Workouts

Elite athletes perform workouts designed to improve their overall athletic performance—strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. To gain muscle strength, size and power, they perform weightlifting, bodyweight and other resistance-based workouts. To improve speed, agility and quickness, they complete workouts featuring explosive exercises [e.g., Box Jumps], and sprinting and reaction drills. To increase endurance and stamina, they do conditioning workouts—which can also burn fat and help athletes lose unhealthy weight. To reduce risk of injury, increase joint range of motion and improve overall mobility, top athletes perform flexibility workouts [e.g., dynamic and static stretching, yoga]. Learn the workouts that elite athletes regularly perform to reach their peak performance.

Latest in Workouts

Get Fit With This Brutal Military-Inspired Workout

Confidence courses (aka obstacle courses) are part of military physical training. Obstacle Races are also reportedly the fastest growing participatory...

By: Tammy Kovaluk

Inside The Workout That Built Noah Syndergaard's 100-Mph Heat

Noah Syndergaard might be the most intimidating athlete in Major League Baseball. The 6-foot-6, 242-pound New York Mets starting pitcher has been...

By: Brandon Hall

Build Core Strength With These 3 Slider Exercises

Here are the main benefits of furniture sliders exercises: Practicality: Now you can work out at home when you don't have time to go to the gym, don't...

By: Sergio Navadijo

We Dare You to Try This Epic Sand Dune Workout

Malibu Sand Dube Workout If you're looking for a Killer Sand dune workout, let me introduce you to the Malibu Dunes off of the Pacific Coast Highway in...

By: Chris Hitchko

Maintain Strength During the Season With These 20-Minute Workouts

Two In-Season Condensed and Intense Total Body Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS In-season workouts help maintain and/or build muscle so athletes stay...

By: Jim Carpentier

Latest Videos in Workouts

Hill Speed Workouts

Four hill exercises for increased speed.

Randy Hetrick Talks TRX and Joining the Core

TRX CEO Randy Hetrick talks about the benefits of the TRX Suspension and Rip Trainer, and discusses the TRX Core, a new product dedicated to the fitness professional launched at IDEA World Fit.

Tour Whitefield Academy's Cutting-Edge Training Facility

Tour Whitefield Academy's cutting-edge training facility that Innovative Fitness helped design.

SKLZ and AP Open Brand New Training Facility

Athlete's Performance teams up with SKLZ, a leading manufacturer of athletic training equipment, to open a state-of-the-art training facility in Carlsbad, CA.

Real Workouts: Drew Brees

In the first of STACK's Real Workouts series, watch All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees' full, uncut workout led by premiere trainer Todd Durkin. During the workout, Brees is joined by future Hall of Famers Aaron Rodgers and Ladainian Tomlinson.