Move or Stay Still? Your Guide to Cardio on Rest Days

Workout Equipment, Such as Running Shoes, Weights, Jump Rope, and a Water Bottle on a Light Blue Background

Yes, you can do cardio on rest days, although this does depend on your overall goals. Light cardio sessions on your non-weight lifting days can actually speed up the recovery process. However, super-intense cardio may actually impact your ability to lift weights the next time you’re in the gym. An example of the difference would … Read more

How Rare is a 600lbs Deadlift? (Revealed!)

Close Up of a Man's Foot and a Loaded Barbell Set Up For a Deadlift

A 600lbs deadlift is extremely rare, and the vast majority of recreational gym-goers will never achieve this. Additionally, whether someone can accomplish a 600lbs deadlift will mainly depend on their training experience and their body weight. As an example, an intermediate lifter, someone who typically has around 2 years training experience, should be able to … Read more

Does Punching Your Abs Make Them Stronger? (Explained!)

A Man's Muscular Torso

If you’re wondering whether punching your abs makes them stronger you’ve probably seen many boxers and fighters do this. In fact, it seems to be an integral part of their training. So, I’m sure you’re trying to figure out if punching your own abs will increase strength and muscularity in your midsection. Here’s what you … Read more

How Much Easier is Bench Press on a Smith Machine? (Explained!)

How Much Easier is Bench Press on a Smith Machine

So, you want to know how much easier bench press is on a Smith machine? In effect, we’re back to the age-old argument – free weights vs. machines. This is not to say that machine exercises are ineffective, as you can still build muscle and strength. However, you’re probably also wondering how much more you … Read more

Why Does Working Out Make Me Hate Myself? (4 Factors to Consider)

Why Does Working Out Make Me Hate Myself

It sounds kinda counterintuitive if working out makes you hate yourself. I mean, exercise is supposed to release certain endorphins and “feel good” hormones. So realistically, working out should make you feel ecstatic. However, there are definitely many people who feel emotional after exercise and suffer from self-loathing. Hey, I’ve even heard of people who … Read more