Workouts Articles

Elite athletes perform workouts designed to improve their overall athletic performance—strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. To gain muscle strength, size and power, they perform weightlifting, bodyweight and other resistance-based workouts. To improve speed, agility and quickness, they complete workouts featuring explosive exercises [e.g., Box Jumps], and sprinting and reaction drills. To increase endurance and stamina, they do conditioning workouts—which can also burn fat and help athletes lose unhealthy weight. To reduce risk of injury, increase joint range of motion and improve overall mobility, top athletes perform flexibility workouts [e.g., dynamic and static stretching, yoga]. Learn the workouts that elite athletes regularly perform to reach their peak performance.

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Use Pre-Exhaustion Supersets to Get Stronger

One question that strength coaches constantly get is: how do I push through a plateau. There are lots of ways to train around your main lifts to improve...

How to Improve Your Basketball Explosiveness in the Weight Room

Basketball season is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Summer ball at all levels is wrapping up and teams are starting to...

3 Ways to Build Grip Strength for an Obstacle Course Race

In obstacle course racing(OCR) the first rule to training is building up your OCR grip strength. Each obstacle you face will work your grip to levels...

Increase Your Power With This Med Ball Workout

Perfect Remedy for Stale Workouts and Crowded Gyms: Portable, Versatile, Creative Medicine Ball Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Scenario A: With...

Do Sore Muscles Guarantee Size Gains?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): Anyone who has tried resistance training of some form for the first time will likely remember a week of struggling...

The Beginner's Guide to Strength Training

Walking into a gym for the first time can be quite intimidating. Strong lifters will be moving massive amounts of weight while you might have a hard t...

Try This Stadium Stairs Workout to Get in Shape

You know those bleachers at your local high school that's right down the road from you? We don't have to wait for Football season to be here in order...

How to Master the Single-Leg Squat

Single-leg squats are difficult. So difficult that many of you can't even do a single rep, nevertheless add weight to the exercise. And who wants t...

How to Peak Correctly for Your Season

Most athletes don't actually strive to remain in peak condition at all times. Staying in peak condition is grueling, and requires lots of devotion and...

This 400-Meter Walking Lunge Workout Will Put Your Conditioning and Toughness to the Test

3 Types of Athletes That Can Benefit From Lunges Lunges have been at the foundation of my GPP (General Physical Preparedness) work for quite some time....

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