How to Train Your Glute Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Glute exercises and workout

“Don’t judge a person’s strength by looking at their arms. Look at their butt!” Your gluteal muscles, or simply glutes, are one of your largest and strongest muscle groups. The glutes have long been eye-catching symbols of youth, virility, and also – strength. Since the glutes sit at the center of your body, they are … Read more

How to Train Your Back Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Back muscles

“I would rather have a big burden and a strong back, than a weak back and a caddy to carry life’s luggage.” Elbert Hubbard A strong back will support everything else you do. From lifting whatever heavy loads that come your way, to standing firm like an oak. Visually, you might not be able to … Read more

How to Train Your Chest Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Arnold Schwarzenegger Chest Muscles

A broad and powerful chest is more than just a filler of your shirt. Strong chest muscles increase your physical performance in every athletic endeavor where you project force forward – whether you’re throwing a ball, a punch, or pushing an opponent out of your way. Your chest muscles – along with your shoulders, upper … Read more

How to Fix Muscle and Strength Imbalances

Fix muscle and strength imbalances

Is one of your arms smaller and weaker than the other? Or maybe one of your legs? Today’s question comes from Johanna, who wants to know how to fix such muscle and strength imbalances: “What should I do about muscular asymmetries? I’m getting better muscle contact on my right side, and the muscles on my … Read more

Should You Stretch after Strength Training?

Stretch after strength training

You put down the weights after your last set – now what? Can you hit the showers, or should you do some stretching after your weight training is done? That’s what today’s question from David is about: “Is it important to stretch after strength training?” I answer this question in the video below, but if … Read more

Building Muscle in a Caloric Balance vs. Bulking

Build muscle in a caloric balance

Can you build muscle in a caloric balance, and how does it compare to bulking? That’s what today’s question from Eskil is about: Can you talk about the difference between building muscle while in a caloric balance vs. bulking? That is, being in a caloric surplus. I answer this question in the video below, but … Read more

Powerlifting ABC: A Complete Training Program for Powerlifting!

Powerlifting ABC training program

Say hello to our newest training program: Powerlifting ABC! Powerlifting ABC is an 11 week long powerlifting program, divided into four weeks of preparatory training, four weeks of specialization, and three weeks of peaking – which culminates in a competition (or max attempts). The program is available in 3- and 4-day versions, where the volume increases … Read more

Getting Stronger While Cutting?

Get stronger while cutting

Can you get stronger while cutting and losing weight? That’s what today’s question from Nora is about: Is it possible to get stronger while losing weight, that is, while you are in a caloric deficit? I answer this question in the video below, but if you’d rather read, you can skip to the transcript below … Read more

Training for Rep Strength vs. Max Strength?

Max strength vs rep strength

Today we’ve got a question on rep strength vs. max strength, from Miss Blue: “What are your tips for people like me, that have a high rep strength relative to their max strength. I’m having a hard time increasing my 1RM in the bench press, but I can still do 11 reps at 85% of … Read more

Protein Needs Based on Fat-Free Mass?

Protein needs and fat-free mass

Today we’ve got a question on protein needs, from Stefan in Sweden. He writes: “If I understand correctly, protein intake is often mentioned in terms of grams of protein per kilo of bodyweight, for instance 2 grams per kilo. Wouldn’t fat-free mass be a more relevant metric, since a person at 80 kilos would have … Read more