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Here’s what we’re covering today:
Arnold Schwarzenegger reveals his heaviest lifts on the back squat, bench press, and deadlift
Should you do the dumbbell or barbell bench press? We embrace the debate
We explore the benefits of soaking in a sauna after a steamy workout
While Arnold Schwarzenegger is widely renowned for his bodybuilding accomplishments, have you ever wondered how much he could lift? On November 21, the seven-time Mr. Olympia finally revealed his one-rep maxes for the bench, squat, and deadlift during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.
Although “The Austrian Oak’s” total lift load amounted to a staggering 1,845 pounds, he humbly acknowledges that modern bodybuilders and powerlifters have blown past these numbers. Nevertheless, he’s content with his achievements, noting that lifting heavy weights was crucial in rapidly building his muscle mass.
See the numbers Schwarzenegger put up below and find out how they compare to other formidable athletes.
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Battle of the Bench Presses
Are you torn between choosing a dumbbell or barbell bench press for your push day? Gaining insight into the nuances of these bench press variations will help you reach your desired results, whether you want to increase your strength or simply build bigger pecs.
For starters, barbell exercises let you lift heavier, fostering strength and muscle growth. Conversely, dumbbells offer the advantages of unilateral training, enhancing muscle balance and strengthening your stabilizers. We analyzed these two moves, providing insights on proper execution, benefits, and optimal implementation based on your goals. Check out the results below.
Sweat It Out
After a challenging training session, gymgoers have various options for post-workout recovery. These include ice baths, CBD sports creams, stretching, and foam rolling. Saunas, in particular, are popular among athletes for their exceptional recovery benefits beyond just being a part of spa therapy.
Saunas have a lot to offer, from alleviating minor aches and pains to possibly promoting weight loss and enhancing sleep quality. Whether you want to boost your overall well-being or facilitate muscle recovery, adhering to certain guidelines is crucial for maximizing the advantages of a post-workout sauna session. Keep reading for the ultimate sauna how-to guide.
Front planks are excellent for overall core development, but incorporating side planks hits the often-overlooked obliques. Learn how to master this move for stronger lifts.
Former bodybuilder turned lawyer Rick Collins joins The Mike O’Hearn Show to discuss steroid legalities and his thoughts on the FDA’s crackdown on other PEDs like peptides. Watch the episode here.
To anyone looking for some new home gym equipment, read our comprehensive review of the Bells of Steel Hydra Rack.