Compound exercises are often said to be better mass builders than isolation exercises because they allow you to lift more weight. For example, I’ve heard it said that chin-ups are the best way to build bigger biceps, because you can lift more weight doing chin-ups than you can doing curls. Here’s an example of the […]
Do Cold Showers Burn Calories and Help Weight Loss?
Some say that cold showers and other forms of cold exposure can burn fat and help you lose weight. The idea is that stepping under an icy shower will boost metabolism, increasing the amount of fat you burn throughout the day. I’ve even seen claims that a cold shower can burn an extra 500 calories […]
Reverse Grip Pulldown: Form & Muscles Worked
Today, I want to show you the best way to perform the reverse grip pulldown, also known as the underhand grip pulldown, or close grip supinated lat pulldown. Reverse Grip Pulldown: Muscles Worked The reverse grip cable pulldown works a number of different muscles in the back and arms, the main ones being: Latissimus dorsi […]
Stiff-Leg Deadlift vs Leg Curl: Which Is Better?
If you want bigger, stronger hamstrings, which exercise is better, the stiff-leg deadlift (also known as the straight-leg deadlift) or the leg curl? Should you do one, the other or both? The hamstrings are a group of muscles in the back of your thigh that flex the knee and extend the hip. You’ve got biceps […]
Leg Day Workouts for Muscle Growth: A Complete Guide
If you want to know how often you should do legs if you want them to grow, as well as how many exercises and sets you need in each workout, this page will show you what to do. What is a Leg Day? By leg day, I’m talking about a workout that targets your lower […]
Need a T-Bar Row Alternative? Here Are 7
If you want some alternative exercises to replace the T-bar row, ones you can do with dumbbells, a barbell, a cable machine or gymnastic rings, this page will show you what to do. Here are the 7 best T-bar row alternatives: Bent-Over Barbell Row Single-Arm Dumbbell Row Chest-Supported Dumbbell Row Inverted Row Seated Cable Row […]
How to Use Feeder Workouts to Speed Up Muscle Growth
If you want to know what a feeder workout is, and how to use them to speed up muscle growth in a lagging body part, this page will show you what to do. What Is a Feeder Workout? How They’re Done How Feeder Workouts Work When Should You Do Feeder Workouts? How Often? My preferred […]
How Long Should a Full Body Workout Be?
There are no hard and fast rules about how long a full body workout should be. On average, it’s probably going to take somewhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours. It all depends on how often you’re training, what your goals are, and the amount of volume your muscles need to grow. How often are […]
How to Do the Dumbbell RDL (Romanian Deadlift)
If you want to know how to do the dumbbell RDL (Romanian deadlift), what muscles it works and where you should feel it, this page will tell you everything you need to know. What is the Dumbbell RDL (Romanian Deadlift)? The dumbbell Romanian deadlift, or RDL for short, is a deadlift variation where the legs […]
Pyramid Sets vs Reverse Pyramid Training vs Drop Sets
If you want to build muscle, should you be doing pyramid sets, reverse pyramid training or straight sets? Does one training protocol work better than the other? Let’s find out. What are Pyramid Sets? With pyramid sets, your first work set is done with a relatively light weight and higher reps. With each subsequent set, […]