Chest Press vs. Bench Press: 17 Pros and Cons

Chest Press Machine

The machine chest press and the bench press are two popular exercises that both work your chest, front delts, and triceps. The chest press is generally safer and easier to learn, but the bench press has helped more lifters build muscle and reach high levels of strength. Depending on your goals and circumstances, both exercises … Read more

Free Weights vs. Machines – Which Should You Train With?

Training with free weights

Should you be training with free weights or machines if you want to build muscle and strength? And does it make any difference if you are an advanced lifter or a beginner, or if you are young or old? Let’s start by clearing the two terms up: Free weights refer to all kinds of training … Read more

Smith Machine vs. Free Barbell Squats?

Smith machine squat

Just the other day, we received a question from Shawn, who writes: “Hi bud, like your videos! Could you do one on Smith machine squats vs free weight squats, is one better than the other? Is 95 lbs in the smith machine equal to 95 lbs with a free barbell?” That’s a great question! And … Read more