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Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

Why Full-Body Movements Are Your Key to Getting in Better Shape Fast

Finding time to train can be a challenge. During the school year, academics, sports practices, games and family commitments can sometimes superse...

Why Should Athletes Perform Planks?

Planks are one of the most popular exercises in the world. They're also some of the simplest exercises you'll ever see. True to their name, basic P...

Why Your Ab Workout Isn't Actually Strengthening Your Core

"Hey Coach, can you give me a good ab workout?" It's a question I get all the time. My response is usually something along the lines of "Are you at...

Why Soccer Players Need Rotational Power (and How to Build it)

If you want to be the best soccer player possible, you need rotational power. While I am all for Squats, Lunge variations, Pull-ups, Push-ups and D...

Why 'Anti' Movements Are an Athlete's Key to Functional Core Strength

Functional core strength. It's one of the most debated topics in fitness and athletic performance. In the context of athletics, "functional" means ...

4 Ways Pitchers Can Improve Command and Control in the Weight Room

When a pitcher starts struggling to throw strikes, their first instinct is often to change their mechanics. However, this approach isn't always the...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

5 Soccer Strength Exercises You Can Perform Anywhere

Here's a sad truth: Soccer players don't strength train enough. With the hectic life of the modern student-athlete, including games, practices, sch...

Is Your Spine Holding Back Your Performance? Use These 4 Assessments to Find Out

Assessment is a key part of training. As trainers, we need to know our client's body so we don't overwork muscles due to imbalances, compensations,...

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