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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Research Reveals Unilateral Exercises Significantly Strengthen Both Halves of the Body

Unilateral exercises are becoming increasingly popular in sports performance training and for good reason. Unilateral exercises, meaning exercises ...

Use These 6 Simple Tests to Find Your Perfect Squat

We can all agree that the Squat is a foundational movement. It can be used to develop strength, power and muscle mass. Being able to Squat without pai...

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

Standard Front Squats Too Painful? Try This Comfortable, Pain-Free Variation

The Front Squat is an amazing exercise for total body strength, but many lifters struggle with the classic front racked position due to mobility limi...

Study Reveals The Best Coaching Cue To Use For Drop Jumps

Many athletes perform Drop Jumps to enhance athleticism. It's a great exercise to improve reactive strength, the ability to develop maximal forces in ...

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...

2 Lunge Exercises That Will Make You a Better Basketball Player

All exercises can be divided into two categories: bilateral (where both sides perform equal work) and unilateral (where more pressure is put on one si...

Add 50 Pounds to Your Back Squat in 8 Weeks With the Barbell Hip Thrust

When looking at success and failure in sports, many athletes find their downfall comes from a lack of strength. Researchers and coaches often evaluate...

Build Figure Skating Power With The Dumbbell Split Snatch

If you have experience with figure skating or have been watching the Winter Olympics, you'll know the sport requires explosive power combined with the...

5 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Soccer Skills

Spoiler alert: to be good at soccer, players need to be more than technically and tactically talented. A player can only get away with just ball wo...

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