Why Do I Feel Bench Press in My Arms? 7 Tips For Pec Activation

Why Do I Feel Bench Press in My Arms

The bench press is probably the most popular upper body exercise. We know that benching should build a strong, muscular, and powerful chest. Yes, there is secondary muscle activation in the shoulders and arms (primarily the triceps), so you will always “feel” these muscles working in some way. But many of us tend to feel … Read more

The Surprising Truth About Lateral Raises Hitting Your Traps (Reasons & Fixes)

Why Do I Feel Lateral Raises in My Traps

The primary reason to perform lateral raises is to stimulate the lateral deltoid. However, I know that I and many other trainees often feel lateral raises in the traps. Here’s why this happens and how you can fix it. The main reason you feel lateral raises in your traps is because you’re using too much … Read more

Is it Better to do Push Ups Fast or Slow? The Debate Rages On

Push Ups Fast or Slow

I can’t be the only one to ever wonder is it better to do push ups fast or slow? The push up is probably the most basic of all bodyweight exercises. And yet there are literally hundreds of variations and different ways in which you can perform the push up. So, should you be performing … Read more

Why Are My Abs Sore After Jumping Rope? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why Are My Abs Sore After Jumping Rope

It seems weird to even talk about your abs being sore after jumping rope, doesn’t it? There you are performing a great cardio and conditioning exercise. An exercise that also requires skill, balance, and coordination. You’d expect your heart rate to increase. You’d expect to be breathing hard and you’ll definitely work up a sweat. … Read more

Why Do Pull Ups Hurt My Shoulder? The Main Culprits & Solutions

Why Do Pull Ups Hurt My Shoulder

Have you ever asked, “Why Do Pull Ups Hurt My Shoulder?” If so, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, shoulder pain during pull ups is an extremely common complaint. Plus, I know that this is something that I have suffered from myself. So, I’d like to discuss some of the most common causes of shoulder … Read more

Can Lunges Replace Squats? Here’s 5 Reasons They Can

Can Lunges Replace Squats

There are many reasons you may ask, “Can Lunges Replace Squats?” Perhaps you suffer with lower back pain whenever you squat. Maybe squats put your knees under extreme stress. Then again, it could be that you just don’t like squatting. Whatever your reasons, let’s see if lunges can really replace squats. Can Lunges Replace Squats? … Read more

If You Can’t Feel Bicep Contraction Try These 5 Things

Can’t Feel Bicep Contraction

Don’t you just hate it when you perform curls, but you can’t feel bicep contraction? I know I’ve been through many workouts where I feel as though my forearms are doing all the work. And I can even feel the odd-twinge in my elbows. So, what gives? It turns out that I was making the … Read more