The Best Back Workouts for Mass & Hypertrophy

In some ways, back workouts are the straw that stirs the drink in your workout program.  A strong back is essential for safely and effectively performing all of the most effective compound exercises, like the squat, deadlift, bench press, and overhead press, which are what will deliver the majority of your muscle and strength...

Does Cardio Burn Muscle? An Answer, According to Science

By many people’s lights, cardio is to muscle gain what garlic farts are to a first date.  Kryptonite.  Many guys and gals looking to build muscle avoid cardio like cigarette smoke, thinking that even a little whiff will kill their gains.  Others take avoiding cardio to absurd extremes (using the escalator instead of the stairs, for...

How to Close-Grip Bench Press: Tips & Variations

The close-grip bench press is a flat barbell bench press performed with a slightly narrower grip. While this seems like an insignificant technique tweak, using close-grip bench press form significantly changes which muscles are emphasized during the exercise. While the conventional bench press is primarily a chest exercise that also trains the shoulders and triceps,...

The Best Quad Workout for Building Bigger Quads

If you want to know how to get big quads, I have good and bad news. The good news is that building big quads isn’t complicated.  The bad news is that it also isn’t easy. You’re going to be wobbling around like a baby deer on bath salts after some of these quad workouts.  First and...

Should You Wear Elbow & Knee Sleeves or Wraps While Weightlifting?

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