Training Tips

You Gotta Be Kidding Me- Bridging on the Bench Press

  I could hardly believe what I was reading. I sat in absolute bewilderment as I read an article in a recent muscle magazine. It explained in detail why you should lift your hips as high as possible off the bench (called bridging) when you bench press. Was the author seriously recommending this type of thing to people who...
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Exercises & Routines

You Gotta Be Kidding Me- Bridging on the Bench Press (repost)

I sat in absolute bewilderment as I read an article in a recent muscle magazine. It explained in detail why you should lift your hips as high as possible off the bench (called bridging) when you bench press. Was the author seriously recommending this type of thing to people who are trying to improve their workouts? I could hardly believe...
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Exercises & Routines

Weighted Dips for the Pecs and Triceps

The bench press is one of the best exercises we have for training the chest muscles and triceps. We use the bench press because we can easily add weight to the bar or grab a heavier dumbbell for increased resistance. Probably the biggest drawback to the bench press, however, is that only your arms are moving. Technically (and I...
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Weight Lifting 101

Know Thy Pecs

The key to training each of your muscles is to understand their function and how they work. Your chest is no different. Here, we’ll go over your pectoral muscles, how to train them, and we’ll even dispel a few myths along the way. Chest Anatomy: The pectorals are your chest muscles. They begin at your sternum and connect to...
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