Do Squats Make You Jump Higher? (Yes, Here’s Why & How)

The squat is a staple exercise among all strength and conditioning programs. This is because the squat has been shown to be one of the best exercises for building both lower body strength and mass. But, does the squat make you jump higher? Yes, building strength in the squat has been shown to increase vertical … Continue ReadingDo Squats Make You Jump Higher? (Yes, Here’s Why & How)

How Many Times Per Week Should You Squat?

Over my 15-year powerlifting career, I squatted anywhere from 1-4 times per week. You might think that squatting more frequently is necessary in order to continue seeing progress. However, more is not necessarily better, and your squat frequency will change based on your goals and level of experience. So how many times per week should … Continue ReadingHow Many Times Per Week Should You Squat?

Can You Deadlift Every Day? (Pros, Cons, & Sample Program)

The deadlift is one of the staple exercises in the gym. It’s also the final lift in a powerlifting competition, which arguably is the most important lift for achieving a podium finish. We all want a strong deadlift, but can you deadlift every day? Deadlifting every day can be a good way to train your … Continue ReadingCan You Deadlift Every Day? (Pros, Cons, & Sample Program)

How Many Times Per Week Should You Bench Press?

Throughout various times of my competitive powerlifting history, I benched anywhere from 1 to 4 times per week. The idea that ‘more is better’ is not necessarily true, and everyone will have an optimal bench press frequency based on their level of experience and goals. So how many times per week should you bench press? … Continue ReadingHow Many Times Per Week Should You Bench Press?