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This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

Why Training to Failure Can Actually Hinder Your Strength, Power and Explosiveness Gains

Training to failure. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it refers to performing as many reps during a set as you possibly can. Only once your body...

How Wrestlers Can Cut Weight Without Losing Strength

Cutting weight is an unfortunate reality of amateur wrestling. Wrestlers bulk up and pack on as much strength and muscle as possible only to "cut" ...

How to Turn the Treadmill Into a Legitimate Strength and Conditioning Tool

After reading this article, you will never look at the treadmill the same way again. That's because it's going to become your secret weapon to add ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Pause Reps

There is a million and one ways to make your exercises more difficult. But there is only one method that possesses such brutality and agony that it...

3 Single-Leg Exercises Every Athlete Should Utilize

Single-leg exercises might be the most under-appreciated and under-utilized training tactic in sports performance. I believe the biggest reason for th...

Why Sled Clean Pulls Are the Best Way to Teach Young Athletes Explosive Power

I know what I am about to say is controversial and I will take some heat for it. So, let's get right to it. I don't think that most athletes, and c...

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 ...

Simplicity Is Always the Key When Strength Training Young Athletes

What is the overall purpose and/or goal of training for athletic performance at the middle school and high school levels? Any response given to thi...

5 Split Squat Variations to Level up Your Training

The Bulgarian Split Squat, also commonly referred to as the Rear Foot-Elevated Split Squat, accomplishes many objectives, such as improving single-leg...