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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Why You Need to Stick to a Program

Question: Will I get good results if I switch programs and/or combine a few together?Answer: No. There, done.Now if you want to know why.... (this is ...

5 Unique Sled Exercises for Speed, Strength, and Power

The sled is a jack-of-all-trades for just about every physical quality under the sun. It can be used to train strength, speed, conditioning, power, an...

Push-Up Grip Guide: How Different Hand Positions Change the Exercise

Push-Ups are a great bodyweight exercise because they require no equipment, target several key muscle groups, and effectively build strength and le...

The Most Important Class A High School Student Can Take

Welcome to the most important class you will ever take in high school.Every year, this is my standard introduction for new students in my High School ...

3 Changes to Swimming Dryland

"Every session has to be so hard my athlete must be on the floor!""You shouldn't lift weights.""Just get it done!"These are a few things said across p...

5 Benefits of Cross Training for Runners and Athletes

If you're an active athlete, you probably have a particular physical specialty. You may be an excellent sprinter, a strong jumper, a fast swimmer. But...

Got ONE Dumbbell? You Got A Killer Workout!

The best part about quarantine is that I've become a better trainer. Like everyone else, I have been locked in my home and been making do with what I ...

Take Your Shoulders to the Next Level With These 4 Moves

Your shoulders are involved with almost every act of performance in sports, as well as many in training. They help you look bigger and stronger when a...

Throwing Load Explained: How to Deload and Still Be Ready When the Season Begins

With COVID-19 delaying and canceling many baseball seasons, pitchers are finding themselves in limbo. Do they continue to throw as if the season is ha...

Sports Science on a Budget

Load management seems to be the misunderstood teenager of the sports science and performance world. At times it has been vilified to help pamper athle...

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