In 2012, we featured an exercise each week to showcase some of the unique ways elite athletes improve their strength, speed, power, endurance and mobility. Here are the Top 10 Exercises of the Week from 2012. Consider adding them to your program.
The Arizona Diamondbacks 3B performs this series of core exercises to build ab and oblique strength for power hitting.
The Browns RB uses the DB Push Press to increase his trademark lower-body power and improve his physical running game.
The Capitals defenseman performs this high-intensity circuit to increase his power and endurance on the ice.
AP experts recommend this warm-up routine as the best way improve hip mobility and upper-body rotation.
The Reds slugger performs the Med Ball Clean and Press to build explosive full-body power, which helps him hit the ball harder.
The Bucks point guard uses this unique exercise to develop his core stability and rotational power, essential for fighting through traffic or coming down with a rebound.
The Red Wings All-Star forward uses this challenging exercise to build his stride power and balance on the ice.
The Atlanta Braves closer uses this set to increase his full-body strength, improve endurance and transfer his training gains to the field.
The football legend stays in shape with this grueling lower-body series, which increases speed, power and agility.
The Dodgers All-Star 1B performs this exercise to build his back, increase his endurance and improve his hitting power.