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5 Goblet Squat Benefits and Why You Should Do Them

Goblet squats are an excellent leg exercise that have been gaining popularity in recent years. You may have seen this movement being done in your local gym and wondered if it’s something you should add to your routine. Below are five goblet squat benefits and why yes, you should be doing them. Goblet Squats are […]

Is the DB Pullover a Chest or Back Exercise?

The DB pullover is an old school exercise you don’t often see anymore. Once a popular staple of bodybuilding programs, many credited a good portion of their aesthetics (including their v-taper) to the DB pullover. However, some say it’s a chest exercise while others say it’s for the back. Which is it? Before we begin, […]

11 Squat Motivation Tips for Leg Day

Squats are one of the most effective exercises, but they are also the one people most often dread. If this sounds familiar, these 11 squat motivation tips will help keep you going. #1. Do them Anyway If you wait until you are motivated to do squats, you might never perform them. As such, one of […]

Don’t Make these Triceps Training Mistakes

The triceps are one of the hardest muscle groups to train for many people. If you do not wish to make things harder than necessary, you must avoid making these top five triceps training mistakes. #1. Not Focusing on All Three Muscle Heads Triceps have three muscle heads, and all of them must be worked […]

How Does Sports Training Compare to Bodybuilding?

There are two types of people in the gym with high levels of physical fitness: bodybuilders and athletes. Although sports training and bodybuilding will both increase your fitness level, there is actually quite a bit of difference between the way each one is done. Here are some things you should know about how sports training […]

50 Gym Motivation Quotes to Keep you Going

Even the most dedicated among us sometimes suffer from a lack of motivation. Here are some gym motivation quotes you can use to regain your focus should you find yourself struggling. Gym Motivation Quotes #1. Doing what people say you can’t do is one of life’s biggest pleasures. #2. “If it jiggles, it’s fat.” – […]

The Benefits of Lunges Might Surprise You

Though they’re not necessarily uncommon, you might be surprised at all the benefits of lunges. An excellent addition to any lower body workout, they’re great for bodybuilders who want to improve muscle quality and they’re great for sports players who want to focus on working one leg at a time to improve athleticism. Read on […]

Improve your Body Composition with these 10 Tips

Most diets are concerned only with weight loss and not with improving body composition. However, healthy weight loss should involve losing fat rather than muscle in addition to slimming down. These tips are designed to help you improve your physique in a healthy, positive way. #1. Write Down Everything you Eat This will help you […]

Why You Should Include Dumbbell Flies In Your Chest Routine

Pretty much every lifter does some sort of bench pressing in their chest routine. This is really no surprise as compound movements like the bench press are such good strength and muscle builders. However, you also often see lifters doing dumbbell flies. Have you ever wondered why? Below is a list of three reasons why […]

31 Best Motivational Workout Songs of All Time

When it comes to working out, we all need a little motivation. The daily grind gets tough without a little help coming from our ear buds. Some days you just need a little push to get your butt off the couch; others days you need to get in the zone to hit that squat PR […]

Challenge Yourself with these Worldwide Fitness Events

Getting in the best shape of your life is even more rewarding when you are preparing for a challenging fitness event. If travel is also a high priority for you, start training now for one of these 7 fitness events held around the globe. #1. Tough Mudder, Worldwide Hailed as being “10-12 miles of mud […]

What are Calisthenics?

Whether you’re looking to get fit at home, at the gym, or with the help of a personal trainer, chances are good that you’ll hear a lot about different types of exercises and how they can benefit you. If you find yourself asking “what are calisthenics?”, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll […]

Smart Coaching – The Future of Personal Fitness?

Market research suggests that 61% of wearable technologies are sports and fitness trackers. A new generation of smart clothing has also been introduced to help people better manage their workouts. Smart coaching involves online personal trainers using data from gadgets and smart clothing to assist their clients, and is likely to become the future of […]

Exercising While Pregnant: Dos and Don’ts

At one time, the idea of exercising while pregnant was considered taboo. These days, doctors are increasingly recognizing the benefits of a fit pregnancy for both the mother and baby. However, exercising during pregnancy must be done carefully, which is why it is important to keep these dos and don’ts in mind. Do: Consult Your […]

How to Get Huge Calves

Dumbbell calf raises are one of the most old school exercises in the book. This is because while gym equipment for calves isn’t exactly rare, it’s also not something you find in every facility, either. If you’re interested in how to get huge calves, but are concerned because your gym doesn’t have a lot of […]