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.

Goblet Squat Vs Back Squat – Your Questions Answered

The two main differences between a goblet squat and back squat are i) the location of the weight relative to your center of mass, and ii) the equipment used for each type of exercise. In a goblet squat you use a kettlebell/dumbell and the mass is located in front of your chest.

Sumo Vs Regular Deadlifts – Which Is Better?

The deadlift is one of the best exercises for building muscle strength and size across your posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, back) But what are the differences between sumo and conventional deadlifts, and which one is best for you? Let’s jump right into it. Sumo deadlift vs regular deadlift Sumo deadlifts are performed with a wide … Read more

Goblet Squat Vs Sumo Squat

Trying to build up your legs but not sure which squat variation to use?  This goblet squat vs sumo squat article is going to help you decide. Are goblet squats and sumo squats the same? Goblet squats and sumo squats are generally not the same exercise, but here’s the tricky thing, they technically CAN be … Read more