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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How to Do a Plank Without Wasting Your Time

The definite guide on how to do a plank The world record for the plank is five hours and 15 seconds by George Hood. HOLY SMOKES, that's an impressive...

12 Effective Arm Exercises Without Weights

12 Sports Performance And Size-Building Arm Exercises Without Weights By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Muscular arms are not just for show. Strong and powerful...

The Swing Set Suspension Workout

Many of us are trying to figure out how we stay in shape while gyms are closed, and we must keep up our "social distancing". There are a few good opt...

Why Sled Training Makes Sense For Everyone

There doesn't seem to be a piece of exercise equipment that is as versatile and beneficial for so many various goals and jobs as a sled. A sled is a t...

9 Best Kettlebell Exercises for a Powerful Lower Body

When you walk into the weight room to crush your legs, do you immediately feel a sense of dread at the sight of a barbell or dumbbell? If so, you may ...

The Plank Workout That Helps You Get Faster

It does not matter if you are either a sprinter or distance runner, a strong core will help your running performance and you will become faster. Planks...

Hockey Training to Improve Your Game In-Season

With the amount of people telling athletes that in-season hockey training is all about maintenance, developing a mindset that encourages improvement is...

The 'All You' Bodyweight Workout

The "All You" Bodyweight Intense Full Body Workout By Jim Carpentier, CSCS When you need to schedule a sports conditioning total body workout between...

9 Things Elite Strength Coaches Wish They Had Known When They Were High School Athletes

You may think you're on track to make it to the next level in your sport. You put in the work on and off the field, and you follow the advice of the...

Do This Kettlebell Wrestling Workout for Elite Conditioning

Wrestlers wear it as a badge of honor when they hear how tough you have to be to get through a typical training session. The general qualities needed to...

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