Should You Use The Smith Machine For Squats? (4 Reasons Not To)

Should You Use The Smith Machine For Squats

It’s a question I see asked time-and-time again, “Should You Use The Smith Machine For Squats?” If I’m being completely honest this really does come down to personal preference. I’m not saying that you can’t use the Smith machine to squat, it’s just something that I will no longer do. In fact, the field is … Read more

Should Squats Be Done Fast or Slow? (5 Things You Should Know)

Should Squats Be Done Fast or Slow

Have you ever wondered, “Should Squats Be Done Fast or Slow?” I think we can all agree that squats are one of the greatest exercises ever. In terms of strength, muscle, power, and fat-burning there are few exercises better. Plus, whether you have a loaded barbell on your back or not, squats are one of … Read more

Should You Do Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows on the Same Day?

Should You Do Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows on the Same Day

Have you ever asked, “Should You Do Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows on the Same Day?” Both exercises are fantastic compound movements in their own right. They both work a number of muscle groups and are a great way to pack on strength and size. However, there is the worry of lower back issues or … Read more

Why Do Bent Over Rows Hurt My Lower Back? (4 Things to Work On)

Why Do Bent Over Rows Hurt My Lower Back

It’s a question I see over-and-over again – Why Do Bent Over Rows Hurt My Lower Back? There are few better exercises to strengthen and pack on size to the upper back. However, many people find that bent over rows cause a lot of stress to the lower back. In fact, I’ve known of people … Read more

Can You Replace Deadlifts With Rack Pulls? (7 Things You Should Know)

Can You Replace Deadlifts With Rack Pulls

Have you ever thought about perhaps replacing deadlifts with rack pulls? I think we can all agree that deadlifts are one of the best (if not “the best”) exercises for overall strength. That being said, deadlifts may not be for everyone. Rack pulls seem like a viable alternative, but can they replace deadlifts altogether? Let’s … Read more

Can’t Feel Triceps in Close Grip Bench Press (5 Tricep Activation Tips)

Can’t Feel Triceps in Close Grip Bench Press

Have you ever wondered why you can’t feel your triceps in the close grip bench press? I know many people complain that they tend to feel the close grip bench more in the shoulders. Then there are those of you who say that you don’t feel any tricep stimulation at all. Check out the following … Read more

Why Can’t I Feel My Traps When Doing Shrugs (6 Tips For Traps)

Can’t Feel Traps When Doing Shrugs

Anyone else who can’t feel traps when doing shrugs? Traps have often been described as the new abs. Basically, nothing screams power, strength, and athleticism more than a muscular set of traps. Shrugs are typically seen as the “go-to” exercise when it comes to training traps. However, there’s nothing more annoying than not being able … Read more

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Lats? (4 Factors to Consider)

Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Lats

Have you ever asked, “Why Do I Feel Shoulder Press in My Lats?” You’d expect to feel your shoulders and your triceps working hard during the shoulder press. So, it’s perfectly natural to experience some soreness in these muscles. However, many people complain of lat soreness after presses, which seems to go against the grain. … Read more

Why Do My Knees Hurt After Deadlifts? (4 Things to Look Out For)

Why Do My Knees Hurt After Deadlifts

Have you ever asked, “Why Do My Knees Hurt After Deadlifts?” Knee pain is more commonly associated with poor form when you squat. However, I know there are many people who complain that their knees hurt after they deadlift. As it turns out this is once again due to incorrect technique. So, allow me to … Read more

WarFit Combat Conditioning System Review

WarFit Combat Conditioning System Review

Welcome to my WarFit Combat Conditioning System Review. All combat athletes know that they need strength, power, and agility. However, superhuman levels of conditioning are required if you’re going to perform at your highest skill levels while fatigued. Frank Gotch, the first American to win the Heavyweight Free-Style Wrestling Championships had plenty to say about … Read more