Bodyweight Exercises Articles

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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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...

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...

How an Elite Club Volleyball Team Learned to Jump Higher Without Any Actual Jump Training

In February 2018, I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to train the 14- and 15-year-old girls volleyball teams of the Chicago Elite Volleyball ...

5 Soccer Strength Exercises You Can Perform Anywhere

Here's a sad truth: Soccer players don't strength train enough. With the hectic life of the modern student-athlete, including games, practices, sch...

Why Soccer Players Should Strength Train

The weight room can be an intimidating place. Especially if you're the youngest, smallest or weakest player on your soccer team. High school soccer...

Why Isometric Strength Exercises Are Perfect for Very Young Athletes

Strength training for young athletes is a very popular subject right now. Teaching an athlete the importance and value of strength training from a ...

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...

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

Simple Rules to Follow When Training Very Young Athletes

We've all heard the age old theory that strength training for younger children will stunt their growth and ultimately hinder their athletic developmen...

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