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

Beginner Machine Program, 2x/Week

Beginner machine program

So you want to get started with strength training? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, I’ll outline a simple but effective training program for beginners. The program is entirely based on machines, and you’ll be working out twice per week. This program is available completely free in our workout tracker StrengthLog, which … 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