Lower Body

Power starts from the ground up, so it's important for athletes to train their lower body with complex movements that tax different muscle groups in various ways. Whether you're trying to Squat more or just looking for more exercises to add to your routine, we've got plenty of specifics to help you learn why training your lower body is important and tips for how to do it more effectively.

Latest in Lower Body

Why Ankle Mobility Training is a Must

Of all the parts of your body to worry about, your ankles are probably low on the list. Tight hamstrings, back pain and other issues typically take ...

By: Andy Haley

The Wingate Test: The Hardest 30 Seconds of Your Life

Performing an exercise for 30 seconds might not seem like a big deal. Challenging, no doubt, but totally doable. Well, the Wingate Test might change ...

By: Andy Haley

3 Challenging Dumbbell Split Squat Variations

3 Dumbbell Split Squat Variations The split squat is a great exercise that builds up unilateral leg strength and stability, and reinforces proper body...

By: Alex Adragna

6 Tests to Identify a Strength Weakness

You can tell whether you are strong or not fairly easily. Can't do more than five Pull-Ups? You need to work on your back strength. Can't hold a Pla...

By: Andy Haley

Why Building Muscle Is Important for Athletes, Not Just Bodybuilders

Building muscle mass is a reason that a lot of people lift weights. When they work out they are really concerned with building larger muscles for the...

By: John Cissik

Latest Videos in Lower Body

Tom Koehler's Pitcher Single-Leg Strength and Core Superset

Miami pitcher Tom Koehler performs a superset with Skater Squats and Push-Up Saws, which increases his strength and balance when planting on his front leg during a pitch.

Tom Koehler's Off-Season Leg Workout for Pitching Power

Miami pitcher Tom Koehler goes through a leg workout designed to improve pitching power, accuracy and durability. Koehler discusses how his training has evolved under the guidance of Brendan Hayden, owner at Coastal Performance.

Lane Carico's Single-Leg Squat for Improved Volleyball Strength

Professional beach volleyball player Lane Carico uses the Single-Leg Squat to improve her explosivenes and stability on the court.

Athletic Gaines NFL Combine Training: Single-Leg Circuit

Trainer Travelle Gaines prescribes a Single-Leg Circuit for NFL prospects preparing for the Combine at Athletic Gaines (Las Vegas).

Ricky Rubio: Build Single-Leg Strength with the Rear-Foot-Elevated Split-Squat

Watch NBA star Ricky Rubio perform the Rear-Foot-Elevated Split-Squat to strengthen his lower body.