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

Why Do I Get Sore Obliques After Deadlifts

Have you ever wondered why you get sore obliques after deadlifts? You expect to feel a certain amount of soreness in various muscles. I mean, come on, the deadlift is about as big a movement as you’re going to hit in the gym. So, some soreness is a common occurrence. However, this will typically be … Read more

Should Your Lats Be Sore After Deadlifts? (4 Factors to Consider)

Should Your Lats Be Sore After Deadlifts

Your lats should not be sore after deadlifts, but there are a few reasons this may occur. Firstly, it’s important to realise that the lats work isometrically to ensure that the bar stays close to your legs. Plus, if your arms aren’t fully extended during the deadlift, so even the slightest bend in the elbow, … Read more

Why Does One Leg Hurt More Than The Other After Squats?

Why Does One Leg Hurt More Than The Other After Squats

The main reason one leg hurts more than the other after squats is due to a muscle imbalance. This may involve your hip shifting to one side, which is often caused by weak or tight hip flexors. You may also be pushing harder off one leg due to some form of weakness. It could also … Read more

Is it Better to Do Bicep Curls Seated or Standing?

Is it Better to Do Bicep Curls Seated or Standing

Seated bicep curls are typically better than standing if you wish to isolate the bicep muscle. When performing standing bicep curls the core is activated, more specifically the glutes and erector spinae muscles, which work to offset the weight that you are curling. This brings the Central Nervous System more into play. However, when seated … 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

Do Push Ups Work Biceps? (The Truth Revealed)

Do Push Ups Work Biceps

Push ups will mainly work the chest, shoulders, and triceps. However, the biceps are the antagonist (opposite) muscle to the triceps, so they will get activated in some way. The biceps provide support and balance while the triceps are being worked. But, even though the biceps are being activated, it isn’t in a way that … 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

Why Does My Upper Back Hurt After Push Ups? (4 Things to Know)

Why Does My Upper Back Hurt After Push Ups

Who’s asked, “Why Does My Upper Back Hurt After Push Ups?” You know the pain I mean – it can vary from dull to sharp, right between the shoulder blades in the upper back. It typically comes on when you perform certain pushing exercises, especially bodyweight movements like push ups and dips. Plus, not only … Read more