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Looking for the right weight training program or weight training routines? Need to know more about weight training for women? These articles give tips on weight training for runners, swimmers, cyclists and more with keyed-in strength training techniques on the bench press and squat exercises… To browse our library of free sports training articles, browse using the categories on the left or use the search box.

Front Squat

Front Squat

Similar to the Back Squat the Front Squat is a lower body exercise used to strengthen the leg muscles. Using varying loads it can be used for power, strength or hypertrophy training. The Front Squat is seen as an essential exercise to improve performance in a range of sports/events and for this reason is often a core exercise in many strength and conditioning programmes.

Getting into the dumbbell bench press position

Getting into the dumbbell bench press position

It's not a struggle to get a set of heavy dumbbells into the bench press lifting position if you follow these simple instructions.

Good Morning

Good Morning

The Good Morning is an exercise that receives little attention but is an excellent way to develop the muscles of the posterior chain including the lower back, glutes and hamstrings. The lower back and hamstrings are susceptible to injuries during sport, using the Good Morning exercise can help strengthen these muscle groups to reduce the risk of injury and help improve force generation.

Hang Clean

Hang Clean

A variant of the clean, the hang clean focuses on the second pull and catch phases of the lift. Due to the difficulty of learning the clean, the hang clean is an excellent exercise to learn the basic technique required for the second pull and catch phases. Aside from learning the technique this exercises still involves all the major muscles of the body and is an excellent way to train whole body movements when under a load.

Back Squat

Back Squat

The back squat is a lower body exercise used to strengthen the leg muscles. Using varying loads it can be used for power, strength or hypertrophy training. The back squat is seen as an essential exercise to improve performance in a range of sports/events and for this reason is often a core exercise in many strength and conditioning programmes.

Barbell Split Squat Jump

Barbell Split Squat Jump

A squat jump/ lunge hybrid the Barbell Split Squat Jump is designed to improve power in the lower body muscles. All running activities are uni-lateral (at some point all weight is on one leg) and in this exercise the predominant force to jump upwards comes from one leg. This means that this exercise trains the lower body to produce power in one leg.

Strength training: squats and their variations have much to offer power athletes seeking a competitive edge

This article will look at research on squat variations and the squat jump and give some guidelines on what loads should be lifted in order to gain the greatest benefit.

Strength training: the split squat workout

The split squat is particularly beneficial for those in search of greater leg strength and power

pregnancy weight training

Pregnancy Weight Training: Pregnancy, strength and fitness

Weight training: the dumbbell pullover

This exercise strengthens soft tissue, reducing the risk of injury

Weight training: how to select the correct training regime for optimum hormonal response

The intensity of a resistance training programme can affect your hormone balance, leading to changes in body weight

weight training flexibility

Weight training flexibility: Can weight training really enhance your flexibility?

Strength training: the leg press machine

The leg press is a great multiple joint exercise for those looking for increased lower body strength

Weight training for women

Weight training for women: Why women avoid weight training - and how coaches can change their minds

Strength training: single leg squat exercises

The single leg squat makes a useful alternative to the barbell squat

complex training

Complex training: The potentiation effect - can one training mode really enhance another?

concurrent training

Concurrent training - Weight training and endurance training - the perfect sports conditioning partnership?

Weight Training: the romanian deadlift exercise

How to perform the single-legged Romanian deadlift

sport specific weight training

Sport specific weight training

Weight Training: For sporting success make your weights programme specific to your chosen activity

Weight Training: These days, hardly any sports performers can afford to neglect weight training.

Strength Training: does slow training increase muscle mass?

Strength Training - Do super-slow workouts build super-strong muscles?

Strength Training: weight lifting strategy

Are three sets necessary to optimise your strength?

Weight training: women entering the menopause struggle to encourage bone growth

How menopause limits women's response to weight training

Weight lifting: which is more effective free weights or weight machines?

Free weights offer more specific training than machines

Weight training: add some intensity to your weight training sessions by eccentric loading

Eccentric loading boosts weight training benefits

Squats: how safe is it to perform a squat exercise?

The effect of squatting on the knees and spine

Super set training: improve your motivation and fitness levels at the same time

Super set sessions will help you run, cycle, or swim for longer and faster.

Weight training

Weight Training: In hopes of improving their raw muscle power, competitive rowers engage in weight training during the off-season, but new research suggests that they might be better off pushing on their oars instead of using weight machines or free weights.

basic weight training routines

Basic weight training routines: Beginning weightlifters don't need to worry much about their number of repetitions.

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