Exercises

Elite athletes build workouts from a wide variety of exercises targeted to specific areas of the body—chest, back, core, legs, shoulders and arms. Weightlifting exercises that involve dumbbells, barbells and weight or cable machines are the most popular, but top athletes also use other training equipment [e.g., med balls, physioballs, Airex Pads, TRX straps] and perform bodyweight exercises to achieve specific athletic goals. Depending on their training goals, athletes can perform functional, multi-joint exercises that simultaneously engage multiple muscle groups [e.g., Lunges, Deadlifts, Push Presses] or exercises that isolate specific muscle groups [e.g., Bicep Curls, Leg Extensions]. Discover the exercises that the world's best athletes regularly perform in their workout programs.

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5 Easy Tricks That Make Your Favorite Exercises More Effective

5 Easy Tricks That Make Your Favorite Exercises More Effective

CrossFit: How to Perform the Deadlift

Josh Courage, head CrossFit coach at Courage Performance, explains the benefits of performing the Deadlift and breaks down the technique of this strength and power exercise.

Master the CrossFit Kettlebell Snatch

Courage Performance CrossFit coach Josh Courage demonstrates the Kettlebell Snatch, an exercise that will make you a more powerful athlete.

CrossFit Resisted Pulls

Courage Performance head CrossFit coach Josh Courage demonstrates Resisted Pulls, a dynamic exercise that increases back strength and core stability.

CrossFit Sledgehammer Swings

Build explosive power and core strength with Sledgehammer Swings, demonstrated by Courage Performance head CrossFit coach Josh Courage.