Is it Normal to Have Shoulder Bruises From Squats? (7 Facts & Fixes)

Shoulder Bruises From Squats

Have you experienced shoulder bruises from squats? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering whether this is normal. Should you wear these bruises as a badge of honour or are you doing something wrong? I’ll now explain everything you need to know about squat bruises and what you can do about it. Shoulder Bruises From Squats … Read more

Should You Squat With a Mirror? (4 Things You Need to Know)

Should You Squat With a Mirror

It’s a frequently asked question, “Should You Squat With a Mirror?” Most commercial gyms have a squat rack set up right in front of a huge mirror. But, every so often you may visit a new gym (yeah, it happens) and find that you have to squat without a mirror. You typically struggle and your … Read more

Why Do My Calves Hurt When I Squat? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do My Calves Hurt When I Squat

Who’s asked, “Why Do My Calves Hurt When I Squat?” It’s actually more of a common problem than you’d think. In fact, an extremely high percentage of lifters experience calf pain when they squat. Does this mean you’re doing something wrong? Is there a way to fix this? Allow me to reveal all. Why Do … Read more

Should I Eat More on Leg Day? (5 Leg Day Eating Facts)

Should I Eat More on Leg Day

It’s something that most of us have thought about at one time or another, “Should I Eat More On Leg Day?” Whenever you train legs you know you’re in for a session of torture. There’s not many of us who don’t leave the gym either limping or barely able to walk. Plus, no matter how … Read more

Why Aren’t My Quads Growing? (5 Quad-Blasting Tips)

Why Aren’t My Quads Growing

It’s something that most of us want to know, “Why Aren’t My Quads Growing?” No matter how many squats, leg presses, and leg extensions you do your quads never seem to pack on mass. In fact, you may even find that you’re getting stronger, pushing more weight, and yet your quads are still stagnant in … Read more

Can Trap Bar Deadlifts Replace Squats? (5 Factors to Consider)

Can Trap Bar Deadlifts Replace Squats

A question I see asked repeatedly is “Can Trap Bar Deadlifts Replace Squats?” For whatever reason, many of us simply don’t like squatting. Whether this is due to issues with flexibility, mobility, or injury history. The trap bar definitely offers the ability to perform a hybrid squat/deadlift. However, is this really enough to completely abandon … Read more

Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes? (6 Factors to Consider)

Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes

Surely I can’t be the only one who’s asked, “Why Do Lunges Hurt My Toes?” Lunges are a great exercise, but they don’t come without their issues. I know many of you may struggle with balance during lunges. However, there’s nothing worse than that aching in your toes whenever you perform lunges. In fact, this … Read more

Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder? (5 Things You Should Know)

Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder

I often hear lifters ask, “Is a Box Squat Easier or Harder?” Your initial thoughts may be that the box squat must be easier because you have a box to support you. But, the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth. Your overall body position changes during the box squat, which means … 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 Do Squats Make Me Sweat So Much? (Here’s 4 Reasons Why)

Why Do Squats Make Me Sweat So Much

Have you ever wondered, “Why Do Squats Make Me Sweat So Much?” You could be new to the gym. Then again, you could be a well-conditioned athlete. You probably find that when you perform certain exercises you produce a light film of sweat. However, whenever you hit the squat rack you are literally drenched in … Read more