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Why Ample Rest Is Key to Building More Fast-Twitch Muscle Fiber

Athletes are always interested in "getting more fast twitch." Everyone has two general types of muscle—slow-twitch muscle fibers (also known as t...

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...

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...

How to Turn the Treadmill Into a Legitimate Strength and Conditioning Tool

After reading this article, you will never look at the treadmill the same way again. That's because it's going to become your secret weapon to add ...

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Pause Reps

There is a million and one ways to make your exercises more difficult. But there is only one method that possesses such brutality and agony that it...

What Do We Mean When We Say 'Athletic?'

What is athletic? Seriously, have you ever asked yourself exactly what it is that makes someone "athletic," or what the definition of "athletic" ac...

5 Lower-Body Exercises Soccer Players Should Be Doing

Soccer success largely requires speed and athleticism. Many plays consist of single-leg actions, stop-and-go movements, hard cuts and explosive spr...

Progressive Overload Is the Concept You Must Understand to Make Consistent Gains in the Weight Room

Progressive overload essentially means doing more work over time. This principle is based on the concept that your body eventually adapts to the de...

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 ...

Why Band-Assisted Jumps are the Missing Link for Your Explosive Training

Athletes are in the unending pursuit to enhance explosiveness. Who doesn't want to jump higher, sprint faster, hit harder and cut faster? The ability ...

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