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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...

Use Velocity-Based Training to Get More Out of Your Athlete Assessments

Assessments are vital to implementing a strength and conditioning program. Without at least some form of baseline data, how can we measure progress, i...

6 Common Mistakes Young Athletes Make When Starting a Strength Program

Getting stronger and faster, and making the most of your athletic ability is not easy. It's even more difficult when you have no idea where to start. ...

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 ...

Is Single-Leg Strength Training Right for You?

The unilateral versus bilateral training debate is just about as controversial as what came first, the chicken or the egg? If you were to ask personal...

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...

Get a Crushing Full-Body Workout With Just a Cable Machine

Training in a small apartment gym or hotel gym while traveling is never ideal. These gyms often lack the equipment and space necessary to complete you...

The Hook Grip Deadlift: Why Every Lifter Should Know This Powerful Technique

Have you ever noticed that most people can Deadlift more weight with straps than without straps? Have you ever taken your final heavy Deadlift at the ...

Save Time and Make More Gains: Paired Set Training

One of an athlete's greatest limitations is time. With the demands of practices, skill work, sleep, school, etc., it can be hard to find an extra hour...

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