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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Train Like an NFL Player This Off-Season

What does it take to play in the NFL? A lot of hard work ,dedication , talent and a desire to always get better. The Super Bowl ends one season and...

WATCH: Top High School Pitching Prospect Hits 102 MPH, Puts Aroldis Chapman on Notice

When an MLB pitcher throws 100 mph, it's typically followed by gasps and applause from the crowd. Few guys can do this consistently, except for Aroldi...

5 Reasons Why You Should Train With Kettlebells

If you have not been training with kettlebells, where have you been? Kettlebells have been around for hundreds of years and by now almost every...

Build Strength With This Advanced Farmer's Walk Routine

Everyone wants the newest, coolest exercise, which is sometimes just fine; but it may take them away from hard work, temporary pain, sweet, calluses,...

Why Strength Training For Triathletes Is So Important

Athletes often specialize in one sport and use another for cross training. Runners might cycle, cyclists might run, swimmers might lift weights. But...

WATCH: This Slow-Mo Video of Michael Bisping's Spinning Wheel Kick Shows a Lean, Mean Fighter Who's Ready for Anderson Silva

This Saturday, Michael Bisping will take on Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night London. Although it isn't a title fight, anticipation...

Develop Game-Breaking Speed With Resisted Speed Training

Training for Acceleration There are a variety of drills that can be used to reinforce proper mechanics and emphasize the drive phase (acceleration...

Try Isolation Training for Increasing Pitching Velocity

Both the large pectoral and lat muscles play a huge role in the arm acceleration phase of the pitching motion (1). A study on high-level pitchers showed...

Perform Lying Cable Bicep Curls to Build Bigger Arms

When it comes to building muscle, it's not just what you do but also how you do it. You can do curls with heavy weight but it won't help much unless...

A Simple Core Routine Used by NFL Prospects

When training athletes for the NFL Combine, strength coaches leave no stone unturned. They analyze everything, from the most minute detail to overal...

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