Are You Getting Dark Elbows From Planks? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Do I Get Dark Elbows From Planks?

Firstly, I have to admit that I seem to always have dark patches on my elbows, and even my knees. However, my elbows are definitely worse, especially since I’ve made planks a regular part of my workout routines. Here’s why this happens and what you can do about it. Dark elbows from planking are caused … Read more

Struggling to Breathe During Planks? Here’s Why & The Solution

Why Can't I Breathe During Planks?

Do you find yourself holding your breath whenever you plank? Or do you eventually give up on a plank because you’re struggling to control your breathing? As it turns out, this is an extremely common planking issue. Here’s why this occurs and how to fix it. If you can’t breathe during planks it’s usually because … Read more

Do Side Planks Make Your Waist Bigger?

Do Side Planks Make Your Waist Bigger?

The whole point in performing any variation of planks is to strengthen your core and tone your abs. However, many trainees tend to avoid side planks as they’re worried that it’s going to make their waist bigger. But is this actually true? Bodyweight side planks will NOT make your waist bigger. The obliques are like … Read more

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back? (Here’s the 3 Reasons Why)

Why Do I Feel Planks in My Lower Back?

We’ve all been there, right? Firstly, the reason you perform planks is to strengthen your entire core. However, whenever you perform planks you tend to feel it in your lower back. Well, as it turns out, this mainly comes down to poor form. If you’re feeling planks in your lower back this is usually due … Read more

Are Planks Better on Elbows or Hands? (it’s NOT What You Think)

Are Planks Better On Elbows or Hands?

It’s the age-old question when it comes to planks – should you be doing them on your elbows or your hands? Plus, is one version better than the other, or does it actually make a difference? Here’s what you need to know. Planks performed on your elbows (forearms) ensure that your body is in parallel … Read more

Why Does My Stomach Hurt When I Bench Press? (Solved!)

Why Does My Stomach Hurt When I Bench Press

Are you also wondering, “Why Does My Stomach Hurt When I Bench Press?” It shouldn’t seem right, does it? I mean, the bench press is a chest exercise, although you may often feel the movement in secondary muscles or joints. However, surely you should never be feeling bench press in your stomach? That being said, … Read more

Why Do I Feel Bench Press in My Glutes? (Explained!)

Feel Bench Press in Glutes

Of all the places in the world, Why Do I Feel Bench Press in My Glutes? As weird as it sounds, it’s something that you may have experienced in the gym. Granted, you’re probably more likely to feel your front delts or triceps when you bench. Then again, there is a possibility that you may … Read more

How Rare is a 10-Pack? (The Big Ab Question Answered!)

How Rare is a 10-Pack

Here’s everyone training and dieting their heart in an attempt to produce the most defined set of abs. However, just to prove how unfair life can be there’s people out there sporting a 10-pack. As you may imagine, this isn’t a regular occurrence, but how rare exactly are 10-pack abs? It is estimated that one … Read more