only benefits to having an exercise routine? Continue on below to learn more about the non-obvious benefits of scheduling in some exercise every day! Better Stress Management Working

Why It’s Not Wise to Work Your Chest 3 Times a Week

When most of us think of a typical bodybuilder physique, the first thing that comes to mind is a set of well-developed chest muscles. The chest muscles are the first ones to be noticed due to their positioning on the body and their sheer size. Almost everyone who goes to the gym is focused on

What Is Dirty Cutting?

When people talk about cutting or gaining, they usually do it as if these were black and white concepts. Even I used to think so before I got deep into it. I used to start cutting and along with it came clean eating and healthy habit formation. But soon I realized that there was more

How to Prevent Pre Workout Panic Attacks?

Pre-workout supplements consist of ingredients like caffeine and bitter orange extract that can cause panic attacks during your workout sessions. Taking precautions and identifying the risk factors greatly help in curbing your anxiety.  How many of you have felt jitteriness, dizziness or an unusual heart rate during workouts? If you are one of them, it

Can You Get Results From Using Dumbbells Only?

This is a question that has been asked for years. Dumbbells are a type of weight training equipment that can be used by anyone for weight training. However, the results of using dumbbells alone will vary depending on the person’s level of fitness. Recent studies show that adjustable dumbbells are the top fitness product on

How to Reduce Stretch Marks Around Your Abs

Stretch marks occur whenever the skin cannot keep up with the growth of the tissues beneath it. We gain and lose weight rapidly, so we are often left with stretch marks across our belly which is the fastest growing tissue. You can treat belly stretch marks very easily, but if you start the treatment before

How to Survive a Panic Attack During a Workout?

It is absolutely crucial that you understand how to handle panic attacks during a workout. If you are experiencing a panic attack, it could be because your exercise plan is too intense for your current fitness level. It is important to know what triggers you so that you can find a different routine that will

Best Squat Racks for Your Home Gym

Best Squat Racks for Your Home Gym

Things to consider while buying a squat rack Quality of steel used for making the frame  Needless to mention, the quality of steel will determine the racks’ durability. Fragile frames will bend or sway too much under heavy weights. If you are lifting more than 400lbs, you must buy power cages that are made of

Titan series squat rack

Titan Series Power Rack Review

Titan Series power rack has to be bolted down to the floor for use  This is not a flaw. The manufacturer has intentionally not come up with an alternative way of using it.  That’s because the Titan series power rack is meant for hardcore training sessions and when you are lifting so heavy, even a

Titan X 3 series power rack

Titan Fitness X-3 Series Bolt-Down Power Rack Review

Titan X 3 series power rack provides everything that you get with more expensive racks but at half their price  The frame is made of 3”X 3” 11 gauge steel, which is the gold standard for any squat rack that is meant for heavy-duty use by bodybuilders, military persons, athletes, etc. It is rated for

Titan T 3 series squat rack

T-3 Series Power Rack

Don’t have a lifting platform on which you can anchor this squat rack? Here is how you can build a weightlifting platform at home.  Need a squat rack that is shorter than this one? You can go with the Titan T3 series short squat rack which is just 72” tall. Or maybe you can buy

Rep Fitness PR 5000

Rep Fitness PR-5000 Power Cage Review

Rep Fitness PR 5000 squat cage is built like a tank  The 3″ X 3″ uprights are really thick and heavy-duty. This type of frame is pretty standard for commercial-grade products, so you can be assured that it can truly support all your training needs.  The paint job is well done using robotic welding and

Rep Fitness PR 4000

Rep Fitness PR-4000 Power Rack Review

Rep Fitness PR 4000 is one of the best value, higher-end power racks we have come across  You can buy these in 4-posts and in 6-posts design. The 6 ones (see the image below) are basically extensions for storing weights so you don’t have to bolt the rack to the floor. However, we (and the

Rogue R Series Racks

Rogue R Series Racks Review

The holes on the uprights are not numbered And we don’t like it. Rogue R series racks do not fall under the best affordable squat racks category. They are heavy-duty equipment meant for people who rather take their workouts seriously. The manufacturer should have at least numbered the holes so you don’t have to remember

Rogue RM Series Monster Racks

Rogue RM Series Monster Racks Review

Rogue RM series Monster racks have large footprints  Image Source: Rogue Fitness And, that’s quite understandable. The Rogue Monster racks are meant for heavy-duty use, possibly commercial use. They are meant for advanced trainers, athletes, bodybuilders, military personnel, and those who have to train hard so that they can keep up with their daily life. 

Rogue RML-3 Monster Lite Rack Review

Rogue RML Series (Monster Lite) Rack Review

Why did we choose Rogue RML-3 squat rack We have used quite a few 2” X 2” and 2” X 3” squat racks in the past.  We have used the Fitness Reality 810XLT / Progear 1600 Ultra Strength Power Rack. It was good but it used to wobble a bit while doing pullups. The TDS Power Rack is

What Is a 4×12 Workout?

