What Is A Superset In Strength Training? + 2 Workout Examples

There are a lot of different approaches and formats to strength training sessions. For example, you can perform drop sets, where you begin with a higher weight and fewer reps and then sequentially lower the weight or your subsequent sets while increasing the number of reps.  There is also circuit training, which involves rotating between a … Read more

5 Reasons You’re Not Gaining Muscle Mass

One of the top benefits of resistance training, and certainly the reason that many people stay diligent in lifting weights, is to build muscle. Unfortunately, even with the best intentions and what feels like a hard effort, plenty of people find that they are lifting weights but not gaining muscle mass or can’t build muscle … Read more

Should You Do Abs Every Day? + The Best Ab Exercises To Build Strength

Whether you call them “six-pack abs” or “washboard abs,” it’s pretty universal that a toned and svelte midsection is a highly sought-after fitness and physique goal. Like other strong, well-defined muscles, having chiseled abs is a matter of doing the right kind of ab workouts in your training and eating the right foods in the … Read more

First Time Going To The Gym? 6 Helpful Tips + Sample Workout

Even thinking about going to the gym for the first time can feel overwhelming and most likely stressful. Many of us feel anxiety about jumping into doing anything new, and stepping foot into that massive room with wall-to-wall machines and weights is up there on the list. Your first time going to the gym, you may … Read more

Hypertrophy Vs Strength Training: A Detailed Comparison

Although there are other possible resistance training goals, the two primary goals or approaches to weight lifting are increasing hypertrophy and increasing strength. When comparing hypertrophy vs strength training, there is some overlap in the approach and the outcomes, but there are differences as well. The primary aim of strength training is increasing the strength … Read more

Do Squats Make Your Butt Bigger? 12 Exercises For Stronger Glutes

There are many excellent benefits of squats, which is why squats are a mainstay in the workout routine of athletes of almost every sport and ability level, as well as everyday “Joes” and “Janes” trying to get fit. For example, squats increase your heart rate and burn calories, improve your jumping ability, and can strengthen … Read more

Can Lifting Weights Stunt Growth? The Truth About Kids + Strength Training

There are many excellent physical and mental health benefits of lifting weights.  For example, weight lifting increases strength, builds lean body mass, increases bone density, burns calories, boosts metabolic rate, decreases blood pressure, reduces body fat, and can lower stress. But is lifting weights safe for kids? Can lifting weights stunt growth? In this article, … Read more

5 Benefits Of Doing Push-Ups Every Day

Push-ups are a classic bodyweight exercise that every kid learns in PE class or youth sports, and like many of the best exercises, push-ups remain a mainstay (or at least they should!) in the workout routines of adults as well. Although push-ups can be quite challenging for beginners, there are many benefits of doing push-ups … Read more