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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Try This Bodyweight Hill Workout to Improve Your Strength and Endurance

Take Your Game to New Heights with This Off-Season Uphill Full-Body Workout By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Switching from sprinting, jumping, or performing...

How to Do Back Squats the Right Way

The Back Squat is a lower-body exercise that strengthens the glutes, hamstrings and quads. It's often referred to as "the king of all exercises" due t...

Study Finds That Teenagers Get as Much Exercise as 60-Year-Olds

Before technology became so prevalent, kids spent a lot of time outdoors. They played stick ball in the streets, flew kites, and rode their bikes...

11 Ways to Modify an Exercise to Get New Training Benefits

On the Field or In the Gym: It's About Reps for Achieving Goals By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sports and workout goals are fundamentally about the strategy...

Use Heavy Sled Pushes to Improve Acceleration

In team sport settings' acceleration is king for high level sports performance. It's typical in field based sports for athletes to intersperse repeat...

Myles Garrett Says Browns' D-Coordinator Gregg Williams 'Tried To Make Me Tap Out' During His Pre-Draft Private Workout

"I'm going to make you tap out." Those were the words Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams told Myles Garrett during the team's pr...

5 Best Stretches to Reset Your Body After Sitting for Several Hours

The amount of time spent sitting has reached an all time high in today's society. Between working at a desk, commuting, watching TV, and texting, it's...

Can You Handle This 10-Minute Barbell AMRAP Circuit?

Long gone are the days when you can use the excuse of "I don't have time to workout." With this 10-minute amrap circuit I've taken away that excuse. I...

How to Improve Athleticism With Sand Workouts

Sand training can be a powerful training modality for enhancing performance when used correctly. Sand plyomtetrics and jump training has been show to...

Do Step Counters Really Work?

It seems like a new type of fitness tracker or step counter hits the market every day. With all the major tech companies jumping into the fray, we h...

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