Spotting – Bench Press

“It was all you bro!” — Your spotter that decided to row the barbell off your chest for no apparent reason. One thing is for sure: you can never be sure if your spotter is “that” type of person or not, and checking before it is too late is crucial to both keeping your sanity […]

Smelling Salts

What are they? Smelling salts are more often than not in form of ammonium carbonate. By combining carbon dioxide and ammonium hydroxide, the liquid solution of ammonia, one can produce this main ingredient of most smelling salts. Throughout history,smelling salts have had a multitude of different purposes, most of them involving waking up people who […]

The Deadlift

The simplest yet one of the most respected lifts is precisely the deadlift. This exercise has found its’ way into almost every strength training program there is, and usually, if it is missing from your program, the program needs to be reevaluated. The deadlift allows for almost full body use, unlike any other exercise, and […]

Biological Law of Accommodation

The Biological Law of Accommodation Vladimir M. Zatsiorsky is an authority on this subject as a biomechanist and author of a multitude of indispensable books and studies about the science of strength training. According to Zatsiorsky, the biological law of accommodation manifests in the way that “the response of a biological object to a given […]


Is it okay to round the back during deadlifts? Does it increase the risk of injury? Why is form important? You will find the answer to all of these questions (and many more) below. Exercising too strictly can sometimes prevent you from progressing in the amount you could. Exercising too loosely can sometimes prevent you […]