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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This Simple Mobility Complex Is the Only Warm-Up You'll Ever Need

Mobility work is a key component of any well-rounded workout routine. Good mobility can prevent injuries, increase longevity, and improve lifting...

By: Kevin Warren

The Ultimate 4-Week Preseason Basketball Workout

According to Tim DiFrancesco, owner of TD Athletes' Edge and former head strength coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, a preseason basketball workout pro...

By: Andy Haley

This Simple Exercise Hack Is the Key to Building a Powerful Core

If you're looking for some advanced variations of the standard plank, the answer may be simpler than you think. Just remove one point of contact. It's...

By: Justin Ochoa

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

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