Strength and Power Training


The Leadville 100 is an iconic mountain-bike event that puts racers through a course covering 100 miles and 12,000 feet of elevation change

3 Strategies for enhancing your at-home strength workouts to become a more powerful runner.

This simple piece of gear will keep you fit—and from punching holes in the walls—during quarantine

Perfect this key exercise to activate and strengthen essential running muscles on your backside.

Vasu Sojitra didn't let an amputation stop him from skiing or climbing. Now he's turning his attention to advocacy.

If you only have a few minutes a week for strength work, do these exercises to improve running economy and reduce injuries.

The military's toughest training challenges have a lot in common with outdoor sufferfests like the Barkley Marathons and the Leadville Trail 100: you have to be fit and motivated to make the starting line, but your mind and spirit are what carry you to the end. A Ranger graduate breaks down an ordeal that shapes some of the nation's finest soldiers.

5 challenging core and glute exercises you can do at home using common household items.

'Session with the Best' showcases two top climbers, Sean Bailey and Nathaniel Coleman, as they practice at the USA Climbing Training Center

If you're cooped up indoors and looking to move your body, try one of these routines

Runner's knee, the most common running injury, is not what you might think it is. New understanding changes how you treat it.

A quick stretch and exercise to release runner's knee pain and start improving your knee health.

Six dynamic exercises that build side-to-side strength to improve performance and resist injuries.

Off-season training gets you to the starting line—of a more advanced training plan that will take you to new heights.

Brisk walking—especially uphill, with a pack—may be your path to injury-resistant hamstrings.

Muscle cramps are a runner's nightmare. Here's why they happen and how you can train to avoid them.

The simple plank can strengthen your abs to help create an effective, balanced posture—but you need to do it right. Here's how.

There are more ways to mess up the common move than you think. This guide will help you progress into a flawless lunge.

If distance runners are so strong, why are they so skinny?

Tight muscles are rarely the cause of pain; Use these exercises to strengthen your body and solve the source of the problem.

Follow this yoga routine, in addition to your time on the slope, to improve and maintain your strength and flexibility all season long

New research hands down verdicts on what to lift, how much, and how hard

Klaus Obermeyer shares some tips on work, exercise, and (of course) skiing

Step away from the scale and embrace these proven ways to improve speed without worrying about weight loss.

17 of the year's best pieces from our Do It Better columnist Brad Stulberg

Our wellness columnist on his favorite books of the year

Make yourself more injury-proof by using these poses to increase your strength and flexibility

Build Strength, Speed, Agility, and Stamina now, during the off season, to be ready for the demands of track come spring.

7 kettlebell exercises to up your strength and conditioning

Knee pain plagues athletes of all stripes. Here are some of the best exercises to help mitigate and prevent chronic occurrences of it.

What you need to focus on when you don't have a race looming depends upon your goals, your history and your weaknesses.

A fun plan to build the essential mobility, strength, control and power you need to be a better runner next racing season.

Strength and mobility exercises to help you maximize your posture, improve your arm swing, and to run taller, more balanced and more economically.

10 exercises to make you strong, fast, and explosive on the hill

Train naked. Or wear a panda suit if you want—it’s your house!

Minimize injury risk and improve your power with these hamstring exercises.

Don't stretch sore hamstrings. Here’s what you should do instead.

A new study shows that even 70 year-olds can build muscles quite effectively, regardless of how much (or how little) you have done before.

Coaches rightfully frown on runners doing extra work outside of practice, but this complementary training will take you to new heights in workouts and races.

Improve your hip and glute strength to rid yourself of this annoying injury.

Get stronger with these five simple strength-training maneuvers from coach Jeff Horowitz.

Get more from your gym time by lifting for strength and advancing to harder and more advanced exercises—plus enjoy the work more as you see your strength grow.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein details the pre- and post-run exercises, drills and stretching routines he uses to stay healthy and maximize performance.

You have to work hard to build strength, but that doesn’t necessarily mean collapsing to the floor after each set

In Senegal, wrestling is a sport in which athletes can make millions of dollars or nothing at all

Seriously. Here are 3 proven ways to increase running strength — and speed, economy, power and injury resistance — without lifting a single weight.

The weight room doesn't have to be overwhelming. Here's everything you need for a successful lifting practice, plus a foundational total-body workout to get you started.

Jeff Lenosky travels the U.S. knocking out mountain biking's toughest trails. Here's how he stays fit.

Five exercises that will give you the strength to keep adventuring for life

Dathan Ritzenhein shows how strength training for running needs to be strategic, individualized and modified over time.

Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein details every mile of his Boston Marathon training from February 18–24, 2019.

A push-up test outperformed a treadmill test for predicting cardiac health—but it’s not all about your pecs

New world record for 10 marathons in 10 days? Check! Here's how Wardian is consistently one of the most prolific and successful ultrarunners of all time.

These static exercises target key muscles and prepare you safely for dynamic, explosive moves and better running.

This bodyweight workout will help prevent muscle imbalances, protect you from injury, and increase your speed and stamina

How explosive plyometrics will make you a faster runner, and nine exercises to build your bounce

New research finds weightlifters have stronger tongues and runners have better tongue endurance—and that matters

There's only one way to do 10,000 pull-ups in under 24 hours: Reset the limits of the human body

A new study suggests that hitting the gym more than twice a week is counterproductive. That seems unlikely.

Get the results you’re looking for with one of these crowd-favorite powders

The optimal number of sets in the weight room depends on whether you want to get big or strong

The strongest muscles in the world won't help if they're not activating properly during the running stride

For serious performance gains, focus below your ankles

Your foam roller can do much more than just release tight muscles. Use it to strengthen and tone your whole body.

A comprehensive research review finds that "neuromuscular" gains boost your speed and efficiency

Good fitness is about more than just powerful legs and core

In gyms around New York City, the Women's Strength Coalition is working to make the lifting community more inclusive

These real foods deliver all the complete proteins you need to build strength and reduce the risk of injury

Take 66-year-old UCI Track Masters World Championships rider Gary Hoffman, who is almost as fast as he was at age 20—when he competed to race in the Olympics

With a few adjustments, you can minimize the “interference effect” between high mileage and your ability to build muscle

One of the most neglected parts of an endurance athlete's body is also arguably the most important

Two new studies remind of us of what we already know but sometimes forget

From grippy socks to callused palms, a quest for an exercise silver bullet

Consistently add this move to your training regimen to see major upgrades in power, agility, and toughness for outdoor sports

Build your way up to the perfect box jump, then try these three progressions for continued results

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