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.

Latest in Workouts

Basketball Off-Season Workout: Strength and Size

If you've spent any time talking with a strength coach—or browsing the articles on STACK.com—you understand that it's critical to focus your train...

Try This Bodyweight Hill Workout to Improve Your Strength and Endurance

Take Your Game to New Heights with This Off-Season Uphill Full-Body Workout By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Switching from sprinting, jumping, or performing...

Learn the Murph CrossFit Workout

Many CrossFit workouts were created in memory of fallen soldiers, and they are a great way for recruits to improve their Army Physical Fitness Test ...

The Simplest Bodyweight Workout Ever

Bodyweight workouts are perfect for athletes that are stuck at home with no access to a weight room and little, or no, available equipment. Using only...

Can You Finish the Deck of Cards Bodyweight Workout?

A deck of cards can be used for more than just games and magic tricks. In fact, you can get an awesome workout with a standard deck of cards. The d...