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'Never Lift on Game Day': Exposing One of the Biggest Myths in Sports

The first time you hear it, the idea of lifting before a game sounds ridiculous. Because before that moment, you'd likely been led to believe—eit...

4 Unconventional Exercises for Insane Functional Strength

Trainers, coaches and conditioning specialists alike know the importance of sport-specific training. Sport-specific training is the philosophy of empl...

One Supplement Todd Durkin Recommends for Every Athlete

Todd Durkin doesn't believe in shortcuts. He believes in finding an edge. A shortcut implies a "magic bullet" that lets a person get what they want...

17 Parallel Bar Exercises to Build Amazing Bodyweight Strength

Parallel bars are commonly used by gymnast to build overall strength to help improve performance in their respected events. They aren't just for gymna...

Is Doing Too Many Reps Killing Your Strength and Muscle Gains?

A common misconception in strength training is that lifting to failure is the ultimate way to get bigger and stronger. After all, that's what hurts...

7 Quick Routines That Will Make Your Biceps Bigger

If you're hitting the gym, you're probably doing it for one of two reasons—to improve your health and fitness, or to look better. Maybe both. But...

1 Set, 20 Reps: The Strange Workout Strategy That Gets Results

There are many unanswered questions in the field of strength and conditioning. Where should inexperienced athletes start with weight training? How ...

You're Probably Drastically Underestimating Your Strength in This Key Exercise. Here's Why

During the heat of competition, athletes do very little with both feet evenly spaced beneath them.  "You run on one leg. You generally jump off on...

Doing Just a Handful of Reps on Your Rest Day Can Amplify Your Performance

The world of sports performance has made a huge push toward rest and recovery in recent years. This has happened for a few reasons: Cell phones late a...

Rory McIlroy's 4-Exercise Strength Workout

Rory McIlroy isn't the biggest guy, but he can certainly hit the long ball. The 5-foot-9 four-time Major champion currently boasts the third-longest a...

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