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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4 Challenging Core Exercises for Hockey Players

What do maintaining a low skating stance, changing directions quickly and shooting the puck hard all have in common? You need strong, well-develope...

5 Single-Leg Strength Exercises Hockey Players Should Be Doing

Single-leg exercises should be a part of every hockey player's training program. They build strength and muscle, improve stability and give your spine...

27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

Why Your Ankle Mobility Sucks (And Why You Should Fix it ASAP)

Every Joint in the human body has a combination of mobility and stability. To some extent, the more mobile a joint, the less stable that joint is, ...

What's the Best Way to Organize My Workout?

Multiple times a week, I see athletes walk into the weight room, and within minutes they're doing an exercise that's supposed to be performed halfway ...

Where Do My Arms and Hands Go During Sled Training?

When it comes to training for sports, one of the most versatile and useful pieces of equipment you could get is one of those high-altitude oxygen mask...

4 Simple Ways to Build Stronger, More Resilient Hamstrings

Hamstring muscle injuries are extremely common among athletes. They cause significant loss of training and competition time and have a high probabi...

The Biggest Split Squat Mistake You Didn't Know You Were Making

When it comes to lower-body lifts, the Split Squat is one of the most effective and scalable options for athletes of all levels. The massive import...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

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