Why Do Bodybuilders Drink Red Wine? (4 Things You Should Know)

Why Do Bodybuilders Drink Red Wine

The question on everyone’s mind, “Why Do Bodybuilders Drink Red Wine?” Bodybuilders have been known to consume red wine (and other alcoholic beverages) in order to “help” their physiques. Now, before you start chugging away on bottle after bottle in an attempt to get more muscular, it’s important to understand why. In fact, the main … Read more

Why Do Powerlifters Have Big Bellies? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why Do Powerlifters Have Big Bellies

Have you ever wondered, “Why Do Powerlifters Have Big Bellies?” Practically every powerlifter or strongman that you see typically has a big belly. Okay, there are some exceptions to the rule, but these seem to be few and far between. The most obvious reason for the bulging gut will be food intake, although there are … Read more

Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder? (5 Things You Should Know)

Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder

I often hear lifters ask, “Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder?” Your initial thoughts may be that the box squat must be easier because you have a box to support you. But, the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. Your overall body position changes during the box squat, which means … Read more

Should You Bench Press With a Belt? (5 Things You Should Know)

Should You Bench Press With a Belt

Have you ever wondered, “Should You Bench Press With a Belt?” You’ll often see lifters wearing a belt to bench press, especially when it comes to pushing heavier weights. There are certain benefits to benching with a belt, which include core stabilization and somewhere to target your breathing. However, a belt can also hinder your … Read more

How Far Apart Should Your Hands Be For Overhead Press? (Here’s 6 Tips)

How Far Apart Should Your Hands Be For Overhead Press

A commonly asked question, “How Far Apart Should Your Hands Be For Overhead Press?” The overhead press is definitely one of the most athletic compound movements. Plus, there are more technical aspects to the lift than you may first imagine. This is not as simple as just picking a barbell up and pressing it overhead. … Read more

Why Do I Feel Rows in My Traps? (6 Things You Should Know)

Why Do I Feel Rows in My Traps

I’ve heard many people ask, “Why Do I Feel Rows in My Traps?” Any row variation, barring the upright row, is typically performed to target the muscles of the upper back, especially the lats. So, if you’re feeling rows in your upper traps this points to a flaw in your form. I shall cover each … Read more

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Forearms? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Forearms

It’s a question that gets asked all the time, “Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Forearms?” Firstly, your forearms and biceps will typically always fatigue before your upper back and lats. Therefore, as you perform higher reps or use heavier weights, you may well feel the movement in your forearms. However, if you … Read more

Why Are My Hips Sore After Bench Press? (Here’s 7 Reasons Why)

Hips Sore After Bench Press

It seems just plain weird to ask, “Why Are My Hips Sore After Bench Press?” But, the struggle is real. I know it, and you know it. There are many times you come away from the bench area feeling your hips. This is typically down to flexibility and there are a few form issues that … Read more

Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press

A gym buddy recently asked me, “Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press?” After studying his form I drew a number of conclusions. If you suffer from the same affliction, it’s probably down to how you’re holding the bar and your wrist position. There are actually quite a few reasons why you may … Read more

Why Do I Feel Bicep Curls in My Chest? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do I Feel Bicep Curls in My Chest

As strange as it sounds, a very common question is, “Why Do I Feel Bicep Curls in My Chest?” Following a bicep workout you may notice that you feel as though your pecs have been activated. Then again, I know of some people who have even complained of DOMS in the chest. This is usually … Read more