Strength Training: 10 Strength-Building Strategies That Will Never Die

Strength is the foundation of everyday acts of athleticism (like hitting a 300-yard drive in golf) and not-so-human feats (like J.J. Watt’s 5’1″ box jump). Strength isn’t limited to muscle size and capacity. When you get stronger, you’re better able to lose weight, run faster, and hit harder. Convinced you need to work on your strength? We’ve got 10 no-frills strength-training tips to help you make everything in your life feel just a little bit easier (and much lighter).

1. Own the “big four”
The squat, deadlift, bench press, and shoulder press are the best strength-training exercises, period. The chin-up and row are great moves too, but don’t make them the focus of your workout- they can be assistance lifts to complement the bench and shoulder press, keeping your pulling muscles in balance with the pressing ones. Read more…

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