Lower Body Articles

Power starts from the ground up, so it's important for athletes to train their lower body with complex movements that tax different muscle groups in various ways. Whether you're trying to Squat more or just looking for more exercises to add to your routine, we've got plenty of specifics to help you learn why training your lower body is important and tips for how to do it more effectively.

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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

3 Squat Variations for Tall Athletes

We've all heard it before, "The squat is the king of the lower body exercises." This may be true because it gives you the most bang for your buck when...

By: Mitch Gill

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

Squat Smart: How Bar Position Changes The Squat Exercise

The Squat is king of the weight room. It's a time-tested way to enhance almost every aspect of athletic performance. If you're capable of squatting...

By: Brandon Hall

Get Your Legs Strong and Powerful With the Cincinnati Bengals' Squat Routine

The Squat is one of the core lifts for the Cincinnati Bengals. And rightfully so. It's an essential compound movement that's essential for building lo...

By: Andy Haley

This 400-Meter Walking Lunge Workout Will Put Your Conditioning and Toughness to the Test

3 Types of Athletes That Can Benefit From Lunges Lunges have been at the foundation of my GPP (General Physical Preparedness) work for quite some time....

By: Cory Gregory

8 Glute and Hamstring Exercises That are Perfect for Youth Athletes

The glutes and hamstrings are the powerhouses of athletic performance. Developing these muscles will not only make you more explosive, but they also...

By: Detric Smith

Why Squatting With Your Knees Past Your Toes is Safe

For ages we were told never to squat with our knees going forward past our toes. It was largely considered a major mistake that put your knees in a da...

By: Andy Haley

This Suspension Trainer Workout Builds Strength, Power and Core Stability

Suspension equipment is an incredibly convenient and effective tool for delivering a great workout. Suspension exercises are very scalable, so they can...

By: Kevin Warren

How to Do Back Squats the Right Way

The Back Squat is a lower-body exercise that strengthens the glutes, hamstrings and quads. It's often referred to as "the king of all exercises" due t...

By: Andy Haley

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