Fitness exercise science

The Biomechanics of the Lat Pulldown: Grips and Form

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The lat pulldown, like the bent-over row, is one of the most popular exercises used to strengthen the muscles of the back. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the lat pulldown exercise including movement requirements, joint actions, ...
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CES exercise science

The Muscles Used in Squats - Squat Biomechanics Explained

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The squat is arguably the most popular exercise used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike, and for good reason. There is ample evidence describing its use for improving lower body muscular endurance, strength, muscle size, and power. Squats are even ...
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Fitness Workout Plans exercise science

Bench Press Targeted Muscles, Grips, and Movement Patterns

Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
Brian Sutton, MA, MS, CSCS, NASM-CPT, CNC, CES, PES
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The bench press is a popular exercise and there is ample evidence describing its use for improving upper body muscular endurance, strength, muscle size, and power.
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