Strength Training

Because muscular strength is a key driver of speed, power and athletic performance, elite athletes regularly perform workouts with the goal to improve their strength. Such workouts improve muscle size, mass, strength and power, while also helping to prevent injury. Strength training exercises typically involve pushing, pulling or lifting external weight in the form of barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and med balls. Bodyweight and resistance band exercises are also effective. Athletes generally target the muscles of the lower body, upper body and core that are used in competition. Find advice about the best ways to increase strength from today's top coaches and elite athletes.

Latest in Strength Training

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By: Roger Lockridge

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Latest Videos in Strength Training

Olympic Lifting Technique: How to Perform the Power Clean

Strength coach Mike Anderson explains everything you need to know to perform a Power Clean with perfect technique.

Olympic Lifting Technique: Clean and Jerk Form

Learn how to perform the Clean and Jerk properly with tips from strength coach Mike Anderson.

STACK Sports Health: Get Rid of Hip Pain During Squats

These two mobility drills will fix hip pinching or pain when squatting.

Myles Garrett Busts Out Some 315-Pound Barbell Rows

Myles Garrett shows off his incredible strength and Herculean physique while performing a set of Barbell Rows with 315 pounds.

Myles Garrett Will Never Be Satisfied

The Cleveland Browns defensive end talks about the mindset and training that put him on track for NFL stardom.