There are different ways that people carry out their workouts across the world, based on their personal preferences, themuscles they target, and other essential factors. However, a common ground in all forms of workouts is that it is divided into sets and reps. One such division is the 4×12 routine workout.  The 4×12 Workout  The

What Does PR Mean in the Gym?

In 2009, Usain Bolt ran the fastest time ever recorded for the 100m in Berlin, setting a WR – world record and a PR – personal record of 9.58 seconds. A gym PR means the same as it is simply your personal record on a particular activity in the gym. As a result, you can

Is a 60-degree Incline Bench Useful?

The 60-degree incline bench is a staple of many standard and home gyms because of its unique benefits and body exercises. Many weightlifters generally shy away from the bench because it is almost vertical and may work other muscles than intended. Nevertheless, the 60-degree bench is useful for hitting several muscles. What are Incline Bench

Are Cheerios Complex Carbs?

Complex carbs and simple carbs have been the buzzword in the fitness community for quite some time. Almost every newbie goes through a phase where they run from simple carbs like the plague itself. The problem with this approach, however, is that most people aren’t able to differentiate between simple and complex carbs.  Even those

How to Lose Man Boobs Quickly!

For most men, the most embarrassing thing to wear is usually a tight-fitting t-shirt. As soon as you make a man wear a t-shirt that hugs their body, they’ll start getting conscious. They’ll be continuously worried about their nipples showing through the thin fabric of the t-shirt. How do I know about it, you ask?

Which Is Better: Chin Up Vs Lat Pulldown?

If you want to build lats like that of a viper and a back that looks like a Christmas tree, you must’ve heard about two exercises- the chin-up and the lat pulldown. If you haven’t even heard of these exercises or are just starting out, you’ve got a long road ahead of you. Don’t close

Tricep Pushdown Elbow Pain – How to Fix It?

Performing particular tricep exercises puts stress on the joint, one of the most common causes of elbow pain. Even though pushdowns might be painful, heavy pressing should be avoided, such as close-grip bench presses and skull smashes. It’s a good idea to read this instruction if your triceps workout causes your elbow to click, crack,

Are Heavy or Lighter Lat Pull Downs Better?

It is considered a compound exercise since the lat pulldown traverses numerous joints and involves more than one muscle group. It is a terrific option if you’re looking to target muscle groups that the Big Four don’t cover.  Using compound workouts instead of isolation exercises will help you burn more calories in a shorter period.

Are There Benefits To The Double Underhand Deadlift?

Deadlifts are a popular exercise among weightlifters. It is effective in strengthening your glutes, hamstrings, hips, and upper and lower back. However, like any other exercise, the form and technique to do deadlifts is important.  You may think it is as simple as picking up barbells and performing deadlifts but there is more to it.

Why You Shouldn’t Deadlift With Hexagon Weight Plates

Commonly termed hex plates, hexagon weight plates are quite annoying to work with for most lifters. They make deadlifting harder than it already is and add nothing but worry to the workout. If your gym doesn’t have hex plates, you’re lucky to not have experienced working out with them. However, if you have recently just

People With Abs Sitting Down: How You Can Be One of Them

Having abs while sitting down is a dream for many people. Most people that have achieved a flat stomach, complain of having fat folds as they sit down. It is a common occurrence and there is a good reason for it. As you stand, the body is stretched and the abdominal fat stretches over a

The Best Planet Fitness Memes

Planet Fitness is one of the largest and most popular gym chains across states.  It is popular for its equipment and trainers. However, one thing that planet fitness prides itself on is the non-judgmental policy of the gym. No matter how non-judgmental they say they are, not everyone believes their philosophy towards workouts. Most of

Jeff Nippard's Training Programs - A Review

Jeff Nippard’s Training Programs – A Review

Jeff Nippard, the 31 year old modern-day Hercules, is a role model for millions of people who want to build an enviable drug-free body.  He has set unbelievable PRs in strength training, which includes 518 lbs deadlift, 502lbs squat, and 336 lbs deadlift. With more than 2.7 million social media followers, his science-based workout videos

What Is the Best Rack Pulls Alternative?

Alternate forms of well-known exercises are frequently employed in strength training to supplement other areas of training. A weighted barbell is placed on a power rack in the rack pull and lifted by grasping it and extending one’s hips to full lockout, as in the deadlift. It’s a great way to build pulling strength that

Is a 30 or 45 Degree Incline Bench Better?

Setting the angle of the incline bench is a prerequisite for performing the lift. Because you may adjust some benches, you’ll have to pick one that works best for you. So, which is better 30 or 45 degree incline bench? The angle is determined by the muscles being targeted. Some benches have a fixed 45-degree

Can You Get a Lump on Your Back From Squats?

