Strength Training

Because muscular strength is a key driver of speed, power and athletic performance, elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. Such workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Strength training exercises typically involve pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls. Bodyweight and resistance band exercises are also effective. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

Latest in Strength Training

Guidelines for Training Teenage Athletes

As the strength and conditioning field progresses forward, myth's about strength training for the youth are being busted. It's becoming more and more...

By: Richard Kompf

3 Easy Ways to do More Pull-Ups

3 Ways To Do More Pull Ups Pull-ups are one of the most difficult exercises out there, but if you are able to progress it is one of the best body weight...

By: Phil Reichhoff

Train Your Body's 'Slings' to Increase Throwing and Striking Power

Four Exercises for Throwers and Strikers Overhead and striking athletes are always looking for ways to improve their athletic activities in the weight...

By: Alex Nurse

Try Bottoms-Up Zercher Squats for Explosive Power

When it comes to the "Zercher Squat" it's probably one of the most misunderstood and underutilized exercises because its brutally hard, it hurts,...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

5 Special Considerations for Female Athlete Workouts

Contrary to what some believe, female athletes do not need to train all that much different from male athletes. Just like males, females need to be...

By: Jon Drees

Latest Videos in Strength Training

The Training That Allowed Raiders CB Obi Melifonwu to Dominate the NFL Combine

NFL cornerback Obi Melifonwu destroyed the NFL Combine with a 4.40 40-Yard Dash and a 44-inch Vertical Jump. Here's an inside look at how he hones his extraordinary athleticism.

Improve Your Golf Performance With Tips From Dustin Johnson’s Strength Coach

Legendary golf performance coach “Joey D” Diovisalvi talks about the evolution of golf.

A Legendary Collegiate Strength Coach Explains How High School Athletes Should be Training

Boyd Epley, assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning at Nebraska, talks about the mistakes that high school athletes make with their training.

Crush Your Workouts With Tips From Brady Collins, Strength Coach for the University of Cincinnati Football Team

Brady Collins explains the type of mindset athletes need in the weight room to get results.

How the Cincinnati Bengals Approach Offseason Training

Bengals strength coach Chip Morton talks about how his athletes approach their offseason training program.