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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5 Core Exercises That Will Make Your Other Moves More Effective

If you want washboard abs, get your nutrition locked down. If you want true core strength keep on reading.. Washboard abs without true core strength is...

8 Advanced Ab Wheel Rollouts for a Rock-Solid Core

The Ab Rollout is one of the most effective core exercises. But it was not always considered a smart way to strengthen your abs. At the gym I belonge...

8 Keys to a Successful Fencing Training Program

Fencing Training: A Balancing Act As a strength coach, we are taught to perform a needs analysis on the athlete and their sport before individualizing a...

The 5 Best Core Exercises for Hockey Players

Good core training is important for hockey players that want to skate fast and reduce back pain. The only problem is that too many hockey players are...

4 Workout Strategies to Build Better Golfers

Golf fitness is nothing new. Tiger was probably one of the first big name golfers to popularize strength training, and, since then, it has recently...

3 Exercises That Train All of Your Shoulder Muscles

Shoulder exercises are essential for any athlete because they strengthen the muscles and joints that are used quite often throughout the day. Your...

WATCH: The Unique Exercise That Helps James Harrison Build a Shredded, Stable Core

James Harrison may never retire. The Steelers linebacker, who will turn 38 in May, has not officially announced he'll be returning for a 14th NFL...

Why the Latest Exercise Craze is Dangerous and Stupid

We get it—you want to perform impressive exercises in the weight room. Bench press a weight equivalent to a dump truck? Sure, sounds great. Deadlif...

Create Your Own Workout Program In Less Than 10 Minutes

Whether you're an athlete looking for a new training program, a coach with a full plate and no time to write your own program or a newbie in the gym...

Eddie Hall Deadlifts 1,025 Pounds, Breaks World Record at the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic

Eddie Hall—appropriately named "The Beast"—set a Deadlift world record at the 2016 Arnold Strongman Classic. Famous for his Deadlifting ability...

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