Strength Training

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.

Latest in Strength Training

Build Figure Skating Power With The Dumbbell Split Snatch

If you have experience with figure skating or have been watching the Winter Olympics, you'll know the sport requires explosive power combined with the...

By: Jordan Guilford

5 Simple Exercises to Improve Your Soccer Skills

Spoiler alert: to be good at soccer, players need to be more than technically and tactically talented. A player can only get away with just ball wo...

By: Erica Suter

How to Use a Kettlebell to Drastically Improve Your Deadlift Form

One of the things I struggle with the most is my Deadlift positioning. The Deadlift is a very interesting lift because it relies so much on your le...

By: Jacob Pontius

New Study Reveals Gaining Muscle Actually Alters Your DNA for a Lifetime

You've likely heard of "yo-yo" weight loss—the issue that plagues many Americans who work hard to shed pounds, only to see them inevitably creep bac...

By: Brandon Hall

2 Essential Factors Athletes Cannot Ignore About Workout Recovery

Training is just one part of the formula for peak performance. Another critical component in that equation is recovery. Training creates a stimulus...

By: Erick Avila

Latest Videos in Strength Training

The Training That Allowed Raiders CB Obi Melifonwu to Dominate the NFL Combine

NFL cornerback Obi Melifonwu destroyed the NFL Combine with a 4.40 40-Yard Dash and a 44-inch Vertical Jump. Here's an inside look at how he hones his extraordinary athleticism.

Improve Your Golf Performance With Tips From Dustin Johnson’s Strength Coach

Legendary golf performance coach “Joey D” Diovisalvi talks about the evolution of golf.

A Legendary Collegiate Strength Coach Explains How High School Athletes Should be Training

Boyd Epley, assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning at Nebraska, talks about the mistakes that high school athletes make with their training.

Crush Your Workouts With Tips From Brady Collins, Strength Coach for the University of Cincinnati Football Team

Brady Collins explains the type of mindset athletes need in the weight room to get results.

How the Cincinnati Bengals Approach Offseason Training

Bengals strength coach Chip Morton talks about how his athletes approach their offseason training program.