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5 Foods Besides Animal Protein That Can Help Athletes Gain Muscle

One thing that helps an athlete to be more durable and more athletic is gaining muscle. Unfortunately, gaining lean mass isn't that easy for many...

How to Use a Short Workout the Day Before a Game to Increase Your Explosiveness

Training to increase explosiveness is no easy task. You can spend months trying to gain an inch on your vertical or shave a millisecond off your sprint...

3 Reasons Why You Should Work Out With Bands and Chains

For building muscle, strength, and power, not all reps are created equal. Typical three and out sets, with the same weight you lifted since your gym...

3 Tips to Lift Heavier Without Injuring Yourself

Do you lift? Do you want to lift? Over the last few years, weightlifting has become popular, but unlike your average cardio routine, you're far more...

This Dumbbell Press Variation Builds a Stronger Chest and Core

The dumbbell bench press is an excellent variation exercise of the typical barbell bench press. Strength training programs for all sports and goals...

This Tip Will Eliminate Shoulder Pain on the Bench Press

The barbell bench press is a universal exercise for all strength training programs, but especially males looking to increase upper body strength and...

Build Single-Leg Strength With This Trap Bar Deadlift Variation

Getting faster and explosive comes down to one thing, making sure you can effectively explode off one leg, which is an essential part of every sport....

5 Reasons Athletes Should Train With Olympic Lifts

Most athletes have an exercise routine tailored to their particular strength. Cross country runners will spend a lot of time working on stamina and...

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

How Performing More Sets With Less Rest Builds Size, Strength and Power

Athletes have three goals: 1) Build muscle 2) Get stronger 3) Increase explosiveness Some athletes only want one of these things. Some want to be strong...

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