Strength Training Articles

Because muscular strength is a key driver of speed, power and athletic performance, elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. Such workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Strength training exercises typically involve pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls. Bodyweight and resistance band exercises are also effective. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Hate Jogging? Sled Walk Drills Are The Perfect Alternative

The sled has become a popular training tool in recent years. It's mostly used to improve acceleration and/or anaerobic conditioning. What many athl...

Great Glute Exercises You've Never Tried: Mini Band Jumps

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

Why the 'Jump and Bump' Drill Should Be a Staple in Every Athlete's Training

The Jump and Bump Drill is awesome for many reasons. It's something we have used for years in helping with jumping and landing, and doing so after con...

Create Better Supersets With These 5 Tips

Supersets are a popular training tool used by elite athletes and average lifters alike to maximize the efficiency of their training sessions. But l...

Boost Your Athletic 'Elasticity' With This Depth Jump Variation

Depth Jumps are one of the most popular advanced jump exercises used to develop explosive power. The most common way to execute a Depth Jump is by sim...

4 Challenging Core Exercises for Hockey Players

What do maintaining a low skating stance, changing directions quickly and shooting the puck hard all have in common? You need strong, well-develope...

These 2 Drills Will Fix Your Kettlebell Swing Form for Better Results

Kettlebell Swings are an incredible exercise. They build explosive power in the hips, strength in the entire posterior chain and full-body endurance. ...

Why the Belt Squat Overcoming Isometric is an Awesome Exercise for Athletes

As strength and conditioning coaches, we have two primary objectives: Promote and program for injury prevention and sport performance readiness ...

Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

How You Sleep, Eat and Hydrate Matters More Than Any Other Recovery Technique

Every athlete I train is looking for that edge that can put them over the top. Most young athletes believe that if they simply lift weights more of...

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