Should I Hold My Breath During Bench Press? (Revealed!)

Should I Hold My Breath During Bench Press

Have you ever noticed that you occasionally hold your breath when you bench press? Plus, this may even help you to bench more effectively. But, should you really be holding your breath? Is holding your breath dangerous? Or is this a legitimate bench press breathing technique? Let’s find out. You can hold your breath during … Read more

If You Don’t Feel Your Chest During Push Ups – Avoid These 5 Mistakes

Don't Feel Chest During Push Ups

It’s probably the most common complaint about push ups, namely that you don’t feel your chest working whiile performing them. The push up is primarily a chest exercise, so surely you should feel your chest whenever performing them. Admittedly, the push up also works the shoulders and the arms. And as the anterior deltoids and … Read more

How Much Easier is Bench Press on a Smith Machine? (Explained!)

How Much Easier is Bench Press on a Smith Machine

So, you want to know how much easier bench press is on a Smith machine? In effect, we’re back to the age-old argument – free weights vs. machines. This is not to say that machine exercises are ineffective, as you can still build muscle and strength. However, you’re probably also wondering how much more you … Read more

Why Am I Feeling Skull Crushers in My Chest? (Explained!)

Feeling Skull Crushers in Chest

Are you feeling skull crushers in your chest? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, as I’ve certainly experienced this, and I know many others have too. Skull crushers are without doubt a fantastic exercise for the triceps. However, I know only too well that you may not always feel the movement just in your triceps. And … Read more

How Deep Should I Go on Dips? (Revealed!)

How Deep Should I Go on Dips

When I talk of dips and how deep you should be going, I am specifically referring to parallel bar dips. Therefore, the type of dips that are focused on working the main upper-body pushing muscles, i.e. chest, shoulders, and triceps. Let’s face facts, you don’t want to be the person that everyone stares at in … Read more

10 Bench Press Tips By Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (According to Artificial Intelligence)

It Doesn't Matter What My 10 Bench Press Tips Are!

Whether you realise it or not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking over the world. From facial to voice recognition, chatbots, Siri, Alexa, Cortana, E-payments, maps and navigation, the list is endless. So, I decided to use Artificial Intelligence, in the form of ChatGPT, to provide some bench press tips. I simply asked ChatGPT to: “Give … Read more

Incline Bench Press Angle: The Ultimate Guide to Finding Your Sweet Spot

What is the Best Angle For Incline Bench Press

The incline bench press is typically the “go-to” exercise for upper pecs. And with good reason, as it hits the upper part of the chest to great effect I would hazard a guess that most trainees train incline bench in any one of 15-degree increments, i.e 15, 30, 45, or 60 degrees. But, as it … Read more

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