Lower Body Articles

Power starts from the ground up, so it's important for athletes to train their lower body with complex movements that tax different muscle groups in various ways. Whether you're trying to Squat more or just looking for more exercises to add to your routine, we've got plenty of specifics to help you learn why training your lower body is important and tips for how to do it more effectively.

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Crank Up Your Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat With This Challenging Variation

The Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat is a gem of an exercise that should be performed on a regular basis to help increase single-leg pushing power, a ke...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

By: Jim Carpentier

The Best Training Tool to Strengthen Your Posterior Chain and Prevent Knee Injuries

Most gyms don't have a Glute Ham Developer, or GHD. If your gym does, it's likely misused, underused or not used at all. That's a shame, because th...

By: Kevin Warren

Improve Your Crossover Step to Become a More Explosive Basketball Player

If you're a basketball player and you're not working on your crossover step, you're missing out. A crossover step simply refers to "crossing" one l...

By: Basi Prokofyev

3 Reasons Why Kettlebells Should Be A Part Of Every Training Program

Kettlebells are great strength training, rehab and performance tools that have rapidly grown in popularity over the past few years. While once seen...

By: Ryan Summers

Research Reveals Unilateral Exercises Significantly Strengthen Both Halves of the Body

Unilateral exercises are becoming increasingly popular in sports performance training and for good reason. Unilateral exercises, meaning exercises ...

By: Jake Tuura

Use These 6 Simple Tests to Find Your Perfect Squat

We can all agree that the Squat is a foundational movement. It can be used to develop strength, power and muscle mass. Being able to Squat without pai...

By: Josh Williams

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

Standard Front Squats Too Painful? Try This Comfortable, Pain-Free Variation

The Front Squat is an amazing exercise for total body strength, but many lifters struggle with the classic front racked position due to mobility limi...

By: Tim Danchak

Study Reveals The Best Coaching Cue To Use For Drop Jumps

Many athletes perform Drop Jumps to enhance athleticism. It's a great exercise to improve reactive strength, the ability to develop maximal forces in ...

By: Jake Tuura

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