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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Is it Possible to Build Muscle Without Getting Sore?

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Why Hammer Curls Build Bigger Arms

When in the weight room, most lifters choose to focus on the arms at some point in their routine. When working the arms, curls are often the weapon of...

How to Build a Basketball Body

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It's no secret that bodyweight training is a valuable exercise technique. It effectively challenges your muscles anywhere and anytime. However, if you...

The Perfect Rep Ranges for Size, Strength and Power

In this article, we examine the variable combinations that you can use to increase muscle hypertrophy (size), increase power as a function of force...

6 Easy Ways to Lead by Example

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A Complete Baseball Core Workout

An effective baseball core workout should improve core stability and rotational power. Most professional baseball players possess an above-average—h...

Front Squat 101: How to Master The Move in 5 Minutes

The Front Squat is a lower-body exercise that will strengthen your legs and hips, particularly your quads (thigh muscles) and glutes (butt muscles). ...

Try the Lat Pullover Exercise for a Bigger and Stronger Upper Body

There are some exercises that are useless and some which are the foundation of our training regime. There are also exercises that are forgotten....

15 Tips to Smash Your Fitness Goals

We have all been there, when you catch a glimpse of an unappealing self in the mirror, when you see social media friends making great progress and...

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