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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3 Strategies to Help Golfers Get the Most Out of the Weight Room

Golf is a wonderful game that many people are able to play for the majority of their life. While most people play it as a game of leisure, competit...

Why the Push-Up to Renegade Row Can Get You Fit Fast

When it comes to exercises that provide the biggest bang for your buck, it's hard to find a better option than the Push-Up to Renegade Row. The Pus...

Velocity-Based Training 101: How Force, Velocity and Power Relate to Athleticism

If you like this article, follow @RPP_Performance on Twitter! Baseball is an explosive sport where things happen fast and hard. This requires massi...

3 Exercises That Can Help You Squat Without Knee Pain

"Squats are the devil." "They hurt my knees." "I can't do Lunges or Squats." "My knees can't take squats or jumping." These phrases have b...

5 Reasons Your Push-Ups Are Probably Garbage (and How to Fix Them)

The Push-Up is one of the first exercises humans learn. It's for this very reason most people assume they do Push-Ups correctly. In reality, howeve...

Why Bands Are the Most Underrated Training Tool in Existence

Everyone steps into the gym with a goal. Some want to be bigger, faster and stronger. Some want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Some...

THROWBACK: At 38 Years Old, Drew Brees Believes His Best Football is Still Ahead of Him

The following article first appeared on STACK in July 2017. At the time, Brees and the Saints were coming off three consecutive 7-9 seasons, and many...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

Study Reveals Best Type of Exercise to Develop Acceleration—And You're Probably Not Doing It

Most training programs don't include many horizontally directed exercises. Think about it. Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans, Split Squats—these all see ...

Todd Durkin, Trainer Behind NFL MVPs and Olympic Gold Medalists, Reveals His 9 Top Training Tips

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