BACK TRAINING

 

deadlift lower back pain

6 TIPS TO ELIMINATE LOWER BACK PAIN FROM DEADLIFTS

Deadlifts and lower back pain. Lower back pain and deadlifts. For many lifters, these two things seem to go hand in hand. Because the deadlift is such a technically complex exercise and allows you to handle very heavy weights, it can...
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are deadlifts necessary?

ARE DEADLIFTS NECESSARY IN A MUSCLE BUILDING ROUTINE?

They’ve been considered a “must have” exercise in bodybuilding routines for decades… In fact, some lifters will even go as far as to say that you can’t build a truly great physique without them. But is the basic conventional deadlift...
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muscular back exercises

6 UNCOMMON EXERCISES FOR A THICK, MUSCULAR BACK

Building a thick, muscular back that really stands out is often quite a challenge for natural trainees. It’s a set of muscles that can be tough to develop a strong “mind-muscle connection” to without allowing the biceps and forearms to take...
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how to do shrugs

HOW TO DO SHRUGS THE RIGHT WAY FOR MAXIMUM TRAP GAINS

The traps just don’t get enough respect. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that they’re the single most “underrated” muscle group for those trying to build a bigger, more muscular looking body. Most beginners are so pre-occupied with...
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barbell row vs. dumbbell row

BARBELL ROW VS. DUMBBELL ROW: WHICH IS SUPERIOR?

A well-rounded muscle building workout plan isn’t complete without a basic horizontal pulling movement thrown into the mix. Free weight rowing exercises are a great way to build up the size and strength of the lats and mid-back, as well as providing secondary...
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close grip v-bar pulldown

THE “CLOSE GRIP V-BAR PULLDOWN” FOR WIDER LATS

There’s a reason why most lifters in the gym tend to have under-developed lats in comparison to the rest of their upper body… Aside from the basic issue of imbalanced workout programming, the lats are also the most challenging muscle...
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seal row

THE “SEAL ROW”: A UNIQUE EXERCISE FOR A BIGGER BACK

When it comes to free weight rowing exercise for the back, standard bent over barbell rows and dumbbell rows are the typical “go to” movements for most lifters. These basic foundational lifts are certainly a great way to stimulate the...
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