Why Don’t Crossfitters Bench Press? (Here’s 4 Things You Should Know)

Why Don’t Crossfitters Bench Press

Have you ever wondered, “Why Don’t Crossfitters Bench Press?” You’ll typically see Crossfitters perform some of the most impressive strength and conditioning workouts of the day. However, more often than not there seems to be a primary focus on Olympic lifts and bodyweight exercises. So, is the bench press banished from Crossfit? And if so, … Read more

Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Do Push Ups? (Here’s 3 Reasons Why)

Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Do Push Ups

It’s a question I hear asked time-and-time again, “Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Do Push Ups?” We all know what a fantastic exercise push ups are. They work the chest, shoulders, and triceps, so it’s not uncommon to feel soreness in these muscles. Then again, you may even feel push ups in your … Read more

How Do I Make My Pecs Square? (4 Square Pec Facts)

How Do I Make My Pecs Square

It’s a question I see asked time-and-time again, “How Do I Make My Pecs Square?” For some reason many guys much prefer the squared-pec look to the rounded. I guess it’s the allure of that overall well-developed, rock-solid, flat-looking set of pecs. However, no matter how hard you try you just can’t seem to produce … Read more

Can You Bench Press on a Bed? (5 NON-Bench Press Facts)

Can You Bench Press on a Bed

Who else wants to know, “Can You Bench Press on a Bed?” Unfortunately, you don’t have access to a bench, but you still want to bench press. The first thing that most of us think of is benching on our bed. Seems perfectly reasonable, doesn’t it? However, is using your bed really a viable option … Read more

Are Dips and Push Ups Enough For Chest? (5 Chest-Developing Facts)

Are Dips and Push Ups Enough For Chest

Have you ever wondered, “Are Dips and Push Ups Enough For Chest?” It’s a question I see asked fairly often. I would hazard a guess that those asking either don’t have access to a barbell bench press area, or simply don’t like the exercise. I will say that there isn’t one sole exercise that is … 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

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

Why Are My Hips Sore After Bench Press? (Here’s 7 Reasons Why)

Hips Sore After Bench Press

It seems just plain weird to ask, “Why Are My Hips Sore After Bench Press?” But, the struggle is real. I know it, and you know it. There are many times you come away from the bench area feeling your hips. This is typically down to flexibility and there are a few form issues that … Read more

Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press

A gym buddy recently asked me, “Why Does My Thumb Hurt When I Bench Press?” After studying his form I drew a number of conclusions. If you suffer from the same affliction, it’s probably down to how you’re holding the bar and your wrist position. There are actually quite a few reasons why you may … Read more

Why Does My Back Crack When I Do Push Ups? (5 Factors to Consider)

Why Does My Back Crack When I Do Push Ups

Ever wondered, “Why Does My Back Crack When I Do Push Ups?” It’s a weird sensation, but more often than not it doesn’t cause you any pain or discomfort. With that being said, back cracking during push ups (or any exercise for that matter) doesn’t exactly feel normal. And I’m sure this may even concern … Read more