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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Add 50 Pounds to Your Back Squat in 8 Weeks With the Barbell Hip Thrust

When looking at success and failure in sports, many athletes find their downfall comes from a lack of strength. Researchers and coaches often evaluate...

By: Jake Tuura

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

Why The Cable Pull-Through is The Missing Link in Your Training Program

One thing you'll hear me talk about to anyone I train is "bulletproofing your backside." This translates well to both athletes and the general populat...

By: Chris Pearson

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

By: Gavin McHale

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

By: Kevin Warren

The Training Tool Behind James Harden's Monster 60-Point Triple-Double

Sixty points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds, 4 steals and 1 block. That was James Harden's stat line last night in the Houston Rockets' recent win over t...

By: Brandon Hall

This Drill From Giancarlo Stanton Might Be The Most Brutal Lower-Body Exercise We've Ever Seen

Giancarlo Stanton is a terrifying athlete. The 6-foot-6, 249-pound New York Yankees outfielder launched 59 home runs and totaled 132 RBIs in 2017 e...

By: Brandon Hall

The 3 Best Exercises For Soccer Goalies

During an average match, a goalkeeper can get tested in a variety of ways. Sometimes they're asked to elevate and grab a cross out of the air. Other t...

By: Tyler Tredway

Change Your Mechanics for the Better With the Front Squat Single-Leg RDL

Having the right exercises in your program will increase your overall performance. That's a fact. When performing any explosive movement, power and sp...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

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