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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4 Essential Training Tips for Baseball Players

As one of the top performance training companies in the world, EXOS is always on the cutting-edge with their training. They were an early pioneer of N...

By: Andy Haley

Try Different Rep Speeds to Build Strength and Size

Building a physique is about mastering your body. You need to know the in's and out's of nutrition, training, and rest. No variable is too small or...

By: Nick Parasiliti

At 38 Years Old, Drew Brees Believes His Best Football is Still Ahead of Him

"I'm blessed to play the game of football. I've been playing it in the NFL for going on 17 years now, and I feel like I've got some good years left. I...

By: Brandon Hall

How to Do Your First Bodyweight Dip

Bodyweight dips are a compound upper body movement. Often touted as the "upper body squat." Yeah they are the real deal. This popular exercise builds up...

By: Beau Bradbury

The Training That Built Myles Garrett Into an NFL Pass-Rushing Monster

Football fans will have to wait a couple more weeks before they get to see Myles Garrett unleash his talents on the NFL. The Cleveland Browns rooki...

By: Brandon Hall

Master Your Push Press Form to Develop Total-Body Power

The Push Press is an explosive lift that is a derivative of the classic Olympic Lifts. It's one of the best total-body exercises, developing lower-bod...

By: Andy Haley

Q&A With Dr. Joel Seedman: How to Develop Your Own Training System

This article is Part 2 of a transcript of an interview with expert strength and conditioning coach, Dr. Joel Seedman of Advanced Human Performance. The...

By: David LaPlaca

3 Easy Ways to Add Distance to Your Golf Drive

3 Easy Ways To Put Distance On Your Drive: drive distance Golf is one of the most popular games in the world, and every golfer would like to put...

By: Phil Reichhoff

The Workout Terms and Equipment Athletes Need to Know

If you're new to working out, some of the terms you might hear spoken around the weight room or have read on your workout chart might seem like a fore...

By: Andy Haley

How to Master Your Clean and Jerk Form

The Clean and Jerk is one of the two lifts that athletes compete in at the Olympic Games. It's also a potent exercise for developing total-body power....

By: Andy Haley

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