Strength Training Articles

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.

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3 Single-Leg Exercises Every Athlete Should Utilize

Single-leg exercises might be the most under-appreciated and under-utilized training tactic in sports performance. I believe the biggest reason for th...

Why Sled Clean Pulls Are the Best Way to Teach Young Athletes Explosive Power

I know what I am about to say is controversial and I will take some heat for it. So, let's get right to it. I don't think that most athletes, and c...

Boost Your Loaded Carries With Lateral Movement

"I pick things up and put them down." It's one of the most quotable lines from a certain gym's series of commercials, and it's also a simple way to...

The Most Effective Suspension Trainer Exercises

The suspension trainer. It's a tool that can enhance almost any strength and conditioning or fitness program because of its many unique benefits. T...

4 Ways Pitchers Can Improve Command and Control in the Weight Room

When a pitcher starts struggling to throw strikes, their first instinct is often to change their mechanics. However, this approach isn't always the...

5 Training Tips You Should Steal From WWE and NXT Superstars

Tune into an episode of WWE Raw or NXT, and you'll find some of the greatest athletes on the planet showcasing their talents. Many modern superstar...

The 4 Things WWE and NXT Superstars Do Before Every Workout

Sports entertainment has changed a lot in the last few decades. The movesets have evolved well beyond your standard strikes and suplexes, as WWE an...

Here's Why You Should Train With a 'Landmine'

As a college strength and conditioning coach, it helps to be creative when dealing with a large team in a small weight room. With a lot of my time ...

The Core Exercise WWE and NXT Superstars Swear By

There's no shortage of impressive physiques in the WWE. Bulging biceps, ginormous thighs and, of course, ripped six-packs are frequently on display...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

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