Are You Doing Jumping Jacks Wrong? The Toes vs. Heels Debate Finally Solved

Jumping Jacks On Toes or Heels?

Jumping jacks are a fantastic exercise for cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and coordination. However, when performing them should you land on your toes or your heels? In this article, I’d like to discuss both techniques, as well as recommending how you should actually land your jumping jacks. You should land on the balls of your feet … Read more

Are You Doing Jumping Jacks or Star Jumps? Here’s the Difference

What’s the Difference Between Jumping Jacks and Star Jumps?

Jumping jacks and star jumps are both extremely popular exercises aimed at getting your heart rate up and burning calories. However, the names of these exercises are often used interchangeably. So, does this mean that they are in fact the same thing? Or are they completely different to each other, and if so, how? Jumping … Read more

Discover the Colossal Number of Jumping Jacks Required to Burn 3,500 Calories!

How Many Jumping Jacks to Burn 3,500 Calories?

According to various sources you would need to burn approximately 3,500 calories to lose one pound of fat. Therefore, most of us wish to know how many reps of certain exercises we would need to perform in order to burn 3,500 calories. So  how many jumping jacks should you do to lose one pound of … Read more

Stop Suffering From Knee Pain During Jumping Jacks: Here’s What to Do

Why Do Jumping Jacks Hurt My Knees?

Jumping jacks have been a popular exercise in military and fitness circles for many years now. They’re a great way to get your heart pumping and improve your cardiovascular fitness. That being said, just like any exercise, they can cause certain issues, such as knee pain. So, if jumping jacks are wrecking your knees, here’s … Read more

Bulgarian Split Squats as a Main Lift: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Can I Do Bulgarian Split Squats as My Main Lift?

I guess I don’t need to tell you what an awesome exercise Bulgarian split squats (BSS) are. Also often referred to as rear-foot elevated split squats (RFESS). However, are they good enough to be the main lift in your workout? Essentially, are RFESS good enough to replace squats. Bulgarian split squats are a great choice … Read more

9 Reasons Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are One of the Toughest Lower-Body Exercises

Why Are Bulgarian Split Squats So Hard?

Bulgarian split squats must rate as one of the best lower-body exercises ever. They are essentially a squat, but also have many similarities to lunges. That being said, have you ever noticed that Bulgarian split squats are so much tougher than conventional squats and lunges? Don’t worry, I’m actually writing this article to make myself, … Read more

How to Perfect Your Bulgarian Split Squat: The Optimal Bench Height

How High Should the Bench Be For Bulgarian Split Squats?

Personally, I prefer the Bulgarian split squat to the traditional barbell back squat. Once you’re able to load the movement with substantial weight you’ll see some pretty impressive lower body gains. Plus, it can help to prevent or correct muscle imbalances which may have occurred through years of “normal” squatting. But, one question always comes … Read more

Are Bulgarian Split Squats Wrecking Your Knees? Here’s How to Fix This!

Why Do Bulgarian Split Squats Hurt My Knees?

I’ve spoken to many people over the years who complain of knee pain from Bulgarian split squats. However, a quick form check and shoring up posterior chain weaknesses will allow you to perform the movement pain-free. Bulgarians split squats will hurt your knees due to poor technique or certain muscle weaknesses. Allowing your front knee … Read more

Lower Back Pain During Bulgarian Split Squats? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why Do I Feel Bulgarian Split Squats in My Lower Back?

The Bulgarian split squat is probably the best exercise for building single-leg strength. It’s a fantastic movement to build mass in the quads and glutes, while also improving hip mobility and balance. Plus, it definitely gets your heart rate racing. That being said, perform them incorrectly and you could be in a world of pain. … Read more