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19 Exercises That Should Be In Your Routine in 2019

  Your workout needs an upgrade. If you're still performing the same exercises today that you were using years ago, it's time to include mo...

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

How to Master All-Important Functional Movement Patterns

The last thing any athlete wants to be is weak and slow during competition. Even though there are no specific "exercises" that need to be done to have...

Functional Fitness: What It Is and Why It's Important

So much of our workout practice is focused on the big goals, like running faster, lifting more or bulking up. But there's more to fitness than these c...

Build Incredible Functional Strength With The Single-Leg Zercher RDL

Functional lower-body strength is a key part of completing daily activities. The ability to perform movements off a single leg without struggle or ...

'Intellectual Brutality': The Value Behind Stanford Football's Sustained Success

"Intellectual brutality." It's the motto that's propelled Stanford football to new heights. Since 2010, only Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson have w...

The 'Secret Sauce' Training That Makes Antonio Brown Unstoppable

Antonio Brown's training routine is the stuff of legend. Not only can he be found in the gym at all hours of the day, but he also dabbles in discip...

LeBron James's Playoff Workouts Are Just as Crazy as You'd Expect

LeBron James, playoff edition, has been activated. After allowing the Indianapolis Pacers to race out to a 74-49 halftime lead during Game 3, James...

The Unorthodox Training Behind Ichiro's Unparalleled Longevity

Ichiro Suzuki is still doing it. He's still making contact at an incredible rate. He's still legging out infield singles. He's still a defensive dy...

Introduction to Training With Logs

The Pet Log Training Series features an inexpensive (technically free) piece of nature to train with and just happens to be my favorite: A Log! Why the...

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