What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken? (Explained!)

What to Do if All the Squat Racks Are Taken

I often start panicking that all the squat racks are taken before I’ve even left home. Why? Unfortunately, I go to a commercial gym which only has one squat rack. Yes, I know I could go to a “better gym”, but hey, this one’s close to home, I know where everything is, and I feel … Read more

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack? (Explained!)

Do You Face In or Out on a Squat Rack

The first time you ever used a squat rack you probably didn’t care whether you should be facing in or out. In fact, you probably saw someone else squatting and copied their technique. That’s great, as long as they were squatting the right way. Oh yes, there’s definitely a right way and a wrong way … Read more

Why Do I Feel Bent Over Rows in My Hamstrings? (Explained)

Why Do I Feel Bent Over Rows in My Hamstrings

As fantastic an exercise for your upper back as bent over rows are, there’s nothing worse than feeling the movement in your hamstrings. You’ll generally find that you’re much more focused on your hamstrings, as opposed to the working muscles. Furthermore, this can also cause you to rush through your set or to use poor … Read more

Is it Better to Elevate Heels or Toes For Romanian Deadlifts? (Explained!)

Heels or Toes Elevated For RDLs

Anyone else wondering whether it’s better to have your heels or toes elevated for Romanian deadlifts? I’m sure you’ve probably seen people in the gym doing both before. So clearly, there must be some benefit to raising one part of your feet during RDLs. That being said, one of these variations is fantastic, whereas the … Read more

Is There an Ideal Leg Press to Hack Squat Ratio? (Explained!)

Leg Press to Hack Squat Ratio

Who else wants to know whether there’s an ideal leg press to hack squat ratio? You’ve no doubt seen people regularly performing leg press and hack squats in the gym. And possibly you’re no stranger to these fantastic lower body exercises yourself. However, should you be able to leg press a certain weight compared to … Read more

Can I Do Romanian Deadlifts With a Mixed Grip? (Revealed!)

Romanian Deadlift Mixed Grip

You’ll never know how many times I’ve seen this question asked, “Can I Do Romanian Deadlifts With a Mixed Grip?” Of course, it makes a lot of sense, as your grip typically fatigues well before your glutes or hammies. However, should you actually be using a mixed grip with RDLs? Or is this something to … Read more

Romanian Deadlift Depth – Is There an Ideal RDL Depth? (Solved!)

Romanian Deadlift Depth

Have you ever wondered whether there’s a perfect Romanian deadlift depth? I totally understand you wanting to know, because as great an exercise as RDLs are, you’ll often find that you can’t feel the target muscles working. In truth, you probably feel that this is the case because you haven’t lowered the load far enough … Read more

Are Romanian Deadlifts Better With Barbell or Dumbbells? (Solved!)

Are Romanian Deadlifts Better With Barbell or Dumbbells

It’s actually an extremely commonly asked question, “Are Romanian Deadlifts Better With Barbell or Dumbbells?” I guess we all know that Romanian deadlifts are a fantastic exercise for your glutes and hamstrings, and even for your lower back. Plus, training your posterior chain can have a multitude of positive effects on your overall physique? However, … Read more

Is There an Ideal Hack Squat to Back Squat Ratio? (Explained!)

Hack Squat to Back Squat Ratio

So, you want to know whether there’s an ideal hack squat to back squat ratio? These are two fantastic lower body exercises, especially for overall quad development. However, should you be able to lift a certain amount of weight with one movement when compared to the other? Or are the two lifts so different to … Read more