Workouts Articles

Elite athletes perform workouts designed to improve their overall athletic performance—strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. To gain muscle strength, size and power, they perform weightlifting, bodyweight and other resistance-based workouts. To improve speed, agility and quickness, they complete workouts featuring explosive exercises [e.g., Box Jumps], and sprinting and reaction drills. To increase endurance and stamina, they do conditioning workouts—which can also burn fat and help athletes lose unhealthy weight. To reduce risk of injury, increase joint range of motion and improve overall mobility, top athletes perform flexibility workouts [e.g., dynamic and static stretching, yoga]. Learn the workouts that elite athletes regularly perform to reach their peak performance.

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20-Minute Full-Body Thanksgiving Day Workout

Thanksgiving is here! Time for some relaxation, gratitude and a chance to have some quality family time. The best part for an athlete is you finally get...

Burn Off Those Extra Thanksgiving Calories With These Fat-Burning Full-Body Exercises

What is so good about full body exercises? Well in today's world we want everything to be faster. We want our phones to be faster, our computers, weight...

Are Med Ball Tosses and Passes a Part of Your Routine? They Should Be

Power is a difference-maker for athletes. Olympic lifts and jumps (plyometrics) deservedly get a lot of love when it comes to talking about how to ...

How a Plastic Bag Helped Kyrie Irving Develop His Dazzling Ball-Handling

Kyrie Irving might have the best handles in NBA history. In a recent poll of more than 127 active NBA players conducted by The Athletic, 77.1% of r...

How Soccer Athletes Should Approach Strength Training

Building muscle for soccer doesn't take fancy training equipment. Athletes just need to focus on quality movements and build strength that transfers t...

A Complete Golf Workout

Golf is a sport that requires incredible athleticism. You need superior hand-eye coordination, core strength and balance to repeatedly and consistent...

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained

Don't know what a "fartlek" is? No problem. Here's a rundown of every cross country workout you'll encounter...

5 Bodyweight Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulders

It's no secret that bodyweight training is a valuable exercise technique. It effectively challenges your muscles anywhere and anytime. However, if you...

Build Strength and Speed With Weight Vest Workouts

Weight vests are an underrated training tool for strength and speed. Wearing a vest automatically makes an exercise or drill more difficult by increas...

Why You Shouldn't Be Working Out Every Day

The best athletes in the world are committed to a training program that enhances their physical skills. However, working out every day often doesn't n...

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