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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Study and implement correct body positions. In order to put yourself into proper running positions you must first understand the movements involved in...

14 Unique Vertimax Training Exercises That Build Speed

Vertimax training exercises have become a staple in performance centers across the country and have proven time and time again to be useful tools in...

How Training to Resist Movement Makes You Stronger

To become a better athlete you must train in all planes of motion.. This means you must train in the frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes. In...

Do More Pull-Ups With These 2 Exercises

Do you want to get better at doing pullups? Want to be able to do more pullups? The key to getting better at pullups is, well, spending time on the bar...

3 Triceps Exercises That Don't Stress Your Shoulders

Most athletes need a strong tricep for pushing or throwing. Since the tricep muscle has three heads, hence "tri", one of the attachments closer to your...

Crush Your Abs With the Partner-Resisted Ab Wheel Rollouts

Over the last couple of years, months, days, hours and minutes there have been so many advanced variations of the ab wheel and barbell rollout. The best...

Battle Growth Spurt Pain With These 3 Stretches

Are you or your young athletes experiencing growth spurt pain in the ankles or knees? Young athletes that are going through puberty will have rapid...

Take the 30-Day Core Strength Challenge

Creating balance across the core is fundamental for elite athletes. Anti-rotational exercises such as planks can create balance for improved connected...

15-Minute Total Body AMRAP Workout

It usually takes more than 15 minutes to have a workout that will actually help you reach goals or improve as an athlete. However people are busy and...

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