The lump on your upper back that develops after doing high-bar squats isn’t usually a cause for concern. However, it is important to know why you might experience it and how to avoid it.  Weightlifters, your training sessions require explosiveness, focus and precision. For an onlooker it might not look like much, but weightlifting is

Rep Fitness PR-1050 Review

Features and specifications of Rep Fitness PR 1050 squat rack  Dimensions: 72” high X 58” wide X 48” deep Weight: 123lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 700lbs  Frame: 2” X 2” 14 gauge steel  Accessories included: dual pull up bar, a pair of weight horns, a pair of j-hooks, and a pair of safety catches Has 2” space

Rep Fitness PR 1000 sqaut rack

Rep Fitness PR-1000 Rack Review 

Features and Specifications of the REP Fitness PR-1000 squat rack  Dimensions: 48L x 48W x 83H inches  Weight: 133lbs Weight-bearing capacity: 700lbs Frame is made of 2” X 2” 14 gauge steel  Accessories include: a pair of j-hooks, a dual pull up bar, a pair of pipe and pin safeties Has 2” hole spacing. The

Rogue Echo series rack

Rogue Echo Series Racks Review

The Rogue Echo series has just two products (at the time of writing the article); the RE3 and the RE4 racks. The Rogue RE4 squat racks are heavier and have a wider footprint than the RE3. That’s the only difference between them.  Rogue Echo Series racks are the best available options for athletes on a

Don’t Skip Workouts But Do This Instead

Do you know what most people do on their busy days/weeks? Yes, you are right!  They miss their meals. Plus, they miss their 8-hour sleep.  But, before that, they skip their workouts. And, that’s not acceptable no matter how busy you are.  A study conducted by the World Health Organization states that 1 out of

Crossfit Is Bullshit? True or False?

Time and time again, we’ve seen the rise and fall of fads in the fitness industry. These fad diets and workouts usually start off with a bang and suddenly disappear without a whisper. One such fad that we witnessed a few years ago was Crossfit. With their AMRAP workouts and pretentious terminologies like WOD, Crossfit

Can Big Guys Have Abs?

Can Big Guys Have Abs?

Most people don’t believe that they can have abs at higher body fat levels. This is simply not true and the myth needs to be dispelled in this article. Whenever we think of abs, usually only one picture pops into our mind. That picture is of a highly shredded individual with very low body fat.

What Is an Arm Dominant Physique?

Growing huge arms or sculpting your back like a cobra are 2 very different but achievable goals. All you need is some knowledge and a suitable training plan. If you’ve ever walked into a gym where the people actually exercise and train, you’ll notice a variety of physiques. Unlike the extremely fat people who mostly

Is Planet Fitness a Scam?

For many fitness enthusiasts, their gym is as important as their diet and weightlifting habits. This is because your weightlifting environment plays a significant role in your fitness journey. It can provide you with ample motivation and support for your discipline. On the other hand, it can distract you or directly stunt your development with

Is It Good or Bad to Keep Your Abs Flexed All Day?

What are core muscles?  Core or abdominal muscles are the muscles that lie within the back and abdominals, attaching to the pelvis or spine. They are a set of strong bands of muscles that line the walls of your abdomen. The core muscles include five primary muscles: the rectus abdominus (your abs), pyramidalis, external and

Are Crooked Abs Something to Worry About?

Your abs or rectus abdominis is a primary muscle in your abdominal region. It travels from your pubic bones to your ribs and protects your internal organs. The rectus abdominis appears as a pair, and each pair divides into three segments of connective tissues, which many colloquially refer to as the six-pack.  A six-pack requires

Bench Press – Should You Touch Your Chest or Only Go to 90 Degrees?

There is a good chance you’ve done the barbell bench press at some point. Lean, strong chest males utilize the barbell bench press to benchmark their strength and magnificence.  They frequently push their pals, exaggerate their ability to bench 100 pounds more than they actually can, and always begin their first session of the week

Should You Keep Running While Bulking?

Cardio is the best form of exercise for fat loss and cardiovascular health. Many lifters, however, do not want to reduce their calorie excess. Therefore they exclude cardio from their bulking phase. After a workout, your body does require a little more fuel to help it develop muscle. Too much long-distance running can cause your

Go Heavy or Go Home – What Are 55 Lb Barbells for?

Are you an experienced weight lifter or a bodybuilder? Have you just recently taken the membership at your local gym?  No matter what your experience in the fitness industry is, there are a few exercises that you are surely going to perform.  Bench Press  Squats  Shoulder Press  Deadlifts These are compound workouts and are considered

Can You Be a Fat Guy With Abs?

Having abs is an ultimate fitness goal for many people but it is not an easy feat to achieve. A chiseled midsection is without doubt quite appealing but not everyone has the discipline or genes to get it.  Other factors like body fat percentage and exercise also play a key role in determining whether you