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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5 Lower-Body Sled Exercises That Build Strength and Power

Sleds are an incredible tool for any athlete to build strength, power, and conditioning. They are incredibly versatile and can be used for many...

By: John Papp

Try Zercher Marches for Strong Abs, Stable Hips and Mental Toughness

Building muscle and increasing athletic performance is a very strenuous task. It takes time, lots of hard work and an immense amount of stress on the...

By: Justin Ochoa

4 Vertical Jump Training Mistakes

Sports are decided by a split-second or a couple inches and what separates elite athletes from the rest of the pack is their explosiveness....

By: Mitch Gill

Squat Jumps: Build Explosiveness With This Simple Lower-Body Exercise

Before discussing the benefits of jump squats, we need to explore what the benefits of Olympic lifting and athletic development. Olympic lifting is a...

By: Nicholas Mortensen

35 Triceps Exercises for Jacked Arms and a Strong Bench

The idea to start the Triceps Project originated from me recognizing a lacking body part for me.  My Bench Press numbers were struggling, and I als...

By: Cory Gregory

How to Get More Out of Your High-Intensity Workouts

If you've ever visited a gym anytime in this past couple of years, you've probably been introduced to the concept of a high intensity workout. High...

By: Gary Moller

Deadlift 101: How to Perform the Ultimate Exercise With Flawless Technique

  The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the most—effec...

By: Andy Haley

Why Athletes Shouldn't Always be Concerned With Lifting Heavy Weights

Why Weight Lifting Matters the Least for an Athlete Lee Boyce Call it clickbait. Say what you will. We all know that hitting the weight room is a smart...

By: Lee Boyce

Test Your Lower-Body Strength With the Goblet Squat Challenge

There's a good chance you're not strong enough to Back Squat. Yet, this is the first Squat variation that many you will attempt if you haven't already...

By: Andy Haley

The Potential Downsides of a Post-Workout Ice Bath

The Ice bath have long been thought to assist in recovery and provide greater results for athletes. After all, if the pros do it, we should too, right?...

By: Jake Tuura

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