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

Great Glute Exercises You've Never Tried: Band-Resisted Storks

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

Why the Incredible Benefits of Jump Training Go Far Beyond a Higher Vertical

This article is Part 1 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes Jump training is one of the most...

The Real Reason You Always Seem to Gain Weight Over the Holidays

The average American gains between 6-8 pounds during the holiday season. That fact seems to be re-stated on every fitness magazine and article you ...

3 Tips to Keep Workouts Engaging For Young Athletes

Although "variety is the spice of life," it can quickly become the enemy of progress in the weight room when it's overemphasized at the expense of oth...

How I Was Finally Able to Get Shredded Without Losing My Strength

I'm just going to be upfront and honest. The process of getting strong enough to lift Thor's Mjolnir hammer but also shredded enough to turn heads ...