Pause or Power Through? Should You Pause at the Bottom of Your Bench Press?

A man in a red vest performing the bench press

To pause or not to pause, that is the bench press question? There are various techniques you can use to improve your bench press, strength, and muscle-building capabilities. However, one of the most popular methods is the paused bench press, as opposed to the standard touch-and-go bench press. So, I’ll discuss the pros and cons … Read more

Bench Press Going Down? Why Your Gains are Stalling & How to Get Back on Track (Fast!)

A Muscular Man Performing Bench Press

The most common gym-related question to determine someone’s manliness is probably, “How Much Do You Bench Bro?” So, there’s nothing more frustrating than performing bench press regularly, but finding that your numbers are actually going down. This is obviously not great for progression, and definitely not great for the ego. Allow me to explain what’s … Read more

Chest Day Dilemma: Incline or Flat Bench First? Do This For Epic Chest Gains!

An Athletic Man Sittng on the Bench of the Bench Press Resting Between Sets

When it comes to building muscle and strength in your chest the bench press is typically the first place that we all look. However, with many variations of the great barbell exercise you may be wondering whether it’s better to do incline or flat bench press first. There are certain factors that you’ll need to … Read more

Bench Press & Overhead Press: Same Day or Separate Strategies?

A Muscular Man Putting a Weight Plate onto a Barbell

There are probably no two better push-based exercises than the overhead press and the bench press. So, if you want to get a bigger and stronger upper body these two movements are a must. However, you’ll typically find that one lift can be impacted by the other. This generally means that the exercise you’re doing … Read more

Arm Imbalance? Here’s Why Your Forearms Are Bigger Than Your Biceps

A Man Tensing His Arm Showing Off His Forearm

There’s nothing more impressive than a pair of muscular, rippling, vein-popping arms. And this is especially true if your biceps, triceps, and forearms appear to be proportionate to each other. However, I know for a fact that many trainees wonder why their forearms are bigger than their biceps. Plus, this often seems to be the … Read more

Traps on Fire After Bench Press? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

A Man Performing the Bench Press

The bench press is probably the most prominent chest exercise, although it does engage the traps and upper back to some extent. With that being said, the last thing you’d expect after bench pressing is for your traps to hurt. However, this can occur, and it can dramatically affect the amount of weight you can … Read more

Suffering Mid-Back Pain During Bicep Curls? Here’s Why & How to Fix it

A Muscular Man Performing Dumbbell Bicep Curls

It feels weird to talk about pain in the middle of your back when doing bicep curls. I mean, you’re training your biceps, so obviously you should be feeling it in your biceps. Okay, I’ll admit that there are times when you may feel bicep curls in your forearms, wrists, elbows, and even shoulders. But, … Read more