Lower Body Articles

Power starts from the ground up, so it's important for athletes to train their lower body with complex movements that tax different muscle groups in various ways. Whether you're trying to Squat more or just looking for more exercises to add to your routine, we've got plenty of specifics to help you learn why training your lower body is important and tips for how to do it more effectively.

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The Forgotten Muscle That's Key to Being a Better Athlete

Compared to 20 years ago, the number of people who want to develop and train their glutes has multiplied exponentially. Some want to develop their ...

Why I Stopped Back Squatting My Athletes

This article is for team sport athletes, not powerlifters. I don't believe the Barbell Back Squat is the best way to train team sport athletes. I k...

Why Everybody Botches Single-Leg Deadlifts (and How to Finally Master Them)

The Single-Leg Deadlift is an advanced movement that will challenge foot, hip and torso stability while also developing posterior strength. It's al...

Tobin Heath's Lower-Body Soccer Workout

Tobin Heath is the only member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team who's won NCAA, NWSL, World Cup and Olympic titles. ESPN recently dubbed the 3...

Why Better Rotation Is One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Increase Athletic Performance

First we build movement proficiency in a pattern. Then we build strength in that pattern. Lastly, we develop power to take our development of a patter...

How to Deadlift With Flawless Technique

The Deadlift is a fairly simple exercise. You pick a heavy bar off the ground then put it down again. Yet, it's one of—if not the—most effective e...

Are You Tough Enough to Handle the 'Zercher' Position? How This Unique Training Variation Makes You Physically and Mentally Stronger

Possibly the most underutilized position in strength and conditioning today? For my money, I'm going with the Zercher position. Not necessarily an ...

The Best Way to Foam Roll Your Tight Calf Muscles

There's a fine line between pushing your body to achieve new running goals, and over-reaching your way into injury. Experienced athletes will tell...

How to Build Hamstrings Equipped for Extreme Speed

The hamstrings are essential to running fast. In my first article on high-speed hamstrings, we established the functions and key unique characters ...

This Training Technique Will Lift Your Depth Jumps to the Next Level

The standard Depth Jump as has been a staple in just about every elite coach's program for decades now. The move involves stepping off an elevated sur...

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