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Why Athletes Should Emphasize the Lowering Portion of Weight Training Movements

The word "negative" often implies pessimism and gloom. In the gym, however, performing "negatives" or eccentric reps yields positive sports performanc...

6 Exercises to Build Serious Strength That Aren't Squats, Deadlifts or Bench

When talking about strength, most people think of the Big Three lifts (Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift). These are great tools to build strength, but ...

10 Pieces of Equipment Everyone Needs to Work Out at Home

With the new year upon us, some of you may be thinking about your new workout routine and how to stay as consistent as possible to hit all your fitnes...

5 Weightlifting Myths You Can Definitely Ignore

Show me five people lifting weights in a gym, and I will show you six different opinions on what gives the best results or how you should lift. Weight...

How to Use Resistance Bands to Supercharge Your Workouts

Experienced athletes can reach plateaus where they feel as if they can't proceed to the next level of strength and power. Even athletes who aren't pla...

Build Upper-Back Strength with These 5 Exercises

Having adequate upper-back strength is essential for pain free movement in everyday life and performance on the field. Having a strong upper back will...

4 Total-Body Lifts That Will Help You on the Field

Athletes that paricipate in sports like football or basketball are different than athletes who enter bodybuilding contests. Bodybuilders need to isolate...

Rest-Pause Training Will Help You Maintain Your Strength in the Final Minutes of a Game

Rest Pause Training is a technique that can help you improve strength and maintain it for a longer period of time. This will serve you well as an...

Combine Freeweight and Bodyweight Exercises for Easy Supersets

Body Weight vs. Free Weight Exercises? Two Tough Workouts Mixing Both Training Methods By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Visualize a gym with one side comprising...

Why You Shouldn't Structure Your Workouts Like a Bodybuilder

Athletes are not bodybuilders. Now, before I get shoved into a gym locker by 250 pounds of hairless muscle, let me clarify; a bodybuilder is an athlete...

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