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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4 Ways to Increase the Quality of Your Workout Without Adding Reps

Are you spending hours a day at the gym but feel like you're not seeing progress? That can be a helpless feeling, but the truth is you shouldn't be...

Why Isometric Strength Exercises Are Perfect for Very Young Athletes

Strength training for young athletes is a very popular subject right now. Teaching an athlete the importance and value of strength training from a ...

Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

The Best Training Tool to Strengthen Your Posterior Chain and Prevent Knee Injuries

Most gyms don't have a Glute Ham Developer, or GHD. If your gym does, it's likely misused, underused or not used at all. That's a shame, because th...

4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes

In sports like basketball, soccer or hockey, acceleration and change-of-direction speed require more than just being big and strong. Lifting weights a...

Recovery Workouts Will Take Your Training Results to the Next Level

What do you do when you have been training hard and wake up one morning feeling like you just got hit by a truck? Well, the last thing you probably...

7 Grip Strengthening Exercises That Will Make You Better At Your Sport

As we all know, a strong grip will help you when it comes to the weight room. Holding a bar or doing Pull-Ups and being able to withstand the pain you...

Busting 3 Myths About Training Baseball Players

There always seems to be rhetoric that strongly pushes one idea while totally denouncing another. This usually comes in the form of "always do this" o...

5 Rules for Running a Successful High School Strength and Conditioning Program

There are over 35,000 high schools across America. Most feature some sort of strength and conditioning program meant to enhance the performance of ...

3 Reasons Why Kettlebells Should Be A Part Of Every Training Program

Kettlebells are great strength training, rehab and performance tools that have rapidly grown in popularity over the past few years. While once seen...

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