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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The Simple Cue That Will Fix Your Landmine Shoulder Press

When it comes to shoulder exercises, it's tough to find a bigger bang for your buck than the landmine shoulder press. It's got it all. Landline presses...

By: Justin Ochoa

Build Full-Body Strength With This Sandbag Workout

Revive Stale Workouts with These Sports Performance-Boosting Indoor or Outdoor Sandbag Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sandbags of varying resistance...

By: Jim Carpentier

Improve Pitching Performance and Health With These Suspension Trainer Exercises

Watching a pitch in slow motion gives us a deeper insight into the power and violence that goes into one of the highest velocity movements in spots....

By: Nate Palmer

Guidelines for Training Teenage Athletes

As the strength and conditioning field progresses forward, myth's about strength training for the youth are being busted. It's becoming more and more...

By: Richard Kompf

3 Easy Ways to do More Pull-Ups

3 Ways To Do More Pull Ups Pull-ups are one of the most difficult exercises out there, but if you are able to progress it is one of the best body weight...

By: Phil Reichhoff

Train Your Body's 'Slings' to Increase Throwing and Striking Power

Four Exercises for Throwers and Strikers Overhead and striking athletes are always looking for ways to improve their athletic activities in the weight...

By: Alex Nurse

Try Bottoms-Up Zercher Squats for Explosive Power

When it comes to the "Zercher Squat" it's probably one of the most misunderstood and underutilized exercises because its brutally hard, it hurts,...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

5 Special Considerations for Female Athlete Workouts

Contrary to what some believe, female athletes do not need to train all that much different from male athletes. Just like males, females need to be...

By: Jon Drees

3 Supersets That Guarantee Big Gains for Athletes

If you've ever stepped foot in a weightroom, odds are you're familiar with supersets. A superset is a training method that calls for performing a f...

By: Brandon Hall

Improve Reaction Time by Training in the Dark

Ever tried to jump up from a dead sleep in the middle of the night and run as fast as you can to the bathroom in someone else's house? Well, when you...

By: Jeff Watters

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