dumbbell training to include in workouts

Benefits of Dumbbell Training (Why You Need It in Your Workout)

Step foot into any commercial gym and you'll see them. Depending on their age, you'll see rows and rows of grey, black, or rubber matte - maybe a little rust color to add character. The untrained e...
mobility during an active recovery week

Benefits of an Active Recovery Week: Better Performance and Gains

Are you feeling run down and sore? Are you struggling to make gains in the gym? If so, it might be time for a rest week. When it comes to exercise, many people think that more is always better. Thi...
military member sleeping to prepare for training

A Guide to Get Enough Sleep for Optimal Weight Training Results

If you're serious about weight training, then you know that sleep is just as important as the time you spend in the gym. A lack of sleep can actually hinder your results and make it difficult for y...
wall ball throws to train stabilization muscles

How to Train Stabilizer Muscles for Better Performance

Do you ever feel like your muscles are too wobbly during exercises that challenge your stability and balance? For example, every time you perform a single-leg deadlift, maybe you feel like your leg...
sled drag exercise

Sled Drag vs. Sled Pull vs. Sled Push: The Ultimate Guide

Do you think that sleds are only meant to be dragged by huskies? Think again! Sled drags are one of the most underrated exercises that you can do. And that is a shame because sled drags are one of ...
lean meat versus red meat

Red Meat vs Lean Meat: Which Should You Eat?

Remember the old days of bodybuilding when every muscle-bound lifter swore by steak and eggs? Then there was the period in the late 80s, early 90s when saturated fat was vilified, and almost overni...
lifting straps being used for barbell exercises

How to Use Lifting Straps: A Complete Guide

Are you looking for a way to take your lifting game up a notch? Maybe you're starting to move heavier weights and you want to make sure you're able to safely do so. You may want to consider using ...
doing pullups with a chain to build muscle

Fast Twitch vs. Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers: A Complete Guide

One of the first things that most people come across during their fitness research journey is the two different types of muscle fibers. Probably not a stretch to assume you've heard the terms, "slo...
intense workout that can cause lactic acid buildup

Does Lactic Acid Cause Soreness? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Do you ever feel really sore after a workout? Like, so sore that you can hardly move? For years, the fitness community - even credible scientists - blamed lactic acid buildup. Lactic acid is a natu...