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

The Butt-Burning Tabata Workout

Tabata workouts suck—in a good way. The method pushes your body to the limit for enormous conditioning benefits in only four minutes. It's uncomfort...

By: Andy Haley

5 Ways to Make Hurdle Hop Plyometrics More Effective

If you are looking for an "all-in-one" plyometric exercise that builds reactive power, ankle stiffness, and coordination that will help athletes sprint...

By: Joel Smith

Build Muscle on the Road With This 15-Minute Workout

Sun's out gun's out! I love this time of the year. This is when we get to break free from the indoors and get an intense outdoor workout in. There is...

By: Ben Boudro

3 Simple Tips For Pain-Free Squatting

I feel like squatting has gotten a bad rap so here are 3 squat tips to put an end to the bad reputation and get everyone squatting pain free. Apparently...

By: Ryan Obernesser

5 Core Exercises That Will Make Your Other Moves More Effective

If you want washboard abs, get your nutrition locked down. If you want true core strength keep on reading.. Washboard abs without true core strength is...

By: PJ Strebel

Latest Videos in Strength Training

Tim Tebow Box Step-Ups

In this football workout video, NFL QB Tim Tebow performs Box Step-Ups during his off-season workout with coaching by Kurt Hester, D1 Sports national director of training.

Tim Tebow Single-Leg Hip Thrust

In this football training video, NFL QB Tim Tebow performs a Single-Leg Hip Thrust exercise during his off-season workout with his coach Kurt Hester, D1 Sports national director of training.

Tim Tebow Upper-Body Strength and Power Circuit

NFL QB Tim Tebow performs a circuit of exercises to improve his upper-body strength and power before the upcoming NFL season.

The Intense Workout That is Getting Baylor Forward Taurean Prince Ready for the NBA Draft

Check out the work Baylor's Taurean Prince is putting in to showcase his skills at the NBA Pre-Draft Combine.

Carli Lloyd Upper Body Strength and Power Circuit

Carli Lloyd, a midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, performs the Bench Press and Physioball Explosive Med Ball Press to develop upper body strength and power.