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How to Get Started with the Incline Bench Press

Key Takeaways The incline bench press trains your chest, shoulders, and triceps, and it’s one of the best exercises for developing your upper chest in particular. Proper incline bench press technique comes down to a few key points like lying on a bench set to a 30 to 45 degree incline with your shoulder blades...

The Definitive Guide to the Barbell Row (and the 8 Best Variations!)

Key Takeaways The barbell row is one of the best exercises for developing your back muscles, including the lats, traps, and erector spinae, as well as your arms, shoulders, and even legs to some degree. Proper barbell row technique comes down to a few key points like bending at the hips so your upper body...

What Every Weightlifter Should Know About Energy Systems

Key Takeaways An energy system is a physiological process that describes how the body transforms the energy from food into a form your cells can use to power various functions. Weightlifting relies on the phosphocreatine, anaerobic, and aerobic systems for energy, and improving these three energy systems can improve your weightlifting performance. Many weightlifters neglect one...

The 6 Best Triceps Workouts for Bigger, Stronger Arms

Key Takeaways The triceps is a horseshoe-shaped muscle on the back of the upper arm, and it contributes significantly more to your upper arm size than the biceps. The best triceps exercises are pushing movements that allow you to safely move heavy loads through a full range of motion like the close-grip bench press, dip,...

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Powerlifting (With a Free Training Plan!)

Key Takeaways Powerlifting is a sport that consists of lifting as much weight as possible on the squat, bench press, and deadlift for a single repetition (of each exercise). Although many people think powerlifting only helps you gain strength, it’s also an outstanding way to build muscle if you follow an effective powerlifting routine. Keep reading...