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Top 11 Lower Back Barbell Exercises

Did you know that 80% of people experience debilitating back pain – and research shows this is often due to weak back muscles? A weak back makes you worse at everything – and it comes with serious consequences later in life when you need those back muscles most. The lower back muscles – the spinal

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Hack Squat Foot Placements: Muscles Worked, Pros & Cons

The hack squat is a perfect exercise to target your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.  However, did you know that your foot stance can impact which muscles work dominantly during the exercise? This article will reveal the hack squat foot stances and how they affect your muscles. But before I do that, let’s briefly explain a

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The 10 Best Battle Rope Alternative Exercises 

Battle ropes are a versatile exercise tool for total body strength and conditioning! But what if you can’t access a gym with a rope or a reasonable workout area in your house? Don’t Worry! Many battle rope alternatives can provide a similar workout using body weight, weights, or cardio equipment.  This blog will outline the

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8 Foot Placements On Leg Press: When To Use & Why?

The leg press offers a variety of foot positions and stances! You can effectively target specific leg muscles by adjusting your foot placement on the platform. To better understand the various foot positions and the muscles they target, let’s first clarify what a leg press is and why it’s such a loved exercise.  What Is

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Top 11 Pec Deck Alternatives To Build A Huge Chest

What can I use instead of a pec deck? You can easily replace the pec deck with a cable crossover or single-arm cable exercises. It’s also possible to use bodyweight, resistance band, or free weight exercises to replace the pec deck and still build a huge chest. A pec deck is a convenient machine, but

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Top 6 Back Exercises with a Bench & Dumbbells

A humble pair of dumbbells and a punching bag is all that Rocky needed to get jacked, so you can surely make some gains with them. Add a bench, and you get great stability, making the whole process much easier! 1. Seal Row Seal Row is a peculiar name for one of the best back

machine high row alternatives

Top 8 Machine High Row Alternatives & Subtitles

The machine high row is one of the most popular weight machines at the gym for building a bigger back. It’s a mixture of pulldown and row, giving you double value for your time. Because it’s so good, many people need to know machine high row alternatives – what if your gym doesn’t have one?

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Should You Squat & Deadlift On The Same Day (Same Workout)?

Squats and Deadlifts are popular strength exercises used by novice and experienced ”weightlifters” to develop the hamstrings, quads, and glutes.  While performing both exercises in the same workout (or on the same day) is possible, it’s essential to consider your fitness goals, past and current injuries, and the demands it has on your body. Combining

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Top 10 Single-Leg Exercises for Strength, Mass & Athleticism

Humans move one leg at a time. If you’re not developing single-leg strength, you’re missing out on some of the most versatile and high-value exercises. You’re opening yourself up to some glaring weaknesses as well. In this article, we’re discussing 10 of our favorite single-leg exercises to build muscle and strength while becoming a more

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Top 5 Safe Chest Exercises For Those Who Suffer From Bad Shoulders

Choosing the right chest exercises while dealing with bad shoulders can be tricky. With a range of potential injuries (like a torn rotator cuff or biceps tendon), selecting (safe) chest exercises to minimize pain and discomfort is essential. You can manage most sports injuries by understanding what triggers or causes them, making simple exercise modifications,