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Violent Jump Squats for Dense Muscle Growth

Doing jump squats will make you powerful while recruiting fast-twitch fibers and giving you dense, muscular legs. Here’s what you need to know.

Up Your Work Capacity

How to build a bigger gas tank to power through your most demanding training.

Unleash the Power of the Jump Squat

Disable your strength limits and unleash your true power potential by learning this forgotten old school ass kicker.

Tip: Train at a Higher Level With Tactical Breathing

Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.

Tip: The World's Fittest Athlete

Are the top CrossFitter's really the fittest all-around athletes? Here's one strength coach's opinion.

Tip: The Stability Ball is Overrated

Good rehab tool, not always a good strength training tool. Here's why.

Tip: The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps

It's not dehydration. Here's the real problem and how to prevent it.

Tip: The Lost Movement for Injury Prevention

Keep your knees, hips, and spine healthy and strong with this exercise.

Tip: The Important Muscles You Never Think About

Here's how your jaw can affect your posture, performance, and even your hormones.

Tip: The Best Performance Hack You Aren't Using

An old bodybuilding trick might actually improve athletic performance. Ironically, it's not that great for bodybuilding. Info here.

Tip: The Best Bench Press for Athletes

Close grip or traditional grip? If an athlete wants to transfer strength into power, here's what science says is the best choice.

Tip: The Athlete's Overhead Press

This will increase your ability to transfer force across your body, which is crucial for punching, batting, throwing, and even sprinting.

Tip: The 5 Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Build a strong core that not only looks good, but makes you a better athlete. Here's how.

Tip: The 10 Best Cross-Body Exercises

Boost all-around strength and real-world athletic performance with these moves.

Tip: Sport Specific Skill vs. Functional Exercise

Here's why reenacting sports movements in the gym doesn't transfer to athletic performance.

Tip: Social Media Workouts vs. Real Training

Bands, chains, boxes, agility drills. They have their place, but there's some really bad info out there. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Sleep Hard, Play Harder

Get faster and display more power by getting the right amount of sleep. Here's the science.

Tip: Simple Power Training for Muscle

More power equals more muscle and more athleticism. Here's an easy way to toss in some power-building movements before your workout.

Tip: Should Kids Specialize In Sports?

Some parents believe in early specialization. Are they right? Info here.

Tip: Pre-Workout Crocodile Breathing

Practice this technique and correct your dysfunctional breathing patterns. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Master the Muscle-Up

It looks cool and it's a tough exercise, but most people can't even do one rep. Don't be most people.

Tip: Master the Deadlift Jump

Increase athleticism and smash your deadlift PR. Add this to your program. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Master Any New Exercise or Skill Faster

Learning a new Olympic lift or any athletic movement? Just do this after you practice and you'll accelerate motor learning.

Tip: Kinky Lifting for Kinesthetic Awareness

Does lifting blindfolded (or with your eyes closed) really improve performance? Here's the science.

Tip: Jump for Gains

Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.