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Training Articles - Strength

  • 5 Ways for Skinny Guys to Bulk Up
    Useful tips that can help you pack on a bit of muscle and begin your journey towards getting stronger and muscular.
  • Improve Your Deadlift
    When it comes to any big lift, you need to set it up correctly.  Not setting up correctly can lead to failure and injury. 
  • Guide to Dumbbells
    Dumbbells are a great strength training tool, and we have seen some of the world’s best athletes achieve their optimum best performance through strength training with dumbbells.
  • Pilates for Athletes
    Pilates is one of the most dynamic exercises that focus on developing multiple areas that are a core requirement of a good athlete.
  • Ripped Forearms
    Joe Fleming provides a five-minute workout for ripped forearms.
  • Start Lifting Weights Today
    Joe Fleming provides ten reasons why you should start lifting weights consistently.
  • Avoiding Injury When You Start Lifting Weights
    Nurse Susan provides some tips on how to avoid injury when you first start lifting weights.
  • Improve your Deadlifts
    Nurse Susan provides five tips to help you improve your Deadlifts.
  • Are your muscles growing?
    Helen Rogers considers five reasons why your muscles are not growing.
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Old School Training's Marriage to Modern Day Science
    Alex Eriksson looks at strength training and wonders if a combination of the old school know-how and modern-day science is a way forward.
  • Four Reasons Not to Skip Leg Day
    Nancy Moore provides four reasons why focused legwork should be included in your training program.
  • Muscle Building Tips
    Annie Jones provides advice on five key muscle building tips to help you move from scrawny to brawny.
  • Weights versus Sprints
    A review of the various viewpoints on the role of weight training in a program designed to improve speed.
  • Muscle Balance: Getting it Right
    Muscle balance is vital in preventing injuries and may help develop maximum speed and improved muscular performance. If not addressed, through a well thought out and disciplined training program, muscle imbalances can slow down and injure the young athlete.
  • Strength Development for Young Adolescents
    The experience of providing resistance training education to groups of young adolescents has been etched in my mind. This is and can be a delightful experience, but it requires constant supervision and control. The focus of youth strength training programs needs to focus on correct technique, smooth, controlled motions, less resistance and many repetitions.
  • Resistance training for young athletes
    Some guidelines for starting a strength-training programme with young athletes
  • Promoting healthy weight training programs for young female athletes
    The research indicated that after boys go through puberty, they have an increase in muscle development. Their gluts and hamstring muscles are much bigger and stronger while females seldom experience this burst or increase muscular strength. Females tend to be more dominant through the anterior compartment of the upper leg. The quadriceps and front muscles become thick, leaving the back muscles, such as the gluts and hamstrings less developed, leading to a muscular imbalance through the upper leg's anterior compartment. This condition puts more stress on the ACL therefore, increasing the chance for injury (Moore, 2008).
  • Tips to Promote Continued Strength Development

    Strength training advice which may be helpful to those in the intermediate or advanced stages of training who may be: searching for ways to stimulate the growth of muscles, reached a plateau in strength improvement or demonstrating boredom with their current training routine.

  • How to stretch and strengthen your muscles

    You do not need equipment or gadgets to stretch and strengthen your muscles, and there are a surprising number of exercises for endurance and strength that you can do at home, when you travel, or even at the office.

  • The benefits of strength training for young female athletes

    The two pprimary reasons for resistance training in junior female athletes are injury prevention and playing performance. Female athletes have a higher incidence of lower-limb injuries than male athletes, with studies showing that they are two to eight times more likely to suffer knee injuries. This may be linked to strength and flexibility imbalances in the lower limb, both of which can be addressed through proper training.

  • Women, weight and weight training

    A review of some myths associated with weight training for the female athlete

  • Squatters rights to leg power
    Downhill skiers do it, too. Most track and field athletes consider it an essential part of their supplemental training. Even soccer and hockey players rely on it.
  • Strength and muscle balance checks
    A speed-strength imbalance between two opposing muscle groups may be a limiting factor in the development of speed. Muscle balance testing to compare opposing muscle groups' strength is vital to prevent injury and guarantee muscle contraction and relaxation speed.

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