Bro Gym/Bodybuilding

All of these niche workout styles and programs are just fads, aren't they? If you REALLY want to build the body of your dreams, get stronger, or even just blow off some steam, classic bodybuilding workouts are the way to go, aren't they?

We'll let you be the judge, but if you've made it this far, we're pretty sure you're more interested in finding out the intricacies of how a Smith Machine functions and the roughly 489 variations of EZ-bar curls than you are about silly things like "Jerks from blocks".

We don't blame you; SOMEBODY has to curl those bars (bonus points if performed in the squat rack!)

How Much Does a Smith Machine Bar Weigh? Prepare to be Disappointed…

We all know that the Smith Machines makes the bar feel a bit lighter than “free” barbells (which we normally chalk up to the bar path being pretty much set), it?

Today, we’re going to put this question to rest and while we can’t give an exact answer, we can discuss how much a Smith Machine bar can weigh.

Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting: Worlds Collide…

“I train to lift a heavy barbell a total of nine times across three main lifts” vs “I need to maximize muscle size and definition in the objective eyes of expert judges in order to win”

Yeah…it’s time for the bodybuilding vs poewerlifting debate.

How Much Does A Leg Press Weigh?

Whether you have used it before or are gearing up for your first rodeo with one of these beasts, it is incredibly important to know the different weights of leg press machines because, as you might imagine, you should really want to know the leg press weight of your sets!

…then…remember…you still have to actually use the machine if you want to get stronger…just a reminder before we get going!

What is Powerbuilding? The Love-child of Powerlifting & Bodybuilding

Powerbuilding is an innovative fitness strategy that combines the benefits of powerlifting and bodybuilding. It’s designed for individuals who are looking to gain both strength and muscle mass simultaneously.

At its core, powerbuilding incorporates the heavy lifting and progressive overload while also prioritizing hypertrophy….fun!

Barbell Knurling: A Match Made in the Garage Gym

When you know about knurling and how the style of knurling can affect your lifting, you can become more deliberate in your barbell selection.

For better or for worse!

Mountain…Hill…Volcano(?) we got knurls galore to discuss today!

Bulgarian Split Squats Muscles Worked: The Definitive Guide

Bulgarian Split Squats (not to be confused with “traditional” back squats) are an exceptional exercise to incorporate in your workout routine, especially if you’re looking for a new/niche way to work your lower body. 

Before you hop on the next flight to Sofia (that’s the capital of Bulgaria for you geographically-challenged readers!) It’s crucial to understand how important it is to develop proper technique when performing this somewhat “different” exercise for the leg muscles.

The 10 Best Arm Machines at the Gym

You’re planning your workout and know you wanna work arms at the gym.

Fair enough; who doesn’t want YUGE guns (or pipes…or pythons…or whatever your giant arms word of choice is)?

Thankfully, there are definitely some excellent arm machines at the gym that can work you in ways that barbells and even EZ bars just can’t…

Different Types of Weights: The Complete Guide

So, you’ve taken the first step (literally!) into free weight training, it’s time to learn what all of these magical implements are and how you can get really strong and really fit by using them.

By the end of our discussion, you may even be in the market for a yuge dude wifebeater!

Romanian Deadlift vs Stiff Leg Deadlift

If you’re like most lifters on Earth, you’ve probably experienced the unimaginable shame of mixing up the RDL and the stiff leg deadlift.

That unimaginable shame…doesn’t feel good, man.

After today, you’ll never look like a classic “Romanian deadlift vs stiff leg deadlift mis-labeling buffoon (TM)” again!