Strength and Power TrainingArchive
Three explosive drills for better race-day performance
Their go-to exercises to build muscle, athleticism, and strength
Just a few quick moves will set up your body to perform at its best in any sport and keep you injury-free while you work
These workouts will help you decide
Two-time gold medalist and decathlon word record holder, Ashton Eaton, is arguably the world’s greatest athlete, and we can all learn a thing or two from his routine, even if we aren’t training for the Olympics.
Want to perform like a pro, even with the years piling up? Nick Heil got the deluxe treatment at Exos, a cutting-edge outfit that works with NFL players and soccer stars. He came out slimmer, stronger, and more focused—the perfect upgrade for anybody, at any age, who plays hard in the outdoors.
Whether you’re an elite athlete or a restless desk jockey, there are better ways to achieve your goals. Just ask 4-Hour guru Tim Ferriss, who started quizzing the world’s greatest performers on their routines as a side project—and ended up with a whole new approach to training.
Wisdom from the strength and conditioning coach who trains the NFL’s best
Discovery's new show 'American Tarzan' pits climbers, runners, and lifters against each other in a 'Survivor' meets 'American Ninja Warrior' showdown
A workout regimen designed for an insane TV obstacle course gives you exactly what you need: variety
Different parts of our body seem to talk to and influence each other, even when they are far apart and—one might think—unconnected
Are top athletes violating one of the sport's fundamental philosophies to achieve peak performance?
It’s possible to get a good workout in at home. You just need the right gear.
Dane Jackson is an international kayaking prodigy. Here’s an inside look into his flow—and what his sport can do for you
The science of hormesis in training
Queen of the road Megan Guarnier has developed tremendous physical fitness and psychological fortitude—now she’s after a medal at Rio. Here's how she got there.
Footballers of both kinds have caught on. Here’s what you need to know.
If you thought osteoporosis was only an issue for women and older men, you were wrong
There are countless watches, bracelets, headbands, and foot pods on the market promising to record every little thing you do. But can any of it make you a better athlete? The author wades through the muck and the mire to data-mine his best self.
An increasing number of well-designed tools help rock climbers train more effectively
A stately machine that’s fit for a king—or a conniving president
From extreme athlete Niccolo Porcella, the man who survived The Biggest Wipeout Ever
The downside of doing a different workout every day
Put a number on your mountain skills
A quick way to faster recovery and fewer injuries
If your upper-body strength leaves much to be desired, here's a bit of advice.
Tony Schiena's go-anywhere, do-everything fitness regimen
James Lawrence completed 50 Ironman distance events in 50 states in 50 consecutive days to bring attention to childhood obesity.
It's a great fitness tool—but there are other ways to use it besides swings
It's summer! I'm doubling my mileage and already feeling the pain. What can I do, aside from cutting back or resting, to stay healthy?
Simulating combat will whip your own butt into shape, while helping you build power and endurance
The classic strength and power move gets a makeover, giving you even better benefits
Sure, you could swim laps. But you can also enhance your performance with this in-the-water workout that will burn calories—and rejuvenate your body.
Want to crush it on NBC's hit show? Be a rock jock.
Two dueling trainers resurrect a forgotten but insanely effective gym machine
Basketball or soccer games with friends can take the place of cardio, but they shouldn't be your only form of exercise.
The Olympic runner and his peers weigh in
Stephanie Gilmore was a world-champion surfer when a brutal attack by a stranger nearly ended her career. Now she's back on top, with a sixth world title, and reveals how she found happiness again—in the most unexpected places.
Beginners, we have a secret for you. You don't need high-end gear or a fancy training plan to get better at skiing, running, or climbing. All you have to do is embrace the embarrassment and the pain—and don't forget to laugh. Trust us: It'll be good for your brain.
Keri Herman only started skiing seriously in her senior year of college. Now she's an Olympian. Here's how she turned her late start into a competitive advantage.