Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Leg Press? (Solved!)

Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Leg Press

The leg press, whether seated or incline, is typically viewed as one of the best exercises for quad hypertrophy. However, this doesn’t mean it comes without its problems, and lower back pain is quite common. With that being said, if you adhere to a few “rules” you’ll be able to take the pressure off your … Read more

The Truth About Hamstring Soreness After Squats (And How to Fix it)

Why Are My Hamstrings Sore After Squats?

Squats are often referred to as “The King of Lower Body Exercises”, and it’s easy to see why. They are a compound exercise that target many major muscle groups, including the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings. So, it’s perfectly normal to feel sore after squats. That being said, you would think that you’re most likely to … Read more

Bulgarian Split Squats as a Main Lift: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Can I Do Bulgarian Split Squats as My Main Lift?

I guess I don’t need to tell you what an awesome exercise Bulgarian split squats (BSS) are. Also often referred to as rear-foot elevated split squats (RFESS). However, are they good enough to be the main lift in your workout? Essentially, are RFESS good enough to replace squats. Bulgarian split squats are a great choice … Read more

9 Reasons Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are One of the Toughest Lower-Body Exercises

Why Are Bulgarian Split Squats So Hard?

Bulgarian split squats must rate as one of the best lower-body exercises ever. They are essentially a squat, but also have many similarities to lunges. That being said, have you ever noticed that Bulgarian split squats are so much tougher than conventional squats and lunges? Don’t worry, I’m actually writing this article to make myself, … Read more

How to Perfect Your Bulgarian Split Squat: The Optimal Bench Height

How High Should the Bench Be For Bulgarian Split Squats?

Personally, I prefer the Bulgarian split squat to the traditional barbell back squat. Once you’re able to load the movement with substantial weight you’ll see some pretty impressive lower body gains. Plus, it can help to prevent or correct muscle imbalances which may have occurred through years of “normal” squatting. But, one question always comes … Read more

Are Bulgarian Split Squats Wrecking Your Knees? Here’s How to Fix This!

Why Do Bulgarian Split Squats Hurt My Knees?

I’ve spoken to many people over the years who complain of knee pain from Bulgarian split squats. However, a quick form check and shoring up posterior chain weaknesses will allow you to perform the movement pain-free. Bulgarians split squats will hurt your knees due to poor technique or certain muscle weaknesses. Allowing your front knee … Read more

Lower Back Pain During Bulgarian Split Squats? Here’s What You Need to Know

Why Do I Feel Bulgarian Split Squats in My Lower Back?

The Bulgarian split squat is probably the best exercise for building single-leg strength. It’s a fantastic movement to build mass in the quads and glutes, while also improving hip mobility and balance. Plus, it definitely gets your heart rate racing. That being said, perform them incorrectly and you could be in a world of pain. … Read more

Barbell Lunges vs. Dumbbell Lunges: The Ultimate Comparison Guide

Barbell Lunges vs. Dumbbell Lunges

Lunges are a fantastic exercise for improving leg strength, balance and stability. Plus, they’re a great way to identify any potential strength imbalances between your two legs. However, are you better performing barbell lunges or dumbbell lunges? If performed with good form both barbell lunges and dumbbell lunges can produce great results. So, in truth, … Read more

Stop Suffering From Lower Back Pain During Lunges (Simple Fixes)

Why Do I Feel Lunges in My Lower Back?

Lunges are viewed as a fantastic and functional lower body exercise. And the fact that lunges activate many of the core muscles too means that you wouldn’t expect to experience lower back pain. In fact, lunges should strengthen many of the muscles responsible for supporting the spine. So, clearly something’s not quite right. The most … Read more

Transform Your Quads With These 5 Killer Lunge Variations

How Do I Make Lunges More Quad-Focused?

Are you looking to take your leg day workouts to the next level? More specifically, would you like to produce muscular and sculpted quads without a barbell back squat in sight? If so, check out the following 5 quad-focused lunge variations. Lunges will primarily target the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. However, if you want your … Read more