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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Use Heavy Sled Pushes to Improve Acceleration

In team sport settings' acceleration is king for high level sports performance. It's typical in field based sports for athletes to intersperse repeat...

By: Erick Avila

James Harrison's Behind-the-Back Clapping Push-Ups Are His Most Insane Fitness Feat Yet

James Harrison is stupid strong. The 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker essentially lives inside the weight room and he's made a habit of s...

By: Brandon Hall

How to Add Leg Strength Without Squats

Squats are great, let's just get that out of the way. The squat pattern is a wonderful way to build lower body strength and is often viewed as the...

By: John Papp

Stabilizer Muscles: What They Are and Why They're So Important

Stabilizer muscles. It's a term that gets thrown around a lot on the internet—including here on STACK.com—but do you actually know what it mean...

By: Brandon Hall

Florida State DT Derrick Nnadi Squats 750 Pounds, Proves He's the Strongest Man in College Football

We've already told you about Donte 'Cheetah' Jackson, the LSU cornerback who's likely the fastest player in college football. Now it's time to get ...

By: Brandon Hall

The 76ers Kicked Off Their Offseason Training With a Workout at the Art Museum

The Philadelphia 76ers kicked off their offseason training by taking to the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art or an outdoor strength and condi...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How to Increase Wrist Strength for Power and Peak Performance

HEADER VIDEO FOR ARTICLE: https://s.gmb.io/2tseNqi How to Increase Wrist Strength You are only as strong as your weakest link, and for many people, that...

By: Ryan Hurst

Try These 3 Landmine Exercises for Stronger and Healthier Shoulders

Has your shoulder routine gotten stale? Tired of doing the same shoulder exercises week after week, month after month? Are heavy barbell overhead...

By: Kevin Warren

Just Watching LeBron's Ridiculously Difficult Core Exercise Will Make Your Abs Hurt

When LeBron James elevates for a rim-rattling dunk or an electrifying chase-down block, he's producing thousands of watts of power. The ability to gen...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Drills That Improve Agility and Quickness

For youth athletes, deceleration exercises are extremely important. First, they teach the athlete how to properly absorb the forces that the body...

By: Jon Drees

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