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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How to Master All-Important Functional Movement Patterns

The last thing any athlete wants to be is weak and slow during competition. Even though there are no specific "exercises" that need to be done to have...

By: Tim Danchak

How the Bicep Curl Actually Impacts Sports Performance

"I've never seen a biceps score a touchdown". It's a common sentiment in the world of athlete training meant to convey the idea that the biceps sim...

By: Rich Molin

Unlock Elite Athletic Performance With These 6 Hip-Strengthening Exercises

Your hips don't lie. When it comes to sports, everything originates from the hips. Whether you are running, jumping or rotating, the hips are alway...

By: John Papp

Build Super Strength with Just 2 Exercises

This workout is all about building strength through two great compound movements. The stars of this workout are the Dumbbell Snatch and Kettlebell Swi...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

6 Exercises to Build Serious Strength That Aren't Squats, Deadlifts or Bench

When talking about strength, most people think of the Big Three lifts (Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift). These are great tools to build strength, but ...

By: Richard Kompf

Can You Build Muscle Mass Through Swimming?

Swimming is an excellent, low-impact exercise for burning calories and getting fit. It's ideal for those with injuries, joint problems or other issues...

By: Anna Johansson

No Gym? No Problem: The Simplest Travel Workout Ever

Traveling can be tough. Whether you're traveling for work or for fun, working out on the road can feel like an uphill battle. But the good news is tha...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

High-Intensity Training: Your Key to Quicker Strength Gains

Whether it's the offseason or the middle of your season, training is a must if you want to improve. Although you might think it's difficult to get in ...

By: Roger Lockridge

4 Exercises for Better Throwing and Striking

Athletes are always looking for ways to use the weight room to improve their athleticism. With regards to throwing and striking, elevating our movemen...

By: Alex Nurse

Destroy Your Imbalances And Become a Superior Athlete With This Warm-Up

Everyone has certain areas they should spend time on to correct and develop. For some it may be hip mobility, others core stability, or maybe it's a s...

By: John Papp

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