Exercises Articles

Elite athletes build workouts from a wide variety of exercises targeted to specific areas of the body—chest, back, core, legs, shoulders and arms. Weightlifting exercises that involve dumbbells, barbells and weight or cable machines are the most popular, but top athletes also use other training equipment [e.g., med balls, physioballs, Airex Pads, TRX straps] and perform bodyweight exercises to achieve specific athletic goals. Depending on their training goals, athletes can perform functional, multi-joint exercises that simultaneously engage multiple muscle groups [e.g., Lunges, Deadlifts, Push Presses] or exercises that isolate specific muscle groups [e.g., Bicep Curls, Leg Extensions]. Discover the exercises that the world's best athletes regularly perform in their workout programs.

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What is an Accessory Exercise? Everything You Need to Know About These Training Staples

If you're new to strength training, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of vocabulary words being thrown your way. Not only are you...

How to Work Out in a Gym Full of Newbies Armed With New Year's Resolutions

Working out in a gym after New Year's can be incredibly frustrating. It's overcrowded with people who typically have no idea what they're doing. The...

5 Hacks to Make Holiday Workouts More Effective

There is a reason why "I will exercise" is one of the most common New Year's resolutions. As people slack off holiday workouts and eat delicious food,...

Dumbbell Push Press: How-To, Benefits and Common Mistakes

The Dumbbell Push Press is a variation of the traditional Barbell Push Press that develops lower-body power, shoulder strength and shoulder size. Read...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

11 Kneeling Exercises for Strength and Core Stability

Try These 12 Unconventional Kneeling Exercises for Enhancing Core Strength and Sports Performance By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Enter most gyms, and you'll...

Power Clean Form 101: Perfect Your Form and Build Power

The Power Clean is an explosive full-body exercise that can help any athlete in any sport–if it's performed correctly. But this exercise—like all ...

21 Hip Mobility Drills to Help You Feel and Move Better

21 Hip Mobility Drills to Improve your Squat Correlated Video: https://youtu.be/iEMc3BBQ5Mg Tired of looking through Youtube for different hip mobility...

How to Master the Single-Leg Squat

Single-leg squats are difficult. So difficult that many of you can't even do a single rep, nevertheless add weight to the exercise. And who wants t...

How to Do Burpees to Build Endurance and Strength

A Burpee is a bodyweight exercise that combines a Push-Up with a Squat Jump to produce a move that challenges your mind as well as your muscles. Do...

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