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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6 Killer Kettlebell Warm-Ups for Team Sports Training

Kettlebells exploded on the strength and conditioning scene over 20 years ago and they remain very popular with strength and power athletes. Kettlebel...

By: John Cissik

Build Unbreakable Core Strength With This Brutal Two-Move Finisher

Core strength is essential for all athletes of all sports at all levels. Heck, core strength is essential for all people, period. An unbreakable co...

By: Kevin Warren

6 Steps to Help You Land Your Dream Job in the Strength and Conditioning Field

Everybody wants to love what they do. If you want to land a job in the strength and conditioning field, you're not alone. The passion, the people, the...

By: Jacob Pontius

23 Exercises Proven to Build a Bigger Chest and Enormous Arms

They may often be referred to as "show muscles" or "mirror muscles," but a bigger chest and jacked arms never hurt anybody. Well, they may have hurt s...

By: Ryan Obernesser

Change Your Mechanics for the Better With the Front Squat Single-Leg RDL

Having the right exercises in your program will increase your overall performance. That's a fact. When performing any explosive movement, power and sp...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

The Kettlebell Pullover: 3 Big Reasons You Should Use This Move

The Kettlebell Pullover is a great bang-for-your-buck exercise. When performed properly, it can be used as an effective regression that gives a large ...

By: Alex Nurse

How to Master All-Important Functional Movement Patterns

The last thing any athlete wants to be is weak and slow during competition. Even though there are no specific "exercises" that need to be done to have...

By: Tim Danchak

How the Bicep Curl Actually Impacts Sports Performance

"I've never seen a biceps score a touchdown". It's a common sentiment in the world of athlete training meant to convey the idea that the biceps sim...

By: Rich Molin

Unlock Elite Athletic Performance With These 6 Hip-Strengthening Exercises

Your hips don't lie. When it comes to sports, everything originates from the hips. Whether you are running, jumping or rotating, the hips are alway...

By: John Papp

Build Super Strength with Just 2 Exercises

This workout is all about building strength through two great compound movements. The stars of this workout are the Dumbbell Snatch and Kettlebell Swi...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

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