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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Why You Should Do Good Mornings to Strengthen Your Glutes, Hamstrings and Lower Back

Good Mornings are one of the best ways to build leg, hip and back strength. However, this exercise is often ignored out of fear of suffering a back in...

How to Properly Plan and Track Your Workouts

It happens too often that athletes go to the gym and decide that they are going to make up a lift when they get there. This strategy is a bold one to...

Should You Be Taking BCAAs?

  BCAAs, or branched chain amino acids, are one of the most popular supplements in performance training. The term refers to three amino acids: leu...

12 Dynamic Mobility Exercises That Alleviate Tight Muscles and Prevent Injuries

A Dozen Sports and Exercise Performance-Boosting/Injury-Preventive Dynamic Warm-Up Movements By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Perhaps the most important part of...

Why Single-Leg Exercises Are Crucial to Building Lower-Body Strength

Split Squats and Lunges are often labeled "sissy" exercises. At worst, they're deemed suitable only for chicks strutting around on the gym floor rocking...

How to Blast Through Training Plateaus and Regularly Set PRs

This article will save many people from getting stuck and plateauing with their training. This is about earning personal records (PR's) once you pass...

7 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Long-Term Workout Progress

There is an undeniable influx of new gym-goers at the beginning of every new year. Some of these New Year's Resolution holders are destined for years of...

5 Ways to Stick to Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions

The New Year is upon us, and with that, so are those promising yet pesky New Years fitness resolutions. You know the ones I'm talking about. Those...

Science Says You're Probably Working Out 25% More Than You Need To

Taking breaks from training means you're soft and weak, right? You're probably told that taking even a week off from training will put you behind yo...

Use Cluster Training to Do More Reps in Less Time

A while back I had the opportunity to attend a conference and listen to some of the best college strength and conditioning coaches in the country spill...

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