Velocity Based Training

A Practical Guide to Velocity Based Training for Serious Lifters

It’s a rare day in the fitness world when something comes along that’s truly new and effective. It’s usually just a worthless fad, a gimmick or a repackaged version of something that’s been around for years… …This time is different. Enter velocity based training (VBT). The concept of velocity based training itself has been around … Read more

How to use varying rep ranges to build bigger legs

Is Varying Rep Ranges the Key to Building Bigger Legs?

This is a guest post by Luke Cafferty of StrengthAuthority.com. Be sure to leave your feedback in the comment section at the end of the article. I don’t care who says otherwise, a big set of wheels is the most impressive body part ANYONE can develop. I honestly would not be able to say how many … Read more

Tips to Fix Muscle Imbalances

5 Not-So-Common Tips to Fix Muscle Imbalances

This is a guest post by Alex Eriksson of AnabolicHealth.com – Not to be confused with me, Alex V., of King of the Gym. Be sure to leave your feedback in the comment section below. Muscular imbalances are likely to affect us all at some point. In fact, it’s incredibly unlikely that, as a regular gym-goer, you … Read more

Tips for Better Posture

13 Incredibly Useful Tips for Better Posture That Actually Work

Achieving better posture is a popular goal thanks to the explosion of interest in mobility and “prehab” focused training in recent years. The reasons for wanting better posture vary from person to person: Bodybuilders want to develop a more aesthetic default posture; they want to be able to do exercises that require good mobility so they can target certain muscle groups (e.g. face … Read more

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10 Tips for Improving Leg Drive on Bench Press

The bench press may seem simple at first glance. But nothing could be further from the truth. There’s a bunch of different things to think about when benching, including but not limited to: shoulder blades together and down, upper back arched, elbows in, lats activated (when bar is near bottom of range of motion), breathe using the valsalva maneuver, butt on the bench, and leg drive. It’s that last point in the list above that I want to focus on today: leg drive.

20 Dip Variations: 4 Assisted Dips & 16 Advanced Dip Variations

This post contains 20 different dip variations, including 4 assisted dip exercises for beginners and weaklings, plus 16 advanced dip exercises for seasoned lifters and calisthenics enthusiasts. 4 Assisted Dip Variations Are you too weak for bodyweight dips? No biggie. This is a common problem that trainees face when new to the dips exercise. Assisted … Read more

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Grip Strength Training Exercises for Building Crush, Pinch & Support Grip Strength

Grip strength training is essential for developing powerful hands, strong forearms and a devastatingly intense vice-like grip that can instantly transform diamonds into dust. In this guide, I’ll discuss the benefits of grip strength training and provide several highly effective exercises for building up your pinch, crush and support grip strength. The hands are your … Read more