Strength Training Articles

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.

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The Brutal Full-Body Strength Workout is Only for the Strong

You've heard the great Muhammad Ali say this right? He used this approach in the ring to absolutely punish his opponents with speed and finesse. Well, I...

By: Ben Boudro

Improve Your Strength and Endurance With This Dumbbell HIIT Circuit

High Intensity Interval Training also known as HIIT has picked up popularity in the last couple years for it's short duration, long burn style workouts....

By: Alena Luciani

Build Back Strength and Core Stability With the Banded Inverted Row

Various old and new training methods can assist in an athlete in achieving a great functioning athletic body. However, to achieve a strong upper body...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

Avoid These Gym Hazards to Work Out Safely

Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries with These Tips So You Don't Miss Workouts or Games By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Injuries on the field, court, or ice are...

By: Jim Carpentier

Johnny Manziel Deadlifts 400+ Pounds, Proves His Comeback is Legit

#ComebackSZN is in full swing for Johnny Manziel. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner fizzled out of the NFL after two seasons due to attitude issues an...

By: Brandon Hall

This 4-Exercise Routine Will Build Six-Pack Abs

If you tell me that you really don't care how your abs look, well I'm going to just come out and say that you are a bold face liar. We all want toned...

By: Ben Boudro

Vary Your Rep Range for Greater Gains

Dunking a basketball, Deadlifting 600, growing big biceps – these are all things I wanted when I started lifting. But there was a problem. I didn't know...

By: Jake Tuura

Stanford DE Solomon Thomas Weighed Close to 200 Pounds in 4th Grade. Now He's a Workout Beast

When you watch Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas work out in preparation for the upcoming NFL Combine and NFL Draft, it can be tough to differenti...

By: Jordan Zirm

How to Max Out in the Weight Room Without Getting Hurt

STACK Magazine: 5 Max Strength Tests that Won't Get You Hurt By: Matt Grimmwww.MattGrimmPerformance.com WHY Test? So you want to know your one rep max,...

By: Matt Grimm

How Correct Form for Back Exercises Can Vary Depending on Your Height and Physique

Lee Boyce on The Truth About Back Exercises Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRosWo0irDo Simply put, no two bodies are created equally. Taller...

By: Lee Boyce

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