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 Crucial Change J.J. Watt Made to His Offseason Training (and Why it Could Make Him Scarier Than Ever in 2017)

J.J. Watt is ready to return to the NFL with a vengeance. After back surgery sidelined him for almost all of the 2016 season, Watt is back in good ...

By: Brandon Hall

Add Instability to Dead Bugs to Increase Core Strength

Strengthening your core is a hard while trying to coordinate your limbs simultaneously up, down-and-out all the while keeping your chin pulled in and...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

4 Total-Body Lifts That Will Help You on the Field

Athletes that paricipate in sports like football or basketball are different than athletes who enter bodybuilding contests. Bodybuilders need to isolate...

By: Roger Lockridge

Rest-Pause Training Will Help You Maintain Your Strength in the Final Minutes of a Game

Rest Pause Training is a technique that can help you improve strength and maintain it for a longer period of time. This will serve you well as an...

By: Roger Lockridge

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

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