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Why You Don't Need a Barbell to Make Kids Better Athletes

The barbell is considered the essential implement in modern strength training. And for good reason. The first written record of the barbell came in...

Heavier Isn't Always Better: How the Force-Velocity Curve Impacts Your Training

As coaches, we see the same old story play out in our trainees—the guy who always puts too much weight on the sled, the woman who grabs the heaviest...

What Real Athletes Will Be Doing This Summer

If you're a high school athlete, summer represents one of your best opportunities to get strong.  The reality is that most athletes of this age do...

3 Weight Room Equipment Hacks That Can Help You Do More With Less

You don't need to own a gym stuffed with expensive equipment to design versatile and effective workouts. Sometimes, all you need is a little creativit...

How To Do The Turkish Get-Up

How to Master the Turkish Get up Turkish get up There are few moves in the gym that simultaneously require most areas of skill-related fitness to be on...

15 Core Strengthening Exercises for Athletes

Photo: Solidsitup The core musculature is one of the most important aspects of an athlete's body with regard to performance. There are many core...

Why Young Athletes Should Use Loaded Carries—and 3 Safe Ways To Do So

The loaded carry has been helping athletes of all ages and skill levels improve their performance for decades. By simply going for a stroll while c...

How to Get a Complete Leg Workout Without Squats

It's hard to argue with the notion that barbell squats and deadlifts are the co-kings of exercises. They are amazing tools for building muscle and...

Why You Should Use a Trap Bar Instead of a Barbell for Your Jump Training

A higher vertical jump can take months, even years, to develop. Taking a vertical from the mid-20s to the high-30s is something that requires signific...

Complete Full-Year Sprinters Workout Program

If you want to be the fastest sprinter on the track, you need to be explosive, propel yourself off the blocks and move your limbs quickly and forcef...

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