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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Guarantee a Great Workout With This 3-Exercise Circuit

This workout is all about efficiency in our strength movements tied together by some heart-pounding cardio. The three exercises we are going to use ar...

Standard Front Squats Too Painful? Try This Comfortable, Pain-Free Variation

The Front Squat is an amazing exercise for total body strength, but many lifters struggle with the classic front racked position due to mobility limi...

Study Reveals The Best Coaching Cue To Use For Drop Jumps

Many athletes perform Drop Jumps to enhance athleticism. It's a great exercise to improve reactive strength, the ability to develop maximal forces in ...

This 'Tailpipe' Finisher Trains You to Breathe Better While Building Lower-Body Strength

Leg day is the most skipped workout of all the muscle groups, yet it is the most important! When you train your legs properly, your overall strengt...

3 Simple Gymnastic Ring Exercises That Will Help Anyone Build More Muscle

Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. One look at the upper-body development of male ...

2 Lunge Exercises That Will Make You a Better Basketball Player

All exercises can be divided into two categories: bilateral (where both sides perform equal work) and unilateral (where more pressure is put on one si...

The Split Squat: How to Master This Powerful Lower-Body Exercise

The Split Squat is a powerful exercise due to its ability to build stability and strength in a unilateral stance. These are key components of athletic...

Try These 4 User-Friendly Variations of Conventional Deadlifts

Walk into any public gym in America and you'll see plenty of people banging away on the Leg Curl or Smith machine. What will you rarely see? Hea...

How to Use 'Giant Sets' for Massive Results Inside the Weight Room

Time is the one commodity we can never get back. Therefore, we've got to make the most out of every second—including those spent in the weight ro...

Save Yourself From Low Back Pain With These 9 Exercises

Have you ever had a sore back and wondered what you did to cause it? Maybe it was the way you slept or something you did at the gym. But no matter wha...

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