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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Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

How You Sleep, Eat and Hydrate Matters More Than Any Other Recovery Technique

Every athlete I train is looking for that edge that can put them over the top. Most young athletes believe that if they simply lift weights more of...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

5 Single-Leg Strength Exercises Hockey Players Should Be Doing

Single-leg exercises should be a part of every hockey player's training program. They build strength and muscle, improve stability and give your spine...

What Your Ab Workout Should Look Like in 2019

Everyone wants great abs. But if you're spending hour after hour hammering out hundreds of traditional Crunches, your ab workout needs an updat...

27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

Baseball Players: Use These Exercises to Improve Your Bat Speed

If you like this article, please feel free to follow @RPP_Performance on Twitter! With the world of scouting and recruiting focused on metrics now ...

Why Classic Pyramid Sets Suck for Strength Gains (and What to Do Instead)

Spend five minutes reading about lifting weights online and you can't help but come across something called "pyramid" training. As the name implies, y...

What's the Best Way to Organize My Workout?

Multiple times a week, I see athletes walk into the weight room, and within minutes they're doing an exercise that's supposed to be performed halfway ...

Where Do My Arms and Hands Go During Sled Training?

When it comes to training for sports, one of the most versatile and useful pieces of equipment you could get is one of those high-altitude oxygen mask...

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