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4 Awesome Single-Leg Exercises You've Probably Never Tried

Single-leg training has been a hot topic for some time now. Many agree it is a staple to lasting strength and lower-body development and also places m...

What Happens When You Stop Training In-Season

You train during the offseason, you play during the season. After having worked with hundreds of athletes across a wide spectrum of sports, this seems...

Why I Stopped Back Squatting My Athletes

This article is for team sport athletes, not powerlifters. I don't believe the Barbell Back Squat is the best way to train team sport athletes. I k...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

What Real Athletes Will Be Doing This Summer

If you're a high school athlete, summer represents one of your best opportunities to get strong.  The reality is that most athletes of this age do...

Why the Split Snatch Is My Favorite Lift for Athletes

The Clean (both the squat and power versions) has become the premier lift for those wishing to test or demonstrate power and explosiveness in the weig...

Why Tuzar Skipper Could Be The Pittsburgh Steelers' Next UDFA Gem

As a kid growing up in the Bronx, Tuzar Skipper always told his mom he was one day going to play in the NFL. After impressing at the Pittsburgh Steele...

How to Deadlift With Flawless Technique

The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the—most effective e...

Why Many Strength Coaches Consider Chin-Ups 'The Squat of the Upper-Body'

I have a confession to make: I've been disrespecting Chin-Ups. Several years ago, I wrote an article for STACK that outlined how hand position chan...

The One Thing Young Athletes Must Do Before They Can Get Significantly Faster

All athletes want to run faster. Speed is probably the most sought after attribute in sports today. There is no such thing as too fast. The only issue...

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