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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5 Lower-Body Sled Exercises That Build Strength and Power

Sleds are an incredible tool for any athlete to build strength, power, and conditioning. They are incredibly versatile and can be used for many...

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

How to Perform the Deadlift With Flawless Technique

  The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the most—effec...

The Exercise That Helped Allyson Felix Become a High School Track Superstar

Allyson Felix got really fast, really quick. Felix didn't start running track until she was a ninth grader at Los Angeles Baptist High School (Nort...

3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Try Zercher Squats

There are endless ways to squat. Seriously, here are 101 variations for free if you want them. No one should ever have to perform a traditional barbell...

3 Squat Variations for Tall Athletes

We've all heard it before, "The squat is the king of the lower body exercises." This may be true because it gives you the most bang for your buck when...

Try This Crawling Workout to Build Core Strength and Endurance

Hit the Turf: Fall Sports Strength, Size, Speed and Endurance-Building Combo Crawls By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Seeking a change of pace from doing...

Squat Smart: How Bar Position Changes The Squat Exercise

The Squat is king of the weight room. It's a time-tested way to enhance almost every aspect of athletic performance. If you're capable of squatting...

Get Your Legs Strong and Powerful With the Cincinnati Bengals' Squat Routine

The Squat is one of the core lifts for the Cincinnati Bengals. And rightfully so. It's an essential compound movement that's essential for building lo...

This 400-Meter Walking Lunge Workout Will Put Your Conditioning and Toughness to the Test

3 Types of Athletes That Can Benefit From Lunges Lunges have been at the foundation of my GPP (General Physical Preparedness) work for quite some time....

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