Muscular strength is key for speed, power and athletic performance and elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. When not pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls, the pros employ bodyweight exercises to effectively target the muscles used in competition.
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Need to get strong in a hurry? This method, developed for the Spetsnaz, the special forces group in the former Soviet Union—still active in prese...
By: Andy Haley
The quadruped bird dog exercise is a great movement for improving core stability and spinal rigidity. Performing it on a bench produces even greater...
By: Joel Seedman
Latest Videos in Bodyweight Exercises
Bodyweight exercises can be made more difficult and when done with a partner, they can also be made more competitive, more fun—and more effective.
In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to build leg strength with three bodyweight exercises: the Lunge Matrix, Dirty Dogs and Horseback Riding.
In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, we provide three bodyweight exercises that will build your strength, muscular endurance and mobility with no equipment.
Conditioning and control are two of the most important tools for wide receivers in the NFL. See how Pro-Bowl receiver Antonio Brown fine tunes his game with trainer Christine Ruby's bodyweight Pilates Chair workout.
U.S. Olympic gymnast Brandon Wynn shows how to perform Hanging Leg Raises, the exercise he uses to build the incredible core strength needed to be an elite gymnast.