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3 Popular Core Exercises a Pro Athlete Would Never Do (And What to Do Instead)

"As an athlete, period, your core is like the friggin' engine. It triggers everything, it gets everything going. Guys can be as big as they want in th...

Train Like a Pro: Julio Jones 3-Day Sandbag Strength Program

Why do some athletes choose to work out with sandbags? "Because it builds real world strength!" is a popular answer that's difficult to dis...

Train Like a Pro: Baseball Strength Workout Program

Baseball season is long and grueling. You need the strength and power to hit and throw hard, but most importantly you need to stay healthy. That's...

Train Like a Pro: Upper-Body Workout Tips From the Lakers' Strength Coach

Your workouts are the time when you become a better athlete. Every exercise you do is designed specifically to help you achieve a goal, like more ...

Train Like a Pro: MLS Soccer Strength Program

Soccer players: Build strength for the pitch with this program created by Mike Robertson, president of Robertson Training Systems and co-owner of I-...

Train Like a Pro: Henrik Zetterberg's Hockey Strength Workout

Henrik Zetterberg is one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the NHL. He uses his size to gain control of the puck along the boards and fight o...

Train Like a Pro: Los Angeles Lakers Strength Training Program

Get stronger for next basketball season with this strength training program created by Tim DiFrancesco, strength and conditioning coach for the Lo...

Abby Wambach's Soccer Power Workout

As the anchor for the U.S. Women's National Team, soccer superstar Abby Wambach uses her strength, power and athletic ability to overwhelm opponen...

Todd Durkin's Complete Football Strength Training Program

Get stronger for football season with this strength training program created by Todd Durkin, founder of Fitness Quest 10. The program is used by D...

Train Like a Pro: Dustin Pedroia's Baseball Power Workout

Dustin Pedroia, All-Star second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, may not be among the biggest guys on the field, but he certainly has a lot of hitt...

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