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4 Relative Strength Standards to Improve Sprint Speed

Let's face it: if you want to be fast, you need to sprint fast—and sprint fast often. Speed is a skill after all, and like any other skill, improvem...

Why Your Grip Strength Is One of the Best Predictors of Your Life Span

A firm handshake is often considered polite, but it can also carry greater implications. Specifically, research has established a strong link betwe...

Want to Have Your Best Football Offseason Ever? Do This Right Now

So, your high school football season is over. Whether it ended in ecstasy or disappointment, the time to start planning for next season is now. ...

4 Hacks to Make Your Muscle-Building Workouts More Effective

It takes a lot of commitment to go to the gym or weight room and give your best effort. Many people, be them athletes or average Joes, share a comm...

Why Many Strength Coaches Consider Chin-Ups 'The Squat of the Upper-Body'

I have a confession to make: I've been disrespecting Chin-Ups. Several years ago, I wrote an article for STACK that outlined how hand position chan...

17 Effective Rings Exercises That Build a Better Body

Olympic rings aren't just for gymnasts. Suspension training has been around for decades, but in more recent years, it's become popular in mainstream g...

Do More Pull-Ups Fast With 'Level-Ups'

When it comes to major bang-for-your-buck exercises in the vertical pull category, Level-Ups bring a lot to the table. Now, if you can't bust o...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

Athlete Benchmarks: How Much Weight Should You Lift?

How much do you bench? This is probably the first thing you'll get asked when you talk about working out. But the million-dollar question is, how m...

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