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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The Simplest Bodyweight Workout Ever

Bodyweight workouts are perfect for athletes that are stuck at home with no access to a weight room and little, or no, available equipment. Using only...

The Cheapest Way to Find Success While Training at Home

In the new day and age of at-home workouts, creating a home gym has been top of mind for many of us. I know I've spent my fair share of time assessing...

What Is 'Active Recovery'?

In your mind, you may think, "I gotta hit the gym every day to get in shape." However this thought may end up being more detrimental than productive, ...

Can You Finish the Deck of Cards Bodyweight Workout?

A deck of cards can be used for more than just games and magic tricks. In fact, you can get an awesome workout with a standard deck of cards. The d...

3 Ways to Increase Power Without Olympic Lifts

Speed is king. Every coach and athlete knows this when it comes to being able to play at high levels. Research has stated that increasing power is goi...

10 Bulgarian Split Squat Workout Routines You Can Do from Home

I was anticipating this routine to fill the Friday of class before spring break. But then school was closed—for the rest of the semester. All my tea...

Self-Quarantine Bodyweight Workout Series: Episode 1

Hopefully you are safe out there and respecting social distancing practices as we all endure the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of uncertainty, h...

This 30-Minute, 300-Rep Workout Will Torch Your Glutes

We all often get caught in the thought that the only way to grow our glutes and hamstrings is through heavy Squats and Deadlifts. Although those he...

Applying Concepts of Shock Training to Pitching: Part 1, The Weight Room

To throw at elite velocities, pitchers must be able to produce a lot of force in a short amount of time. Strength plays an important role in this, but...

3 Lower-Body Exercise Alternatives for Back Squats

"Put the bar on your back!" "Lower! Butt all the way to the floor!" Those were the early days of my weight training journey. Like many skinny ki...

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