Workouts

Elite athletes perform workouts designed to improve their overall athletic performance—strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. To gain muscle strength, size and power, they perform weightlifting, bodyweight and other resistance-based workouts. To improve speed, agility and quickness, they complete workouts featuring explosive exercises [e.g., Box Jumps], and sprinting and reaction drills. To increase endurance and stamina, they do conditioning workouts—which can also burn fat and help athletes lose unhealthy weight. To reduce risk of injury, increase joint range of motion and improve overall mobility, top athletes perform flexibility workouts [e.g., dynamic and static stretching, yoga]. Learn the workouts that elite athletes regularly perform to reach their peak performance.

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The Ultimate 4-Week Preseason Basketball Workout

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By: Andy Haley

3 Arm Supersets to Build Muscle ASAP

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By: Kevin Warren

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Latest Videos in Workouts

Try This Speed Ladder Warm Up From NFL CB Chris Harris Jr.

See how a Super Bowl Champion uses the speed ladder to get his body ready to play.

Try This NFL-Caliber Dynamic Warm-up with Chris Harris Jr.

See the moves a Super Bowl champion defensive back does at the start of his workouts to prepare his body to perform.

6 Reactive Footwork Drills for Defensive Backs from Broncos CB Chris Harris, Jr.

The Super Bowl champion cornerback shows some of the drills he performs during the offseason to stay sharp on the field.

Defensive Back Footwork Drills with Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

Try these cone drills to be faster and more agile in coverage.

Hill Speed Workouts

Four hill exercises for increased speed.