Heavy weight training and Joint Pain

If you plan to push your body beyond what you expect it to do, you will face certain problems and issues that could hinder your progress. Athletes of all types, experience some form of joint issue throughout their career, whether the athlete is one who is doing it for fun or as an actual career. For professional athletes, they have people there (coaches, medical experts in the area of sports medicine, etc), to help them with recovering from these issues or preventing them in the future. For the average, mere mortal like you and I, we have to find our own solutions to these problems.

As joint issues is an inevitable part of heavy weight training, knowing how to treat it (at home remedies to help relieve the pain), and what to do to prevent it from reoccurring, is the best solution to the whole problem.

In this post, I provide you all the information you need to recover or prevent joint issues.

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The Downside of Leg Pressing

I am sure you have heard about or have seen the leg press machine, and even wondered if it was necessary to even use it as part of your leg routine. I will personally admit, that I had always felt that doing leg presses, was something I had to do and incorporate into my leg day workout. In fact, I was so adamant about doing it, that I always told myself that doing my leg press was much more important than my back squat, so if I was crunched for time, that was the exercise I was going to do.

Unfortunately, progressing in the leg press exercise isn’t as safe as progressing in any of the other leg exercises, for example, squats. What people don’t tell you about the leg press exercise, is how damaging it can actually be on the knees.

In this post, I am going to speak on why it is damaging to your knees and if you so insist on incorporating it into your leg day workout, how you can still keep it there without experiencing any nasty knee problems.

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If you are committed to lifting weights and getting muscular, you need to educate yourself on the possible injuries that could arise from it. Not everyone experiences these unfortunate injuries but learning about them and how to treat them, can help you significantly. Once you are getting stronger and lifting more weights in the gym, certain things happen inevitably. Knowing what to do when it happens, can; prevent you from causing more injury to yourself, doing the same thing that caused the problem in the first place and most importantly, prevent you from not being able to work out for a significant amount of time, while you allow the injured body part to recover. The latter, is a weight lifters worst nightmare. Lets be proactive and if an injury does occur, reactive in a manner that doesn’t take you out of the gym for a significant amount of time.

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