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

Bench Press Boogie: Six Week Bench Press Training Program

Bench Press Boogie Program

Was it a long time since you broke a personal record in the bench press? Does it feel like you have reached a plateau in your strength and are not moving forward? Few things are more satisfying than the feeling of bench pressing a heavier weight than you have ever lifted before. The sad part … Read more

The 25 Best Accessory Exercises to Improve Your Bench Press

Accessory Exercises to Improve Bench Press

Are you struggling to improve your bench press? The barbell bench press is one of the most popular exercises in the world (and the most popular exercise in our workout log) and is well-known for its ability to bulk up and build your upper body strength and muscle mass. Getting stronger in the bench press … Read more

Advanced Bench Press Program, 3 Days/Week

Advanced bench press program

How do you get stronger in the bench press as an advanced lifter? In this post, I’ll outline an advanced bench press program and explain how and why your training should be different from the beginner’s and the intermediate’s. Still a beginner? Check out our beginner bench press program. Still at the intermediate stage? Check out our intermediate … 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

Urinary Incontinence in Athletes and Exercise: More Common Than You Think

athletic incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common problem affecting women in general and even more common among female athletes. If you have urine leakage while exercising, you’re far from alone. Exercising females in many sports experience urinary incontinence. At the same time, it’s something of a hush-hush phenomenon, perhaps because many find it embarrassing. This article looks … Read more

How to Train Your Front Delts: Exercises & Workout

Front delt muscle training

Your front delts, or anterior deltoids, is the front part of your shoulder muscle. It originates on your clavicle, inserts on your humerus (upper arm bone), and aids your chest muscles in flexing and internally rotating your shoulder. In this article, you will learn about front delt muscle anatomy, what some effective front delt exercises … Read more

How Fast Can You Build Muscle?

Woman training to build muscle fast

As soon as you’re setting down the weights after your first set in the gym, your muscles starts sending signals for growth. And an hour or two later, when you are done with your workout, the process of building new muscle protein is already in full swing. But how fast can you really build muscle? … Read more

How to Train Your Biceps: Exercises & Workout

Biceps training exercise

Your biceps are one of the most visually striking muscles, and has been an icon of bodybuilding for decades. Few muscles garner more training attention than these, and given how they are always visible when you are in short sleeves, that is understandable. A pair of well-developed biceps are hard to ignore, given how they … Read more

Squat Depth: How Deep Should You Squat?

Deep barbell squat

Key Points: Deep squats (120–140° knee flexion) lead to greater muscle growth in the quads, glutes, and adductors than shallow or half squats (60–90°). You improve your strength the most at the depth you train at. Deep squats, however, have greater carryover to shallow squats than vice versa. The required squat depth in powerlifting is … Read more