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How to Build Serious Single-Leg Strength (And Why It's So Important)

In a previous article, I established solid single-leg strength standards based on my many years of experience working with junior, D1 and pro hockey p...

How Strong Is 'Strong Enough' For Single-Leg Exercises?

Single-leg work has become much more popular in recent years. Rightly so. It's invaluable to athletes because it improves unilateral strength, stab...

What 99% of Athletes are Missing in Their Strength and Conditioning Programs

Many people live in a constant state of stiffness. We've all seen stiff people at the gym, and we've all experienced stiffness ourselves. Most ofte...

13 Amazing Weight Room Moves for Skiers and Snowboarders

Helping others increase fitness for winter sports is the lion's share of my job. My email inbox is often bombarded with messages asking what the be...

You're Probably Drastically Underestimating Your Strength in This Key Exercise. Here's Why

During the heat of competition, athletes do very little with both feet evenly spaced beneath them.  "You run on one leg. You generally jump off on...

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Soccer Players

Soccer is a game full of single-leg actions, and it still flabbergasts me when players fail to train balance and single-leg strength. There is pass...

4 Awesome Single-Leg Exercises You've Probably Never Tried

Single-leg training has been a hot topic for some time now. Many agree it is a staple to lasting strength and lower-body development and also places m...

3 Key Ingredients Missing From Your Strength Program

Everyone has their own opinion on programming. What they like, what they think works, what they think doesn't work, and what they think hurts (and ...

3 Strategies to Help Golfers Get the Most Out of the Weight Room

Golf is a wonderful game that many people are able to play for the majority of their life. While most people play it as a game of leisure, competit...

Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

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