Leg Press vs Squat: Which is Better For You?

Leg press vs squat

Leg presses and squats are two of the most common and effective exercises for training your leg muscles. But which is better? Is one of them better for building muscle, gaining strength, or improving your sports performance? In this article, I’ll compare the leg press and the squat and try to help you decide which … Read more

The German Volume Training Plan to Build Muscle

German Volume Training Program

German Volume Training is an old-school training program popularized by strength coach Charles Poliquin. The weightlifters he trained reportedly used this program in the off-season to bulk up and add a lot of muscle mass fast. While the primary aim of this program is to build muscle, you can expect to gain strength as well. … Read more

PHUL Workout Routine: Program & Guide

PHUL workout routine

PHUL stands for Power Hypertrophy Upper Lower and is a popular 4-day workout routine that combines training for strength and hypertrophy. This guide will provide a complete outline of the PHUL workout program and links to exercise instructions. This program is also available 100% free in StrengthLog. Following the program in the app lets you … Read more

The 10 Best Upper Chest Exercises for Powerful Pecs

Upper chest exercises

Do you want to build a big and powerful chest? Then you need to develop both your upper, middle, and lower chest muscle fibers. Your upper chest muscles are among the most visually striking muscles in your upper body. They are the muscles that lift your shirt and form a raised, proud chest. In this … Read more

Top 20 Powerlifting Exercises For Strength & Mass

Powerlifting Exercises

Powerlifting is all about getting stronger in the big three lifts: the squat, bench press, and deadlift. While these exercises are great for increasing your strength and muscle mass, they are not the only exercises employed by powerlifters looking to boost their total. In this article, we’ll go over 20 of the best and most … Read more

The 10 Best Lower Chest Exercises to Build Your Pecs

Lower chest exercise

Do you want a big and strong chest? Then you need to develop both the upper, middle, and lower chest muscle fibers. In this article, I’ll list ten of the best lower chest exercises and how you can put them together into a lower chest workout. In order to understand the exercise choices, let’s begin … Read more

Powerlifting Pronto: 5 Days/Week Powerlifting Program

Powerlifting Pronto program

Powerlifting Pronto is our minimalistic powerlifting program. It is six weeks long and you work out five days per week. This program can best be described as a stripped-down version of our popular program Powerlifting Polka. The latter is a more comprehensive powerlifting program, with a higher total training volume and longer workouts. But what … Read more

How Long Should You Rest Before a Powerlifting Competition?

Powerlifting competition squat

Key Points: A new study found that neither three nor five days of rest affected isometric squat strength. Isometric bench press strength was unaffected after three days but decreased by 2.4% after five days of rest. *** Preparing for a powerlifting competition often includes some form of taper or peaking. Generally, this peaking includes at … Read more

Powerlifting Polka: 3, 4, or 6 Days/Week Powerlifting Program

Powerlifting Polka

Powerlifting Polka is one of our most popular and effective powerlifting programs. It is six weeks long and comes in three versions: 3, 4, and 6 days per week. The goal of the program is to make you bigger and stronger in the three powerlifts: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. Powerlifting Polka … Read more