Lower Body Articles

Power starts from the ground up, so it's important for athletes to train their lower body with complex movements that tax different muscle groups in various ways. Whether you're trying to Squat more or just looking for more exercises to add to your routine, we've got plenty of specifics to help you learn why training your lower body is important and tips for how to do it more effectively.

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Are You Tough Enough to Handle the 'Zercher' Position? How This Unique Training Variation Makes You Physically and Mentally Stronger

Possibly the most underutilized position in strength and conditioning today? For my money, I'm going with the Zercher position. Not necessarily an ...

The Best Way to Foam Roll Your Tight Calf Muscles

There's a fine line between pushing your body to achieve new running goals, and over-reaching your way into injury. Experienced athletes will tell...

How to Build Hamstrings Equipped for Extreme Speed

The hamstrings are essential to running fast. In my first article on high-speed hamstrings, we established the functions and key unique characters ...

This Training Technique Will Lift Your Depth Jumps to the Next Level

The standard Depth Jump as has been a staple in just about every elite coach's program for decades now. The move involves stepping off an elevated sur...

How You Can Create Your Own Reverse Hyper 'Machine' in Any Gym

When discussing lower-body training, it's not uncommon to hear athletes say things like, "Ugh, Deadlift KILLS my back!" or "whenever I go heavy on Bac...

How a Better Strength and Conditioning Plan Built a Women's Boxing Beast

What does it take to be a boxer? That's something my client/friend Claire Quinn (@claire___quinn) knows all about. She's an amateur boxer who's bee...

The 22 Best Sled Exercises

A sled can help just about anyone get in better shape. The best sled exercises are easy to teach and offer an appropriate learning curve for indivi...

4 Squat Variations That Should Be in Your Training Arsenal

Many trainers, coaches and lifters believe that the basic Barbell Back Squat is the ultimate lift. They're not necessarily wrong, but some issues can ...

Athletes Who Want to Run Fast Shouldn't Waste Time With Traditional Leg Curls

Hamstring injuries can be a real problem for sprinting athletes. Not only do they sideline the athlete for weeks at a time, but they are also very lik...

Why You Should Squat With a Safety Bar Even If You Aren't Injured

Over the past decade, we've witnessed a noticeable paradigm shift in the strength and conditioning industry. Whereas heavy Back Squats once reigned...

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