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

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

Latest Videos in Strength Training

STACK Sports Health: Get Rid of Hip Pain During Squats

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

How UFC Newcomer Bobby Nash Plans to Dominate His Opponents With Superior Conditioning and a Relentless Fighting Style

Bobby Nash has only fought one UFC fight, but plans to use his superior conditioning and work ethic to take the sport by storm.

UFC Fighter Bobby Nash's MMA Strength and Conditioning Workout

Get a behind-the-scenes look at UFC Fighter Bobby Nash's brutal full-body workout that is helping him achieve his goal of becoming the fittest fighter in the UFC.

Build Full-Body Strength With This Superset From UFC Fighter Bobby Nash

UFC Fighter Bobby Nash performs the Iso Arnold Press and Single-Leg RDL to Row to improve his full-body strength.

Improve Your Conditioning and Torch Fat With UFC Fighter Bobby Nash's Brutal Workout Finisher

Strength coach Ben Boudro puts UFC Fighter Bobby Nash through a brutal five-exercise circuit that challenges the entire body, improves conditioning and builds mental toughness.