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 Ways to Make Kettlebell Swings More Difficult

Kettlebell swings are a great exercises to build the glutes, hamstrings, and posterior chain in general. If you are working out in a commercial gym you...

By: John Papp

Myth Busted: Why Forced Reps Don't Add Strength

Forced reps are one of the first techniques novice lifters experiment with in the weight room. They're often used on the Bench Press, but they can be ...

By: Andy Haley

3 Easy Muscle-Building Hacks

Simply put, hypertrophy is an increase in muscle size, which is accomplished through muscular tension and damage; ideal hypertrophy training calls for...

By: Samuel Feldman

5 Strength Training Mistakes Too Many Athletes Make

As a strength coach, I work with athletes of all ages and hear all sorts of myths and misconceptions when it comes to exercise. Like most coaches, I'm a...

By: Travis Hash

Push-Up Grip Guide: How Different Hand Positions Change the Exercise

Push-Ups are a great bodyweight exercise because they require no equipment, target several key muscle groups, and effectively build strength and le...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Drills That Will Fix Your Power Clean Form

The power clean is undeniably one of the most important exercises for strength and power athletes. Athletes who compete in football, hockey, track and...

By: Michael Anderson

This Chest Workout Builds Muscle Mass and Power

If you can't tell by now, I'll just go ahead and say it: I love chest day. Haha, There are so many different ways to get a good chest workout in but...

By: Ben Boudro

4 Bad Habits Ruining Your Workouts

Habits are developed over time for better or for worse. Habits take little energy, that is why they are not hard for us to do, we just naturally, almost...

By: Josh Williams

3 Prowler Exercises That Build Explosive Power

Any legitimate training facility you walk into will have several things in common when it comes to the equipment. There will always be the staple pieces...

By: Justin Ochoa

3 Reasons Why Swimmers Need Strength Training

Swimming is a unique sport. It's one of the only sports where you don't have to be upright and controlling your body against gravity. Because of this,...

By: Mike Sirani

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