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Build core strength, leg power and overall conditioning with the king of all exercises, the Deadlift. As you learn proper technique, form and new variations from pro and college strength coaches, you'll realize why the Deadlift exercise is one of the best ways to build muscle and get stronger.

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This Little-Known Deadlift Variation Will Light Your Glutes and Hamstrings on Fire

I'm always tweaking and modifying assistance exercises. By varying a movement, you change the training stimulus, prevent boredom, and keep training...

Why Every Athlete Can Benefit From the Jefferson Squat

One of my favorite exercises for all athletes is the Jefferson Squat. This is an old-school movement—no really, like "from the 1800s" old—that ...

How to Make an Exercise Harder Without Adding More Weight

How do you increase the difficulty of an exercise? The first answer that pops into most peoples' heads is simple—add more weight. The larger t...

13 Amazing Weight Room Moves for Skiers and Snowboarders

Helping others increase fitness for winter sports is the lion's share of my job. My email inbox is often bombarded with messages asking what the be...

Deadlifts, Dead Bugs, and Superfields: Inside the Training of a Women's Soccer Pro

The North Carolina Courage are one of the best women's soccer teams in the world. Not only are the reigning NWSL champions, but they've led the lea...

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...

3 Special Strength Exercises for Better Jumping and Sprinting

When it comes to being a better athlete, we often want one (or both) of two key qualities: To run faster To jump higher Although raw power ...

KPIs: What They Are and Why They Matter for Athletes

The term key performance indicators (KPI) may sound like fancy strength and conditioning jargon, but they're really quite simple. In this context, ...

It's Not 'Training Like a Man.' It's Training Like an Athlete

"Coach, I don't want to look like a man." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase. It's one of the biggest misconceptions regarding ...

How Contrast Training Can Create More Explosive Soccer Players

Speed training for soccer players is more than flying through sprint drills. It is more than strapping on parachutes. It is more than ladder dri...

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