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How Does Someone Train to be 'Athletic'?

Achieving the top level of athleticism is the ultimate goal for any athlete looking to play at the next level. In the end, this is going to be one...

Why Sled Clean Pulls Are the Best Way to Teach Young Athletes Explosive Power

I know what I am about to say is controversial and I will take some heat for it. So, let's get right to it. I don't think that most athletes, and c...

Why Balance Is Your Key to Better Olympic Weightlifting Performance

Balance is critical in Olympic lifting. Not balance as in being able to stabilize yourself on one leg, but balance as in being a well-rounded athle...

The 7 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However...

Should Athletes Train With Equipment Like Weight Belts, Lifting Straps and Knee Wraps?

In the world of strength training, people are always looking for an edge. That edge often falls into the category of ergogenic aids. Ergogenic is s...

Are Olympic Lifts Right For You? Here's How to Find Out

When talking to strength coaches, Olympic lifts can be one of the more polarizing topics. Many strength coaches swear by Olympic lifts as the greatest...

The Secret to Jumping Higher Without Any Jump Training

Just about every athlete wants to be able to jump higher. Having the best vertical jump is a desire that's engrained in athletes from a very young ...

Forget Olympic Lifts: Build Awesome Explosive Power With Med Ball Exercises

When training individuals of all populations and backgrounds, there should always be one main underlying objective: "Do no harm!" As fitness professio...

A Beginner's Guide to Coaching Olympic Lifts: Starting Strong

This article is Part 1 of a series on coaching the Olympic lifts The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are highly popular exercises in strength and con...

New Study Shows You May Not Need Olympic Lifts to Increase Your Vertical Jump

Dunking a basketball, catching a football over a defender, elevating to spike a volleyball are all athletic movements where a big vertical jump is a h...

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