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Proper Push-up Alignment Checklist

  Push-ups are a staple exercise that are part of so many routines. The best part about push-ups is that they require no equipment- they can be done anywhere at any time! They also work several muscles in the body and prove extremely effective if done properly. Not sure if your push-ups are up to par? Check out this alignment …

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How to Perform the Zottman Curl

If you are looking to add a new workout to your arm routine, look no further! The zottman curl is considered an old school exercise, created for bodybuilders back in the day, but that doesn’t mean it won’t give you that pump you are looking for nowadays. The BUFF DUDES are going to show you how it is done and how …

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Proper Dip Technique

Dips are a very effective exercise, however, they are also one of the most subtly butchered exercises. One of the reasons being that there is not as much discussion surrounding them as there is with movements such as squats, lunges, and deadlifts. There is not a lot of information out there about dips and if there is, it is quite …

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How to Perform the Farmer’s Walk

Chances are you have seen someone walking laps in the gym holding a set of dumbbells. You are probably wondering what they are doing and more importantly, what are they working? The movement is called the farmer’s walk. The farmer’s walk tests your grip, your agility, your leg strength, your upper back strength, and your mental toughness. It seem’s like …

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How to Perform Bodyweight Squats

Bodyweight squats are a staple for a lot of workout routines. They allow you to get your form down pat before you add on more weight or an effective workout on their own.  Adam Steer, a.k.a “The Bodyweight Coach”, is here to go though some crucial cues that are going to help ensure that you are performing your bodyweight squat …

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Over Pulling on Pull-ups and Pulldowns

Pull-ups and pulldowns are great exercises for really building those lats and your back. Just like any other movement, however, when done inproperly it can lead to injury and lack of results. Dr. Joel Seedman goes over one of the mot common mistakes when it comes to pull-ups and pulldowns- overpulling.   Like any movement, there is an ideal range of …

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How To Perform The Front Squat

  The front squats are one of the best exercixes for building those quads! The front squats differ from the back squats because you are actually putting the bar in front of your body (the anterior part of your body), supporting it with the clavicle portion. This is considered a more advanced movement, so the BUFF DUDES are going to …

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Plate Swings

The kettle bell swing is certainly an amazing exercise that helps you regain posture and works a plethora of muscles simultaneously- hips, glutes, hamstrings, and shoulders to name a few! This movement aids in developing strength, power, and balance. With that being said, why wouldn’t you want to incorporate this into your workout regime? Although, the real question is: how …

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Common Plank Mistakes

The Plank. It’s become a staple of workouts everywhere and promises to be the ultimate core workout that can be done anywhere as it requires no weights or equipment. As an isometric exercise (meaning that it is performed in a static position), the main goal when performing a plank is to find your perfect form and hold it solidly for …

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How to Instantly Boost Chin-Up Performance

Chin-ups are a classic exercise that work the back and upper body. Chin-ups are great for further targeting your latissimus dorsi and biceps. When performed properly, this exercise is extremely effective on these areas. However, when performed incorrectly, the output does not give the same results. Strength Coach, Charles Poliquin, shares how to improve your chin-up performance to maximize those upper …