Category Archives: Exercises

Best Weight Lifting Exercises – Free Weights, Machines & More!

One of (if not THE) most important parts of an effective workout routine are the weight lifting exercises it is comprised of. There are literally hundreds of different exercises out there for you to choose from, so it can definitely be confusing trying to figure out which are best for your workout routine, your body […]

Best Chest Exercises & Workout – Bench Press, Incline, Decline, Flyes

Chest exercises are classified as horizontal pushing movements. Why? Because they are all typically done by pushing or pressing some type of weight away from your body in the horizontal plane. Common examples of some of the best chest exercises include: Flat Bench Press (with a barbell or dumbbells) Incline Bench Press (with a barbell […]

Best Bicep Exercises & Workout – Barbell Curls, Dumbbell & Preacher Curl

Bicep exercises are classified as elbow flexion movements. Why? Because they are all typically done by flexing at the elbow joint to lift a weight upwards in the direction of your head. Common examples of some of the best bicep exercises include: Barbell Curls Dumbbell Curls (seated or standing) Preacher Curls (barbell or dumbbell) Incline […]

Best Shoulder Exercises & Workout – Barbell/Dumbbell Press, Lateral/Front Raises

Shoulder exercises are classified as vertical pushing movements. Why? Because they are all typically done by pushing, pressing or raising a weight up vertically in relation to your body. Common examples of some of the best shoulder exercises include: Overhead Barbell Press (seated or standing) Overhead Dumbbell Press (seated or standing) Arnold Press Overhead Shoulder […]

Best Back Exercises & Workout – Pull Ups, Lat Pulldown & Rows

Back exercises are classified as either horizontal pulling movements or vertical pulling movements. Why? Because they are all typically done by either pulling a weight in towards your body horizontally from out in front of you (like a row), or pulling a weight down towards your body vertically from above you (like a lat pulldown). […]

Best Leg Exercises & Workout – Squats and Romanian Deadlifts

“Leg exercises” are an overall category of weight lifting that includes exercises for the quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. For the most part, they are divided into 2 main groups: quad dominant movements and hamstring (or posterior chain) dominant movements. Why? Because most of the best leg exercises tend to hit just about everything all […]

Best Tricep Exercises & Workout – Dips, Pushdowns, Extensions & Close Grip Press

Tricep exercises are classified as elbow extension movements. Why? Because they are all typically done by extending your arm at the elbow joint to lift a weight in the direction away from head. Common examples of some of the best tricep exercises include: Dips Close Grip Bench Press (flat, incline or decline) Lying Triceps Extensions/Skull […]

The Best Abdominal Exercises, Ab Workouts & Machines For Perfect Abs

When putting together your ab workouts, you’ll often find that there are literally hundreds of different abdominal exercises for you to choose from. For example… Crunches. Leg raises. Hanging leg raises. Situps. Hip thrusts. Side bends. Ab twists. Planks. Ab roll-outs. Hundreds of different ab machines, ab exercises and workouts on video, and abdominal exercise […]

Dumbbell Exercises – Best Workout Routine Using Only Dumbbells

I’ve gotten a lot of emails over the years from people asking specifically for a list of dumbbell exercises. They tell me that they only have access to dumbbells (no barbells, no machines) and were wondering if it was still possible to design an effective workout routine this way. Would their dumbbell only workouts be […]

Do More Pull Ups – How To Increase Your Pull Ups & Chin Ups

While many people consider the deadlift to be the king of back exercises in terms of building muscle and increasing strength (which I don’t disagree with), I’d personally include pull ups as a very close second place in that discussion. They are probably my favorite back (and bicep) exercise of them all, and I feel […]