High-Bar vs Low-Bar Squats: Which Is Best for Strength and Hypertrophy?

Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of barbell squat: the high-bar and the low-bar squat.   These names have nothing to do with the equipment you’re using—both involve a standard barbell—but instead refer to where you hold the barbell on your back while squatting.  To wit, the high-bar squat has the bar 2 to 3 inches...

The Best “Push Pull” Workout Routines for Building Your Chest, Back, and Arms

The push pull workout routine is one of my favorite workout splits for building a strong and muscular upper body. The gist of a push pull workout is simple: you do a handful of exercises for both your pushing (chest, triceps, shoulders) and pulling (back, biceps) muscles.  It’s worth noting right off the bat that...

Good Question: How Many Sets Should I Do to Build Muscle?

In this article, you’re going to learn exactly how many sets you should do in your workouts to build muscle, according to science.  Some claim that you should do as many sets in each workout as possible until you butt up against signs of overtraining like fatigue, joint pain, and a lack of progress,...

Complete List of Weightlifting Cues for Perfect Form & New PRs

When most people want to learn how to do an exercise with proper technique, they copy what other people do in the gym. While this method can help you find your feet, it can also teach you bad habits that are hard to uproot later on.  The reason for this is simple: most people don’t...

The Best Dumbbell Bicep Workout Routine for Mass

Building bigger biceps doesn’t require fancy equipment or workout programming. In fact, with just a set of dumbbells (ideally adjustable ones), you can create a simple, challenging, and effective dumbbell bicep workout that will add mass to your arms. Whether you’re looking to grow your guns in the comfort of your own home or blast...

Double Progression Guide: How to Use Double Progression to Gain Muscle and Strength

Double progression is a simple, time-proven workout programming strategy that anyone can use to get fitter and stronger. It works with any exercise, workout routine, and fitness goal. The term “double progression” was first coined by author, businessman, and bodybuilding pioneer Alan Calvert in a pamphlet he published in 1911. Now, over 100 years later,...

The Best Leg Workout Routine for Building Mass & Hypertrophy

Most guys would rather have big pecs, shoulders, and biceps over a big set of wheels, and who can fault them?  Having a muscular, defined upper body feels and looks good. That said, the fact that you’re reading this tells me that you understand the importance of having big, strong legs, too.  Not only do strong,...

The Best Butt Toning Exercises for Men

Glute exercises—barbell hip thrusts, wide-stance squats, and booty blaster machines—are often considered the bailiwick of women. Just because many women are wont to train their derrieres, though, doesn’t mean men shouldn’t. Strong glutes are a boon to your performance in just about every way, including helping you lift heavier weights, run faster, jump higher,...

Should You Incline Bench Press to Grow Your Upper Chest?

Yes, you should incline bench press.  Although you don’t have to incline bench press to build chest mass, doing so will probably make your pecs appear more proportional, balanced, and “aesthetic.” Some people disagree, though. They say that the incline bench press is a fine exercise for your chest and shoulders, but it doesn’t offer...

Incline Dumbbell Press: Form, Variations & Common Mistakes

The incline dumbbell press is one of my all-time favorite chest exercises. It trains all of your “pushing” muscles (pecs, shoulders, and triceps) simultaneously and allows you to move heavy weights, making it a time efficient way to build your upper body. It’s a cut above many other chest exercises, too, because it’s particularly good...
- Advertisement -

Must Read