Bodyweight Exercises

Muscular strength is key for speed, power and athletic performance and elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. When not pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls, the pros employ bodyweight exercises to effectively target the muscles used in competition.

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