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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Trap Bar Exercises for Upper-Body Gains

The Trap Bar or Hex Bar, depending on what you have heard it referred as, has been touted as an alternative to a straight bar deadlift for many people....

Build Explosive Legs With This Insane Lower-Body Circuit

The best part about lower body training is that in almost every move you do, you have to engage your entire body. Without a doubt, I've found that for...

6 Back Squat Variations to Challenge Your Lower Body

Every athlete should be familiar with the back squat. Its one of the most basic yet effective exercises you can do it challenges your core while also...

Forearm Workouts for Greater Grip Strength

Popeye forearms can be impressive, but that doesn't necessarily benefit the athlete who uses their grip for strength and power. Forearm workouts can...

These Leg Curl Variations Will Give You Stronger, Injury-Proof Hamstrings

Valslide Leg Curls are a great exercise for athletes looking to build stronger hamstrings and minimize hamstring strains. Unfortunately, many...

9 Exercises That Improve Spinal Health

Back pain can be debilitating to the point that you're unable to do anything, let alone participate in sports. At some point in our lives, we'll be hit...

LeBron James Has Gathered the Entire Cleveland Cavaliers Team for Off-Season Workouts

Gathering his teammates for a pre-training camp workout excursion is something LeBron James has been doing for years. He brought the Cavs together...

3 Principles for the Perfect Dynamic Warm-Up

Ever seen an athlete so eager to start a training program that they rush or completely ignore their warm-up? I've seen it many times – they "go through...

3 Explosive Med Ball Exercises for Football Players

There are many different ways to train athletes, and med ball exercises for football players have proven to be one of the most effective. In football...

5 Elements of Usain Bolt's Training That Can Help You Get Faster

Usain Bolt is the man! No doubt about it this dude is fast. His form is perfect, his legs are strong and his top speed makes him the fastest man on the...

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