Bodyweight Exercise

Are the Hooks on Your Squat Rack Too High?

Are the Hooks on Your Squat Rack Too High?

This one goes out to the beginner-ish lifters out there who squat and bench, but never feel quite as stable as the experienced lifter in the next rack over. While your form might need a bit of work (and you could probably benefit from squat shoes), there’s another thing you’ve…

What Does It Mean to Lift ‘Heavy’?

What Does It Mean to Lift ‘Heavy’?

Lift heavy to build muscle: that’s advice you’ve probably seen in a million places. But how heavy is “heavy,” and how do you know if your workout qualifies?

Challenge Yourself With Shrimp Squats

Challenge Yourself With Shrimp Squats

Squats are an excellent strength-building exercise for the legs, but if you’re doing home workouts without weights, they’ll quickly get too easy. One-legged pistol squats are a classic variation, but they’re incredibly difficult. For a different one-legged challenge, try shrimp squats.