Are Rows and Pull Ups Enough For Back? (3 Factors to Consider)

Are Rows and Pull Ups Enough For Back

Have you ever wondered, “Are Rows and Pull Ups Enough For Back?” When it comes to back training we all know that pull ups are one of the best exercises to perform. Plus, rowing movements with barbells, dumbbells, or even just with bodyweight are superb for developing the upper back. However, can these two exercises … Read more

Should Biceps or Triceps Be Stronger? (3 Facts You Should Know)

Should Biceps or Triceps Be Stronger

Considering that the biceps and triceps are two of the smaller muscles in the human body they typically get a lot more attention than their larger counterparts. But which muscle should be stronger? Your biceps and triceps should actually be the same strength, although for many people this is rarely the case. Looking at possibly … Read more

Why Do I Feel Push Ups in My Shoulders? (Fix These 5 Mistakes)

Why Do I Feel Push Ups in My Shoulders

Have you ever asked, “Why Do I Feel Push Ups in My Shoulders?” Okay, admittedly push ups do work the shoulders to some extent. However, we all typically view them more as a chest (and even tricep) exercise. So, there’s nothing more frustrating than constantly feeling push ups in your shoulders. This can range from … Read more

Why Does My Collarbone Pop When I Do Push Ups? (3 Factors to Consider)

Why Does My Collarbone Pop When I Do Push Ups

Who else wants to know, “Why Does My Collarbone Pop When I Do Push Ups?” You hear a popping or clicking sound, although this typically doesn’t cause you any pain or discomfort. However, it obviously doesn’t feel normal to hear your collarbone popping, does it? Even though it’s not causing you any issues at the … Read more

Why Do I Get Sore Obliques After Deadlifts? (4 Facts You Need to Know)

Why Do I Get Sore Obliques After Deadlifts

If you’re going to get sore anywhere from deadlifts, your obliques would probably be the last place you’d think of. However, it’s actually far more common than you’d think. It is perfectly natural to get sore obliques after deadlifts, especially if you haven’t trained the movement in a while. The entire core works as a … Read more

Why Can’t I Bench Press My Own Weight? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Can’t I Bench Press My Own Weight

There are a number of reasons why you can’t bench press your own weight. The most common of these will be down to muscle weakness, typically in the lats or triceps. You may also find that your bench press has plateaued because you don’t train the movement often enough, you always use the same number … Read more

Why Does Squatting Hurt My Shins? (Here’s What You Need to Know)

Why Does Squatting Hurt My Shins

The main reason that squatting hurts your shins is due to a lack of ankle mobility. Firstly, this lack of mobility/flexibility in the ankles’ means that you probably tend to push through the balls of your feet rather than your heels when you squat. You may also notice that your heels come off the floor … Read more

Is it OK to Deadlift With a Smith Machine? (Here’s What You Need to Know)

Is it OK to Deadlift With a Smith Machine

You can certainly use the Smith machine to perform deadlifts, but it won’t be the exact same exercise. Due to the position of the bar on the Smith machine your starting point will be different. In fact, the movement is more reminiscent of a rack pull (often referred to as “partial deadlifts”). So, the Smith … Read more

Is 100 Grams of Protein Enough to Build Muscle?

Is 100 Grams of Protein Enough to Build Muscle

In order to build muscle from a daily intake of 100 grams of protein you would need to weigh between 58.82kg (129.4lbs) and 83.33kg (183.33lbs). According to various sports science nutritionists, and as published by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a person should eat between 1.2 and 1.7g of protein per kilogram of … Read more