What’s the Ideal Hip Thrust to Deadlift Ratio? (Explained!)

Hip Thrust to Deadlift Ratio

So, you want to know whether there’s an ideal hip thrust to deadlift ratio? Firstly, I have to say, there are few better exercises for your posterior chain. And typically if you throw squats into the mix, you have a fantastic all-round lower body workout. That being said, how do you know whether one exercise … Read more

What’s the Ideal Leg Extension to Leg Curl Ratio? (Revealed!)

Leg Extension to Leg Curl Ratio

So, you want to know the ideal leg extension to leg curl ratio? I’m sure we can agree that these are two fantastic isolation movements for both your quads and your hamstrings. However, should you be able to lift a certain amount of weight with one exercise in relation to the other? Or are the … Read more

What’s the Ideal Bench Press to Chest Fly Ratio? (Explained!)

Bench Press to Fly Ratio

So, you want to know the ideal bench press to fly ratio? Obviously, these are two fantastic exercises for your chest. Therefore, if you’re looking for pumped up pecs, there aren’t many better moves that you can do in the gym. However, should you be able to perform chest flyes with a certain weight when … Read more

Should Your Eyes Be Below the Bar on a Bench Press? (Revealed!)

Bench Press Bar Over Eyes

So, you want to know, “Should Your Eyes Be Below the Bar on a Bench Press?” You’ve probably heard various bench pressing cues over the years. And when it comes to how you should position yourself under the bar, there seems to be a vast array of different “rules”. In fact, it can get extremely … Read more

Why is My Close Grip Bench Press Stronger Than Regular? (Revealed!)

Why is My Close Grip Bench Stronger

Anyone else wondering why their close-grip bench press is stronger than their regular bench press? I mean, it just doesn’t seem right, does it? You know that you should generally be benching more with a wider grip. Plus, close-grip bench press is far more tricep-focused, which of course is a far smaller muscle than your … Read more

How Many Sets of Bench Press For Hypertrophy? (Explained!)

How Many Sets of Bench Press For Hypertrophy

Who else wants to know, “How Many Sets of Bench Press For Hypertrophy?” I would hazard a guess that most people would enter a gym for the first time ever, head over to the bench press area, and pump out 3 sets of ten reps. Even those without any prior workout experience probably already know … Read more

Should I Bench Press in the Power Rack? (Solved!)

Should I Bench Press in the Power Rack

Who else has wondered, “Should I Bench in the Power Rack?” We’ve all been there. You want to bench press, but you also want to go heavy. You realise that there are certain safety concerns, especially if you’re benching without a spotter. That being said, you don’t want to be viewed as “one of those … Read more

Should I Drop Set Bench Press? (Explained!)

Should I Drop Set Bench Press

So, you want to know, “Should I Drop Set Bench Press?” We’ve all experienced that worrying time when your bench press progression comes to a grinding halt. Basically, you’ve been benching for a while now, and you look to regularly add weight to the bar. However, you seem to be stuck at a certain weight, … Read more

Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week? (Revealed!)

Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week

Who else wants to know, “Can I Do Upper/Lower 6 Days a Week?” So, you’ve tried a number of training splits including push/pull/legs and the bro-split. However, you’ve finally settled on the upper/lower body split, as you find that this works best for you. That being said, you typically find that most programs call for … Read more