Strength Training

Because muscular strength is a key driver of speed, power and athletic performance, elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. Such workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Strength training exercises typically involve pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls. Bodyweight and resistance band exercises are also effective. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

Latest in Strength Training

20-Minute Full-Body Thanksgiving Day Workout

Thanksgiving is here! Time for some relaxation, gratitude and a chance to have some quality family time. The best part for an athlete is you finally get...

By: Ben Boudro

6 Times When Weight Room Spotting Gets Super Awkward

Let's be honest. No one enjoys the role of spotter in the weight room—especially if it interrupts what they're doing. But out of the kindness of y...

By: Andy Haley

Get Strong Hands and Forearms With This Grip Strength Workout

Grip Strength Workout In the vast majority of sports, grip strength (to include hand strength, in general), plays a vital role to the athlete's overall...

By: Ryan Hoover

WATCH: 50-Year-Old Guy Sets World Record for Push-Ups in One Hour

If you're in moderately good shape and someone asks if you can do more Push-Ups than a 50-year-old man, you probably say, "no problem." Well, there'...

By: Rob Scott

Killer Plank Workout for Athletes

A plank workout should consist of isometric exercises that targets the abs, hips, glutes, erector spinae- low back muscles, and shoulders. The abs have...

By: Keith Tesch

Latest Videos in Strength Training

The Ultimate Chest and Back Workout

Use these movements to build ultimate chest and back strength and muscle.

Try This Timed Circuit Workout

Try This Timed Circuit Workout

Warm-Up and Training Basics with L.A. Kings Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford

Go behind the scenes with pro hockey stars Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford to see their secrets for warming-up and staying in shape.

The 3 Best Pull-Up Variations for Upper-Body Strength

Use these 3 pull-up variations to increase your upper-body strength.

5 Easy Tricks That Make Your Favorite Exercises More Effective

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