Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes

Surely I can’t be the only one who’s asked, “Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes?” Lunges are a great exercise, but they don’t come without their issues. I know many of you may struggle with balance during lunges. However, there’s nothing worse than that aching in your toes whenever you perform lunges. In fact, this … Read more

Are Deadlifts Necessary For Aesthetics? (5 Factors to Consider)

Are Deadlifts Necessary For Aesthetics

I’m sure those of you training for hypertrophy want to know, “Are Deadlifts Necessary For Aesthetics?” Firstly, deadlifts are a fantastic exercise, of that there is no doubt. However, do they really play a role if you’re training purely for aesthetics? There are a few schools of thought on this. So, I’d like to discuss … Read more

Why is My Non-Dominant Pec Bigger? (Here’s 6 Reasons Why)

Why is My Non-Dominant Pec Bigger

Here’s a question you thought you’d never ask, “Why is My Non-Dominant Pec Bigger?” However, it appears the struggle is real. There are various online forums and Q&A sites inundated with this very question. At first, it seems just plain weird. I mean, if one of your pecs is going to be bigger you’d expect … Read more

Why Do Olympic Lifters Open Their Mouths? (4 Intriguing Insights)

Why Do Olympic Lifters Open Their Mouths

We all want to know, “Why Do Olympic Lifters Open Their Mouths?” You must have noticed it. Every time the Olympics comes around we’re enthralled by the weightlifting competitions. And literally every athlete, regardless of the lift, will perform the movement with their mouth wide open. However, unlike the annoying beast in your gym, there … Read more

Why Do Powerlifters Get Sleep Apnea? (5 Factors to Consider)

Why Do Powerlifters Get Sleep Apnea

I was recently part of a forum discussion on, “Why Do Powerlifters Get Sleep Apnea?” Powerlifters, and even bodybuilders, appear to be more at risk of sleep apnea than most mere mortals. Sleep apnea is a condition that is often viewed as nothing more than very loud snoring. But, in truth there is a far … 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