Strength Training Articles

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.

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Dislike Warming Up? Try This Simple Routine to Prepare for Training

How you start your performance, practice, training, or game can determine how you finish. If you simply do one or two light sets or simply walk around...

By: Roger Lockridge

A Simple and Fast Way to Get Ripped Abs and Arms

Want a new way to get that tight feeling in your arms? Maybe you're looking for new ways to get toned abs and arms without spending hours at the gym....

By: Ben Boudro

Everything We Learned About Tom Brady's Workouts From His New Training Manual

Tom Brady is defying all odds. For most athletes, performance declines with age. In Brady's case, he's playing arguably his best ever at 40 years old ...

By: Andy Haley

Study Proves That Mental Training Will Help You Lift Heavier Weights

Becoming a better athlete is multi factorial. If you want to maximize your chances of playing well, winning games, and reaching your athletic potential,...

By: Jake Tuura

Vibration Training: The Recovery Technique That Actually Works

Vibration Training: The Recovery Technique That Actually Works In the strength and performance industry, we often find ourselves bombarded with the...

By: Scott Gunter

3 Arm Supersets to Build Muscle ASAP

Supersets are a great way to intensify your workouts and add volume to your sessions without adding time. A superset is done by alternating between...

By: Kevin Warren

3 Reasons Why Athletes Should Try Zercher Squats

There are endless ways to squat. Seriously, here are 101 variations for free if you want them. No one should ever have to perform a traditional barbell...

By: Justin Ochoa

How to Build an Effective Med Ball Workout for Softball

We all know medicine ball work is great for developing rotational power. Despite that, many coaches get hung up on deciding what drills to program and...

By: Nancy Newell

Master These 4 Exercises to Improve Your Bench Press

In my experience performing and coaching the bench press, I've determined that the bench has its own "Big 4" exercises that work so effectively to...

By: Tony Bonvechio

Build Upper-Back Strength with These 5 Exercises

Having adequate upper-back strength is essential for pain free movement in everyday life and performance on the field. Having a strong upper back will...

By: John Papp

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