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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LeBron's Secret to Being Better Than Ever in Season 15? Superhuman Core Strength

With his recent play, 33-year-old LeBron James has ascended to yet another level of basketball greatness. He may soon find himself in a stratosphere w...

Metabolic Resistance Training vs. Cardio Interval Training: Which Is Best for You?

HIIT workouts. You see them advertised everywhere. From fitness social media accounts to the posters and schedules at your neighborhood gym, HIIT (...

Why Endurance Athletes Need to Lift Heavy Weights

It's always been a common thought that endurance athletes, if they lift at all, should lift lighter weights while using a higher repetition scheme. Th...

Contrast Training 101: Every Athlete Should Know This Technique

What if I told you that you could become stronger, more explosive and leaner, all while spending less time at the gym than you currently do? Would ...

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...

4 Squat Variations Every Athlete Should Know

It should not be news to you that the Back Squat is a critical exercise for the strength and conditioning of athletes. The Back Squat trains athlet...

Jump Higher With These 10 Tips You've Never Tried Before

For some athletes, vertical jump height is a major pain point. Everyone wants to jump higher, and when no one's proud of a weak vert. Those ...

5 Awesome Exercises You Can Perform With a Reverse Hyper Machine

The reverse hyper machine is one of the best pieces of exercise equipment a gym can have. The most popular exercise performed on this machine? Reve...

Use Velocity-Based Training to Get More Out of Your Athlete Assessments

Assessments are vital to implementing a strength and conditioning program. Without at least some form of baseline data, how can we measure progress, i...

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