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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5 Training Tips You Should Steal From WWE and NXT Superstars

Tune into an episode of WWE Raw or NXT, and you'll find some of the greatest athletes on the planet showcasing their talents. Many modern superstar...

The 4 Things WWE and NXT Superstars Do Before Every Workout

Sports entertainment has changed a lot in the last few decades. The movesets have evolved well beyond your standard strikes and suplexes, as WWE an...

Here's Why You Should Train With a 'Landmine'

As a college strength and conditioning coach, it helps to be creative when dealing with a large team in a small weight room. With a lot of my time ...

The Core Exercise WWE and NXT Superstars Swear By

There's no shortage of impressive physiques in the WWE. Bulging biceps, ginormous thighs and, of course, ripped six-packs are frequently on display...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

5 Things Sport Coaches Need to Know About Strength Training

During my time as a high school strength and conditioning coach, I found that the best outcomes for our athletes occurred when the sport coach and I w...

Why Balance Is Your Key to Better Olympic Weightlifting Performance

Balance is critical in Olympic lifting. Not balance as in being able to stabilize yourself on one leg, but balance as in being a well-rounded athle...

How to Improve Female Athlete Participation in the Weight Room

As a first-year high school head strength and conditioning coach, one of the biggest concerns I faced was female athlete participation. Although ma...

Why Athletes of All Ages Should Utilize Dead Bugs

What exactly is a Dead Bug? Despite the funny name, Dead Bugs should be regarded as a very important exercise for any athlete, regardless of traini...

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