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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How an Unusual Training Tool Called the 'Viking Attachment' Changed My Workouts

The Landmine has become a popular way to help athletes train a variety of fundamental movements. With a barbell and a landmine attachment, you can per...

3 Warm-Ups Moves for Your Best Squat Day Ever

A great squat day starts with a good warm-up. In the below video, Dr. Ryan Summers, physical therapist and co-owner of Pure Physio (Strongsville, O...

Why More Athletes Should Use Cyclist Squats

When it comes to total lower-body development, Squats are king. When it comes to specifically engaging the inner most portion of the quadriceps, or th...

Nordic Hamstring Curls: Why Everyone Should Try This Ultra-Challenging Exercise

The hamstrings are some of those muscles that people always seem to have problems with. They're weak. They're tight. They're one of the most common...

6 Ways to Squeeze In an Effective Workout Over Thanksgiving Break

Time-Saving Tips When In-Season Workout Time Is Limited By Jim Carpentier, CSCS For individual athletes, teams, and coaches, scheduling quality time in...

5 Ways to Continue Building Lower-Body Strength Despite Back Pain

Nothing shows a display of strength quite like an impressive Squat or Deadlift. There's just something about throwing some chalk on, stepping up to...

A Weak Lower Back Could Be Limiting Your Big Lifts. This Exercise Will Fix It Fast

The lower back is the linchpin in heavy lower-body movements. One look at the spinal erector development of Olympic weightlifters tells us how incr...

Why You Should Train Knees Over Toes

"Don't let your knees go past your toes." It's one cue I hear quite often from personal trainers. Lots of trainers believe a person's knees exte...

3 RDL Mistakes Hurting Your Back

The Romanian Deadlift (RDL) is what I consider to be an essential exercise for athletes of all ages and experience levels, but has certainly developed...

Burn Off Those Extra Thanksgiving Calories With These Fat-Burning Full-Body Exercises

What is so good about full body exercises? Well in today's world we want everything to be faster. We want our phones to be faster, our computers, weight...

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