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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21 Hip Mobility Drills to Improve your Squat

21 Hip Mobility Drills to Improve your Squat Correlated Video: https://youtu.be/iEMc3BBQ5Mg Tired of looking through Youtube for different hip mobility...

By: Sebastian Gonzales

4 Unique Ways to Get Stronger With a Trap Bar

The Trap Bar Deadlift is a great substitute to the conventional Deadlift. Using the trap bar helps change the way deadlifts feel, and makes them more...

By: Samuel Feldman

Do Sore Muscles Guarantee Size Gains?

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): Anyone who has tried resistance training of some form for the first time will likely remember a week of struggling...

By: Hayden Snider

Combine Freeweight and Bodyweight Exercises for Easy Supersets

Body Weight vs. Free Weight Exercises? Two Tough Workouts Mixing Both Training Methods By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Visualize a gym with one side comprising...

By: Jim Carpentier

2 Advanced Ab Exercises for a Strong and Ripped Core

I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest abs exercise routine. Why? Well because let's face it. Everybody wants to have abs. You can say that...

By: Ben Boudro

Try This Crawling Workout to Build Core Strength and Endurance

Hit the Turf: Fall Sports Strength, Size, Speed and Endurance-Building Combo Crawls By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Seeking a change of pace from doing...

By: Jim Carpentier

Why You Shouldn't Structure Your Workouts Like a Bodybuilder

Athletes are not bodybuilders. Now, before I get shoved into a gym locker by 250 pounds of hairless muscle, let me clarify; a bodybuilder is an athlete...

By: Jesse McMeekin

Perform the Landmine Chest Press to Build Strength and Save Your Shoulders

Most strength training programs borrow heavily from power lifting and understandably so since power lifting is a sport where increased strength is the...

By: Erick Avila

The Beginner's Guide to Strength Training

Walking into a gym for the first time can be quite intimidating. Strong lifters will be moving massive amounts of weight while you might have a hard t...

By: Andy Haley

This Single-Leg RDL Variation Will Help You Get Faster and Prevent Injuries

The banded single-leg RDL (Romanian Deadlift) with a row is a great exercise to train the hamstrings, glutes, lower back and lats how to decelerate and...

By: Quentin Dunn

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