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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Miami Marlins Closer A.J. Ramos is a Fitness Freak, Deadlifts 525 Pounds

Don't ever let anyone tell you that pitchers aren't strong. Last week, we saw Aroldis Chapman leg press nearly 1,000 pounds. Now we've got Miami...

By: Brandon Hall

Science Says You're Probably Working Out 25% More Than You Need To

Taking breaks from training means you're soft and weak, right? You're probably told that taking even a week off from training will put you behind yo...

By: Andy Haley

3 Ways to Fix Bad Squat Form

Why Does Back Squatting Feel Awkward? Back Squatting tends to make its way into most strength and conditioning programs. So why is this exercise...

By: Mike Sirani

Fresh Off His First Season Back as a Starting Quarterback, RG3 is Getting After It in the Gym

After a 2015 season in which former Heisman trophy winner and NFL Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III took not a single snap under center, the polar...

By: Jordan Zirm

For a Rock Solid Core, Try the Cable Push-Pull Exercise

Need a simple exercise to strengthen your core? Try the Cable Push-Pull. According to Mike Boyle, legendary strength coach and owner of Mike Boyle ...

By: Andy Haley

Use Cluster Training to Do More Reps in Less Time

A while back I had the opportunity to attend a conference and listen to some of the best college strength and conditioning coaches in the country spill...

By: Matt Van Sumeren

Bored With Planks? Try These Fun and Challenging Variations

Planks are overrated.. They are ok but don't offer the most bang for your buck when it comes to core strength and endurance, especially for intermediate...

By: John Papp

3 Tricep Exercises That Will Add Serious Weight to Your Bench Press

Are you having trouble adding pounds to your bench press? There is a good chance that you may be lacking in the tricep area. Many athletes and fitness...

By: Dylan Spadaccini

3 Strength Coaches Predict the Biggest Training Trends for 2017

Fitness trends come and go in the blink of an eye. Everyone heaps praise on a new exercise or style of training one year, then it suddenly disappears ...

By: Andy Haley

4 Low-Back-Friendly Deadlift Alternatives

The Deadlift is by far one of the most beneficial exercises out there. It can be used to build great strength in the hips, lower back extensors, upper...

By: Josh Williams

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