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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What is an Accessory Exercise? Everything You Need to Know About These Training Staples

If you're new to strength training, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the avalanche of vocabulary words being thrown your way. Not only are you...

By: Brandon Hall

Why Soccer Players Should Strength Train

The weight room can be an intimidating place. Especially if you're the youngest, smallest or weakest player on your soccer team. High school soccer...

By: Tyler Tredway

Are Olympic Lifts Right For You? Here's How to Find Out

When talking to strength coaches, Olympic lifts can be one of the more polarizing topics. Many strength coaches swear by Olympic lifts as the greatest...

By: Matthew Korman

Build a Better Body With These 7 Swiss Ball Exercises

Swiss Balls are a tremendous training tool. When used correctly, these simple spheres can help build a stronger, leaner and more resilient body. Th...

By: Brandon Hall

LeBron's Secret to Being Better Than Ever in Season 15? Superhuman Core Strength

With his recent play, 33-year-old LeBron James has ascended to yet another level of basketball greatness. He may soon find himself in a stratosphere w...

By: Brandon Hall

Metabolic Resistance Training vs. Cardio Interval Training: Which Is Best for You?

HIIT workouts. You see them advertised everywhere. From fitness social media accounts to the posters and schedules at your neighborhood gym, HIIT (...

By: James Kopniske

Why Endurance Athletes Need to Lift Heavy Weights

It's always been a common thought that endurance athletes, if they lift at all, should lift lighter weights while using a higher repetition scheme. Th...

By: Jeff Watters

Contrast Training 101: Every Athlete Should Know This Technique

What if I told you that you could become stronger, more explosive and leaner, all while spending less time at the gym than you currently do? Would ...

By: Kyle Andersen

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...

By: Nunzio Signore

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