Bodyweight vs. Resistance Training

There are many ways to train the body. You can train for strength. You can train for size. You can train for speed or mobility. But however you train, you’ll need to choose the appropriate types of exercises t...

The Top 5 Gym Machines Explained

One of the main reasons we go to the gym and don’t just work out at home is that the gym has better stuff. Let's be honest, you’re not about to buy a $1,900 Pro Maxima Performance Plus Unilateral Decline Chest...

Best Gym Exercises for Abs

When people talk about a six-pack, they're actually talking about the rectus abdominis, also known as the abs. Let's face it, the only reason people start working their abs in the first place is to look like M...
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The Best Gym Machines for Glutes

By mass, your glutes are the largest muscles in your body, yet for some reason we always want ours to be bigger. This is because the glutes assist in many of the biggest lifts, like squats and deadlifts. Altho...
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The 3 Best Dumbbell Leg Exercises

If you're not using dumbbells in your training, you're making a mistake. Dumbbells offer distinct advantages over other types of gym equipment. They allow for an easy progressive overload, aid in stabilization...

How to Use a Rowing Machine

The rowing machine is a staple of every gym. Rowing is a full body exercise that develops aerobic power as well as strength endurance. It is impact-free, making it easier on your joints than other forms of car...
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A Day in the Life of a Personal Trainer

Hey, there. I'm certified personal trainer Frank Hawley. You might know me from other Fitplan articles such as Chest Exercises to Do at the Gym, Bicep Exercises for Bigger Arms and 8 Strategies for Working Out...