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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Become a Better Mover With This 10-Minute Foot and Ankle Prep Series

The foot-and-ankle complex is perhaps the most overlooked region in sports. Not only are these two areas that tend to get frequently injured, but t...

Why Every Athlete Can Benefit From the Jefferson Squat

One of my favorite exercises for all athletes is the Jefferson Squat. This is an old-school movement—no really, like "from the 1800s" old—that ...

3 Special Strength Exercises for Better Jumping and Sprinting

When it comes to being a better athlete, we often want one (or both) of two key qualities: To run faster To jump higher Although raw power ...

Want to Burn a Lot of Calories Fast? Try This Unique Full-Body Exercise

Full-body exercises have the ability to hit the most muscle groups and therefore allow for maximum calorie burn. Inserting a full-body exercise as a f...

'Weird' Hip Pain That Won't Go Away? Try These 4 Fixes

Are you dealing with a strange, unexplainable pain in or around your hips? Maybe you can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from, describe quite ...

How Contrast Training Can Create More Explosive Soccer Players

Speed training for soccer players is more than flying through sprint drills. It is more than strapping on parachutes. It is more than ladder dri...

4 Exercises to Destroy Your Biggest Deadlift Flaws

Dave Tate, founder of EliteFTS and a legend in the powerlifting community, likes to say that any struggle in a barbell lift can be traced back to one ...

Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

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...

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