Strength Training

Whether you want to get bigger or faster, strength training is an important tool for all athletes to use to help them improve their in-game performance. Lifting weights and supplying your body with proper nutrition and plenty of protein allows for your muscles to grow, which can help provide an edge over the competition. Read up on the latest workouts, trends and tips while you catch up on top NFL, MLB and NBA athletes demonstrating their routines.

Latest in Strength Training

New Study Reveals Gaining Muscle Actually Alters Your DNA for a Lifetime

You've likely heard of "yo-yo" weight loss—the issue that plagues many Americans who work hard to shed pounds, only to see them inevitably creep bac...

By: Brandon Hall

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

By: Kevin Warren

Wearing Running Shoes While Weightlifting Can Kill Your Strength Gains

Next time you head into a Globo Gym-style commercial gym, take a look around and check out the footwear your fellow gym goers are sporting. Chances ar...

By: John Papp

Why Athletes Should Emphasize the Lowering Portion of Weight Training Movements

The word "negative" often implies pessimism and gloom. In the gym, however, performing "negatives" or eccentric reps yields positive sports performanc...

By: Jim Carpentier

The 3 Best Exercises For Soccer Goalies

During an average match, a goalkeeper can get tested in a variety of ways. Sometimes they're asked to elevate and grab a cross out of the air. Other t...

By: Tyler Tredway

Latest Videos in Strength Training

Increase Core Strength with Erie Bayhakws Forward Alex Davis's Knee Tucks

NBA D-League forward Alex Davis strengthens his core with Knee Tuck variations.

NBA D-League Forward Alex Davis Performs a Pull & Press Superset for Basketball Players

Alex Davis of the Erie Bayhawks performs a superset of BOSU Ball Dumbbell Squat to Press and Pull-Ups for upper-body strength.

NFL Wide Receiver Travis Benjamin Shares His Training Secret for Building Strong Hands

Strong hands are crucial for NFL wide receivers. Travis Benjamin provides some tips on how to build a stronger grip.

How NFL Wide Receiver Travis Benjamin Builds Rock-Solid Core Strength

NFL wide receiver Travis Benjamin describes the weight room routine he follows to build his rock-solid core.

Try This Timed Circuit Workout

Try This Timed Circuit Workout