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...

How Much Should You Exercise Every Day to be Healthy?

Most people know that exercise is good for them. And most also know that not exercising is bad for them.  Despite that, most people fail to meet even the bare minimum recommendations for physical activity (2.5 hours of moderate exercise or a little over an hour of intense exercise). Just 22.9 percent of Americans hit minimum...

6 of the Best Exercises for Low-Back Pain You Can Do in 10 Minutes Per Day

Key Takeaways Low-back pain is often caused by a dysfunction in the muscles and joints surrounding the low-back (it often has nothing to do with your spine!). Three of the most common dysfunctions are a “stuck” thoracic spine, a stiff quadratus lumborum muscle, or glute muscle that aren’t firing properly. Keep reading to learn 6 of...