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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 ...

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 ...

5 Explosive Leg Exercises that Will Unlock Your Performance

Explosive leg exercises take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle. This is a reflexive movement that has three stages. A counter movement or an...

This 'Tailpipe' Finisher Trains You to Breathe Better While Building Lower-Body Strength

Leg day is the most skipped workout of all the muscle groups, yet it is the most important! When you train your legs properly, your overall strengt...

Is Single-Leg Strength Training Right for You?

The unilateral versus bilateral training debate is just about as controversial as what came first, the chicken or the egg? If you were to ask personal...

8 Single-Leg Exercises for Sports Performance and Health

Single-leg strength is a critical and overlooked aspect of sports performance training. Too many athletes would rather load up a barbell Squat or Dead...

How to Add Leg Strength Without Squats

Squats are great, let's just get that out of the way. The squat pattern is a wonderful way to build lower body strength and is often viewed as the...

The Best Sciatic Nerve Stretch Exercises to Alleviate Leg Pain

Do you suffer from chronic leg and hip pain that simply won't go away? If so, there's a good chance that you have sciatica, or pain that's caused by p...

Use This Hamstring Exercise to Prevent Knee Injuries and Pain

Knee pain...it sucks, A LOT! It can be an absolute monster to train through or around when you are trying to increase lower body strength and size. And...

Why Single-Leg Exercises Are Crucial to Building Lower-Body Strength

Split Squats and Lunges are often labeled "sissy" exercises. At worst, they're deemed suitable only for chicks strutting around on the gym floor rocking...

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