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The Easy Alternative to Olympic Lifts That Can Get Anyone More Explosive

Mike Boyle loves Cleans. Being able to explosively move a significant amount of weight from point A to point B—and catch it with control—confer...

Doing Just a Handful of Reps on Your Rest Day Can Amplify Your Performance

The world of sports performance has made a huge push toward rest and recovery in recent years. This has happened for a few reasons: Cell phones late a...

Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

5 Explosive Leg Exercises that Will Unlock Your Performance

Explosive leg exercises take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle. This is a reflexive movement that has three stages. A counter movement or an...

Why Young Athletes Should Utilize the Lateral Plyometric Jump

All too often, athletes ignore lateral movement in their training. Why? Well, with literally thousands of exercises and drills at their disposal, a...

Why Ample Rest Is Key to Building More Fast-Twitch Muscle Fiber

Athletes are always interested in "getting more fast twitch." Everyone has two general types of muscle—slow-twitch muscle fibers (also known as t...

The 4 Things WWE and NXT Superstars Do Before Every Workout

Sports entertainment has changed a lot in the last few decades. The movesets have evolved well beyond your standard strikes and suplexes, as WWE an...

Tweak Your Strength Training to Become a More Reactive, Explosive Athlete

Athletes who are interested in becoming more reactive and dynamic in sport need to make sure that their training programs reflect these traits. This m...

4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes

In sports like basketball, soccer or hockey, acceleration and change-of-direction speed require more than just being big and strong. Lifting weights a...

Forget Olympic Lifts: Build Awesome Explosive Power With Med Ball Exercises

When training individuals of all populations and backgrounds, there should always be one main underlying objective: "Do no harm!" As fitness professio...

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