Workouts & Training

Honoring Heroes, Building Your Own Strength
Honoring Heroes, Building Your Own Strength

As we remember the sacrifices made by our brave service members on Memorial Day, let's also reflect on the importance of strength and resilience in our own lives. Building a strong body isn't just about aesthetics; it's about empowering yourself to tackle life's challenges with confidence.  At Major Fitness, we believe everyone has the potential to achieve their fitness goals. And for those seeking a versatile and effective...

Man standing beside Major Fitness smith machine and hack squat machine in a home gym setup
what does hack squat work? Muscles Targeted, Benefits and technique

The hack squat is a super popular variation of the traditional back barbell squat and we’ll tell you now, it works wonders! Any variation of this type of core movement hits your muscles in different ways, which can be effective in loading up on a particular muscle with targeted training or simply for a fresh challenge. So, join us as...

Do's and Don'ts of Ironman Training at Home
Do's and Don'ts of Ironman Training at Home

The Ironman – a grueling triathlon testing the limits of body and mind. The dream of finishing an Ironman beckons many, but not everyone can dedicate themselves to the traditional outdoor training regime. Here's where home training shines! However, there are hidden pitfalls that can derail your progress. Let's delve into the Do's and Don'ts of Ironman training at home to ensure a smooth journey to the finish...

Man performing a calf raise exercise on a Major Fitness leg press hack squat machine
How to Do Calf Raises: A Comprehensive Guide

Explore the benefits and techniques of calf raises in this detailed guide. Whether you're a beginner or looking to intensify your workout, find the perfect calf raise variation to boost your leg day!

Mastering the Multifunctional Bars in Your Power Rack
Mastering the Multifunctional Bars in Your Power Rack

The power rack, a staple in both home and commercial gyms, is a versatile piece of equipment beloved by lifters of all levels. Beyond its core functionality – supporting squats, bench presses, and rows – many power racks come equipped with multifunctional bars that unlock a whole new world of exercise possibilities. 

Elevating Your Shoulders: Why the Lateral Raise Attachment is a Must-Have
Elevating Your Shoulders: Why the Lateral Raise Attachment is a Must-Have

The sculpted, rounded shoulders are a cornerstone of a well-balanced physique. They not only enhance your aesthetics but also contribute to overall upper body strength and stability. Whether you're a seasoned gym rat or a fitness newbie, developing strong, defined shoulders should be a key part of your training program.  One of the most effective exercises for targeting the lateral...

Out of the Lifting Game: A Safe and Effective Return
Out of the Lifting Game: A Safe and Effective Return

So, you used to be a gym rat, meticulously tracking your lifts and chasing personal bests. But life throws curveballs, and for a few years, the weights have gathered dust. Now, the siren song of the iron temple beckons once more. You're excited to reclaim your strength, but a nagging fear whispers – what if I'm not as strong as I used to be? Can I ever get back...

 A fitness instructor providing guidance to a female client performing a dumbbell row exercise on a red bench at a Major Fitness home gym
5 Essential Exercises with a Folding Weight Bench

The underrated gym essential? Absolutely. Here's five essential exercises that target your whole body. All you need is a bench and some dumbbells!

A woman engaged in a Pilates workout, performing a downward dog pose on a yoga mat inside a wooden studio with panoramic views of a forest
Pilates and Weight Training: The Ultimate Fitness Duo

Honestly, why not both? We're here to settle the debate and show you that incorporating both Pilates and weight training together could be a game changer for you.

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Leg Press vs. Hack Squat - Which Machine Is Best?

Two awesome leg day options, but what’s the difference between the leg press and hack squat? Find out the pros and cons for each and which is best for you.

A small home gym includes a wall-mounted tool organizer, free weight dumbbells, leg press machine, and a smith machine
How to Leg Press at Home? Top Exercises For Stronger Legs

Getting a leg press exercise done at home? Easier than you thought. Check out this quick guide.

Power Up Quality Time with Family Fitness
Power Up Quality Time with Family Fitness

In today's fast-paced world, carving out quality time with family can be a challenge. But what if you could combine spending time with your loved ones with getting fit and healthy? Enter family fitness! It's a fantastic way to bond, create lasting memories, and build a foundation for a healthy lifestyle for everyone.  Here is a guide to turning exercise...

Train Like a Jedi: Here Are Star Wars-Inspired Home Workouts to Try
Train Like a Jedi: Here Are Star Wars-Inspired Home Workouts to Try

May the force be with you! True Jedi strength comes from dedication and training. Forget lightsabers (for now!), because with a little creativity and the right equipment from Major Fitness, you can transform your home into a Jedi training academy.  This guide explores a series of Star Wars-themed workouts designed to build strength, power, and agility, just like your favorite Jedi Knights. We'll incorporate...

How Dumbbells Supercharge Your HIIT Workouts?
How Dumbbells Supercharge Your HIIT Workouts?

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has taken the fitness world by storm, and for good reason. These quick, intense workouts offer a potent combination of cardiovascular benefits and muscle-building potential. But what if you could take your HIIT sessions to the next level? Enter the humble dumbbell – a versatile piece of equipment that can dramatically enhance the effectiveness of your...

Fitness enthusiast performing deadlifts with a hexagonal trap bar on a red platform, in a well-equipped home gym setting
The 6 Major Benefits of the Trap Bar Deadlift

Explore the unique advantages of the trap bar deadlift, a popular gym tool that enhances muscle growth, reduces injury risk, and supports overall strength development. Ideal for beginners and advanced lifters alike.

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Front Deltoid Workouts: Get Bigger Shoulders with Major Fitness

Looking to get juicy boulders shoulders? We've rounded up some of our favorite shoulder exercises to work those front delts.

A uniformed man doing lat-pulldown on power rack
Fasted Weight Training - Really that Bad?

Fasted weight training has sparked debate among fitness enthusiasts. With claims of enhanced mood and performance, it seems appealing. However, it's crucial to weigh the benefits against potential risks. This article delves into the pros and cons, offering insights to help you make an informed decision on whether fasted workouts are right for you.

a female doing squat with barbell and weights at gym
Start Lifting as a Woman - Beginner's Guide

Demystify the world of weight lifting for women starting, with some quick actionable tips to get started, all while highlighting the benefits of our Lightning F35 foldable rack.