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

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Where Should Your Toes be Pointed During Side Lunges?

Most of us typically lunge either forward or backward. However, lateral movement is essential for your overall strength and mobility. Side lunges definitely provide this lateral stimulus, but where exactly should your toes be pointed? The vast majority of trainers state that you should do side lunges with your toes pointed straight ahead. That being … Read more

Do You Squeeze at the Top of a Deadlift?

Do You Squeeze at the Top of a Deadlift

To squeeze or not to squeeze, that is the deadlift question. And here is exactly what you need to know. Yes, you should squeeze your glutes at the top of a deadlift. However, this should involve an isometric contraction of the glutes while maintaining a neutral lower back position. Unfortunately, many trainees tend to overextend … Read more

Are You Getting Dark Elbows From Planks? (Reasons & Solutions)

Why Do I Get Dark Elbows From Planks?

Firstly, I have to admit that I seem to always have dark patches on my elbows, and even my knees. However, my elbows are definitely worse, especially since I’ve made planks a regular part of my workout routines. Here’s why this happens and what you can do about it. Dark elbows from planking are caused … Read more

Struggling to Breathe During Planks? Here’s Why & The Solution

Why Can't I Breathe During Planks?

Do you find yourself holding your breath whenever you plank? Or do you eventually give up on a plank because you’re struggling to control your breathing? As it turns out, this is an extremely common planking issue. Here’s why this occurs and how to fix it. If you can’t breathe during planks it’s usually because … Read more