Strength Training Videos

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 Warm-Up and Speed Training That Has Developed Andrew McCutchen’s Incredible Athleticism

An inside look at the on-field workouts Andrew McCutchen uses during the off-season at IMG Academy.

Andrew McCutchen’s MVP Weight Room Workout

An inside look at how 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen trains during the off-season at IMG Academy.

Andrew McCutchen Hones His Elite Hand-Eye Coordination in IMG Academy's 'Mind Gym’

Andrew McCutchen uses the "Mind Gym" at IMG Academy to hone his elite hand-eye coordination and visual perception skills.

The Strategy That Helped Andrew McCutchen Become One of Baseball’s Most Feared Hitters

Four-time Silver Slugger Award winner Andrew McCutchen describes his approach to hitting.

How Dominic Smith Builds an Explosive Baseball Swing

MLB prospect Dominic Smith demonstrates the explosive core exercise he uses to build a more powerful swing.

Increase Your Baseball Core Strength With Dominic Smith’s Dumbbell Crossbody Chop

Develop the core strength needed for powerful baseball swings and throws with MLB prospect Dominic Smith's dumbbell core exercise.

Improve Your Hitting Power With Dominic Smith’s Belt Squats

Improve your explosive power for baseball with Belt Squats, which MLB prospect Dominic Smith demonstrates in this video.

Improve Your Fielding Range With Dominic Smith’s Shuffle Drill

MLB prospect Dominic Smith performs Resisted Lateral Shuffles to improve his lateral quickness and increase his range in the field.

Increase Lower-Body Strength for Baseball With Dominic Smith’s Single-Leg Plate Squats

MLB prospect Dominic Smith performs Single-Leg Plate Squats to improve strength and prevent injuries.

How Dominic Smith Increases His Agility for Baseball

Perform MLB prospect Dominic Smith's Box Drill to improve your agility in the field.

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