Bodyweight Exercises Articles

Muscular strength is key for speed, power and athletic performance and elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. When not pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls, the pros employ bodyweight exercises to effectively target the muscles used in competition.

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5 Bodyweight Training Standards to Hit Before You Focus on Lifting Heavy

What is the easiest athletic quality to improve? In reality, there are two: strength and endurance. Is it any wonder the sports performance industr...

5 Bodyweight Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulders

It's no secret that bodyweight training is a valuable exercise technique. It effectively challenges your muscles anywhere and anytime. However, if you...

How to Know When Your Child Is Ready to Lift Weights

While scrolling through my Instagram feed recently, I came across a video of a youth athlete performing Barbell Squats with knee valgus, low back flex...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

Why Every Athlete Should Know and Love the GHR

Few bodyweight exercises are as difficult or as effective as the Glute Ham Raise (GHR) when it comes to building strength and muscle. The Pull-Up equi...

How Athletes Can Make Their Warm-Up Less Mindless and More Competitive

Should the warm-up be used just to raise body temperature, increase range of motion and slowly prepare the body for the training? Or can we be more pr...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

The Best Bodyweight Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer strength training is a bit scarce in the United States at the high school level and below. Many coaches (wrongly) believe that they can send th...

Why Athletes of All Ages Should Utilize Dead Bugs

What exactly is a Dead Bug? Despite the funny name, Dead Bugs should be regarded as a very important exercise for any athlete, regardless of traini...

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