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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Try Bottoms-Up Zercher Squats for Explosive Power

When it comes to the "Zercher Squat" it's probably one of the most misunderstood and underutilized exercises because its brutally hard, it hurts,...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

5 Special Considerations for Female Athlete Workouts

Contrary to what some believe, female athletes do not need to train all that much different from male athletes. Just like males, females need to be...

By: Jon Drees

3 Supersets That Guarantee Big Gains for Athletes

If you've ever stepped foot in a weightroom, odds are you're familiar with supersets. A superset is a training method that calls for performing a f...

By: Brandon Hall

Build Total-Body Strength With Just 2 Exercises

This workout is all about going vertical! We're getting after it with just two exercises; pull ups and clean and press. The pull-ups will be a 3-second...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

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

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

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

The Exercise That Helped Allyson Felix Become a High School Track Superstar

Allyson Felix got really fast, really quick. Felix didn't start running track until she was a ninth grader at Los Angeles Baptist High School (Nort...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Try Zercher Squats

There are endless ways to squat. Seriously, here are 101 variations for free if you want them. No one should ever have to perform a traditional barbell...

By: Justin Ochoa

3 Squat Variations for Tall Athletes

We've all heard it before, "The squat is the king of the lower body exercises." This may be true because it gives you the most bang for your buck when...

By: Mitch Gill

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