Trap Bar Deadlift Vs Squat – A Scientific Guide

Trap Bar Deadlift Vs Squat

The trap bar (or hex bar) deadlift and squat are both exercises that can be used to build lower body strength. But which one is better for you? In this article, we’ll take a look at both exercises, which muscles they work, and considerations for each, so you can decide which one is best for you. 

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Wide Grip Pull Ups vs Close Grip – Which is Best For You?

In this article, we’ll explore the differences between wide grip pull ups and close grip pull ups. We’ll also discuss the different muscles used during both pull up variations and what advantages and disadvantages each variation offers. Wide Grip Pull Ups vs Close Grip Pull Ups The main difference between wide grip pull ups and … Read more

How to Goblet Squat – Form, Muscles Worked, Tips & More

Technical coaching points on how to goblet squat

In this article, we’ll walk you through what a goblet squat is, how to perform it, the muscles it works, and more. Let’s get started!   What is a goblet squat? A goblet squat is performed the same as a regular squat, but whilst holding a dumbbell or kettlebell infront of your body, like a big … Read more

The Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT) – Everything You Need to Know

In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about The Sport Competition Anxiety Test (SCAT), including what it measures and how to conduct the test. We’ll also cover normative data, the advantages and disadvantages of the test and common questions. What is the SCAT? The SCAT, which Martens and colleagues created … Read more

Push ups vs pull ups – What’s the difference & which is best?

The two main differences between the push up and pull up are (1) the type of movement pattern and (2) the muscles you work.

The push up is a horizontal pressing movement, which targets the chest, shoulders and tricep muscles. The pull up, is a vertical pulling movement, which targets the lats, upper back and bicep muscles.

Sit-ups vs Crunches – Which one Is best?

The main difference between sit-ups and crunches is how much you actually “sit up.”

In a sit-up, you lift your shoulders and lower back off the floor until you’re in an upright sitting posture, whereas in the crunch, you only lift your shoulders off the floor, whilst making sure your lower and mid-back doesn’t come off the floor.

Planks Vs Crunches – Which Is Best?

Which one should you choose – planks or crunches? Let’s talk about the differences between the two exercises and look at each one in more depth. Are planks better than crunches? Planks and crunches work your rectus abdominals and oblique muscles, but the plank also works your transverse abdominals in addition to your upper and … Read more

Planks Vs Sit-Ups – Your Ultimate Guide

Planks require you to hold your body in one position (i.e. a position similar to the start of a push-up), which works your entire core equally, whereas the sit-up is a dynamic exercise where you repetitively move between lying down and sitting up, whilst on the floor, which mainly works one part of your core, the rectus abdominal muscles.

Sumo Squat Vs Regular Squat

The main difference between the sumo squat and the regular squat is the setup position of the feet.

In the sumo squat, the feet are set wider than shoulder-width and your feet are turned out at 45 degrees when compared to the regular squat, where your feet are set exactly shoulder-width apart and your feet are either pointing forwards or slightly turned out.