Weightlifting Articles

A common type of strength training for developing the strength and muscle mass, weightlifting uses a variety of specialized equipment (weighted bars, dumbbells, kettlebells or weight stacks) to target specific muscle groups. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Done properly, workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

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Why Older Adults Desperately Need Power Training (And How to Do It Right)

When we hear the word "powerful" we tend to think of athletes like NFL running back Derrick Henry or basketball superstar LeBron James, not adults ove...

How the Best Athletes Respond to Bad Days

Bad days. We all have them. Like it or not, bad days are inevitable. If you do something long enough, they're just part of the journey. Somet...

5 Types of People Who Never Get Results in the Gym

The road to being fit is never linear. You will encounter bumps and bruises along the way toward your peak potential, but most people fall short of ac...

5 Lifts Your Dad Taught You Wrong

While training high school athletes I see a lot of unique mistakes in the weight room. Most are simply due to inexperience, but there is a certain ...

Dear Parents: What a Performance Coach Wants to Tell You About Your Kid's Training

Dear Parents, You are my teammate. I believe you and I both play a pivotal role in helping your kid develop a positive relationship with trainin...

For Young Athletes, Getting Stronger Is Almost Always a Good Idea

"How do your athletes get such great results?" It's a question I hear often. We had 12 All-County athletes, seven All-State athletes, two New Yo...

How to Spot a Bad Conditioning Drill

"Whatever you do in the weight room, make sure our players show up conditioned on game day." Any physical preparation coach working in a team setti...

How Eccentrics and Isometrics Can Produce Results Your Entire Training Career

Most athletes never give a second thought to training tempo. They think about things like load and reps and maybe even exercise selection, but rare...

5 Abilities That Will Make You Better at Any Sport

No two sports are exactly the same. Some sports require a quick burst of energy; others require you to move continuously for minutes on end. Some s...

The Overlooked In-Season Training Strategy for Big Gains

Many athletes shy away from heavy weight room work during the competitive season because they fear it will leave them sore or under-recovered for game...

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