Bodyweight Exercises Articles

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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5 Soccer Strength Exercises You Can Perform Anywhere

Here's a sad truth: Soccer players don't strength train enough. With the hectic life of the modern student-athlete, including games, practices, sch...

Why Soccer Players Should Strength Train

The weight room can be an intimidating place. Especially if you're the youngest, smallest or weakest player on your soccer team. High school soccer...

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who'...

Why Isometric Strength Exercises Are Perfect for Very Young Athletes

Strength training for young athletes is a very popular subject right now. Teaching an athlete the importance and value of strength training from a ...

The Split Squat: How to Master This Powerful Lower-Body Exercise

The Split Squat is a powerful exercise due to its ability to build stability and strength in a unilateral stance. These are key components of athletic...

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

Simple Rules to Follow When Training Very Young Athletes

We've all heard the age old theory that strength training for younger children will stunt their growth and ultimately hinder their athletic developmen...

How to Do Your First Bodyweight Dip

Bodyweight dips are a compound upper body movement. Often touted as the "upper body squat." Yeah they are the real deal. This popular exercise builds up...

The Workout Terms and Equipment Athletes Need to Know

If you're new to working out, some of the terms you might hear spoken around the weight room or have read on your workout chart might seem like a fore...

How to Stretch After Sitting in Class All Day

When you're working an office job, you're liable to develop aches, pains and stiffness from sitting at a desk in front of a computer for eight hours a...

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