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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The Biggest Split Squat Mistake You Didn't Know You Were Making

When it comes to lower-body lifts, the Split Squat is one of the most effective and scalable options for athletes of all levels. The massive import...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

How The 'Snap Down' Drill Builds Explosive Athletes From the Ground Up

For athletes to truly grasp what it takes to be faster, more explosive and more agile, they must understand the relationship between their feet and th...

3 Common Box Jump Mistakes That Might Be Holding You Back

The Box Jump is a popular exercise for athletes of all ages. In recent years, a number of viral videos have shown athletes jumping onto absurdly hi...

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...

Why Your 'Foot Strike' Is Key to Throwing Harder (and 5 Tips on How to Improve It)

When talking about how force is transferred from foot strike up into the arm during pitching, I like to use the analogy of "crash test dummies crashin...

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training: What's Best for Athletes?

When it comes to resistance training, most movements fall into two categories—unilateral exercises or bilateral exercises. Unilateral exercises a...

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