Why Do My Front Delts Take Over When I Train Chest? (Solved!)

Why Do My Front Delts Take Over When I Train Chest?

The frustration is real, I get it, you train your chest and yet all you ever feel is your front delts taking over. In fact, you probably don’t feel as though you’ve activated your chest at all. And yet, once more, your front delts have had an awesome workout. In this article I’ll explain why … Read more

Why is Monday “International” Chest Day? (Here’s 5 Reasons Why)

Why is Monday Chest Day

I can pretty much guarantee that if you enter a gym anywhere in the world on a Monday you’ll see people training chest. Basically, Monday is “International Chest Day”. Go on, admit it, if you’re training a bro-split, you also train chest every Monday without fail. In fact, I’m sure that many of us subconsciously … Read more

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Chest? (Solved!)

Why Do I Feel Lat Pulldowns in My Chest

It sounds funny to even be talking about feeling lat pulldowns in your chest. However, if you’ve experienced this, you know it’s no laughing matter. Granted, lat pulldowns are a lat exercise, so if you’re going to feel them anywhere it should be the lats. That being said, there are of course many stabiliser muscles … Read more

How Do You Not Slide on Bench Press? (Revealed!)

How Do You Not Slide on Bench Press

So, you want to know, “How Do You Not Slide on Bench Press?” This is not something that most people ever think about until they’ve experienced the dreaded slide themselves. In truth, this only really occurs when you’re benching heavy loads or simply using a lot of intensity in your lifts. However, the second you … 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

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