Bench Press Grip Width: Close-Grip vs Wide Grip Bench Press

Close-grip bench press strength

Key Points: In general, people are about 5–6% stronger in a wide grip bench press than a close-grip bench press. The close-grip bench press results in higher velocity and power, while the wide grip bench press results in a higher force. In a wide-grip bench press, your chest and shoulders contribute 78% of the force necessary … Read more

How to Train Your Shoulder Muscles: Exercises & Workout

Shoulder muscles training

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” Your shoulder muscles can make for a striking appearance. Wide shoulders are eye-catching symbols of health and strength, and an important feature for creating a V-shaped torso. Athletically, your shoulders are the foundation for every action your arms take. Whether you’re pushing, pulling, or … Read more

How to Train Your Lateral Delts: Exercises & Workout

Lateral deltoid muscle training

Your lateral delts, or lateral deltoids, is the middle part of your shoulder muscle. It originates on the acromion of your shoulder blade and inserts on your humerus (upper arm bone). Its main functions are to abduct your shoulder, as well as keep your arm in place when you are lifting or carrying heavy loads. In this article, you … Read more

How to Train Your Rotator Cuff: Exercises & Workout

Rotator cuff training

Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles that stabilizes your shoulder and moves your upper arm (humerus). In this article, you will learn about the anatomy and function of the rotator cuff, as well as exercises to strengthen it. In the end, we’ll put it all together into a rotator cuff workout. Rotator Cuff … Read more