Superset Gym Etiquette (What Are You Supposed to Do?)

Superset Gym Etiquette (What Are You Supposed to Do?)

Let’s talk about supersets, more specifically the “ideal” gym etiquette when performing them. As you’re here reading this article, I’m sure you’ve performed supersets in the gym before. Plus, if you’re anything like me, you’ve watched other people perform supersets too (usually driving you mad because they’re hogging all the equipment). So, in this article … Read more

What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken? (Explained!)

What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken

I often start panicking that all the squat racks are taken before I’ve even left home. Why? Unfortunately, I go to a commercial gym which only has one squat rack. Yes, I know I could go to a “better gym”, but hey, this one’s close to home, I know where everything is, and I feel … Read more

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack? (Explained!)

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack

The first time you ever used a squat rack you probably didn’t care whether you should be facing in or out. In fact, you probably saw someone else squatting and copied their technique. That’s great, as long as they were squatting the right way. Oh yes, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way … Read more

Are Behind the Neck Lat Pulldowns Dangerous? (Revealed!)

Are Behind the Neck Lat Pulldowns Dangerous

Lat pulldowns are a fantastic exercise for building your lats, although most of us perform them in front of the neck. That said, if you enter any gym you’re likely to see people performing them behind the neck too. However, you’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t bring lat pulldowns behind your head, simply because it … Read more

When To Breathe During Bicep Curls? (Solved!)

When To Breathe During Bicep Curls

I’m sure you realise that using proper breathing techniques are essential when lifting weights. But, you probably don’t put as much thought into breathing with an exercise like bicep curls. I mean, it’s not as though you are working the largest muscle groups, as you typically would when performing squats or deadlifts. That being said, … Read more

Are Cables Better Than Dumbbells For Biceps? (Explained!)

Are Cables Better Than Dumbbells For Biceps?

The debate about whether cables or dumbbells are better for biceps has been raging on for years. In truth, there is no single perfect answer. That being said, there are certain things that cables can do for your biceps that dumbbells can’t, and vice versa. So, I’ll explain these to you now. Cables and Dumbbells … Read more

Can I Do 5×5 Bicep Curls? (Explained)

Can I Do 5x5 Bicep Curls?

5×5 is a strength-training protocol, typically aimed at compound movements, so should you be using it for bicep curls? I guess the thinking behind this is that 5 sets of 5 reps will involve lifting heavy weights, this in turn can help to increase strength. And, the stronger a muscle, the more developed you would … Read more