Weight Training

Youth-specific strength training methods

Strength training can provide a plethora of positive benefits to our youth as long as they are interested in strength training and the program that is directed for the adolescent is properly supervised preferably through... more »

ISU to study effectiveness of exercise on people with mental health struggles

An Iowa State University associate professor of kinesiology wants to know more about how and why—and what type of—exercise matters in an individual's mental health. Jacob Meyer, the ISU associate professor, is setting out on... more »

What are the benefits of EPOC?

Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), often called the “afterburn effect,” is the increased use of oxygen and calories after you stop exercising. It’s the energy your body uses to return to a resting state — a gift... more »

The benefits of pause squats

Pause squats include performing any variation of the squat with a pause for 2-3 seconds at the bottom of your squat. The depth of the squat will be different for everyone, some people have the... more »

Inside the K-State ‘Shark Week’ conditioning sessions

The Kansas State men's basketball team recently completed its off-season conditioning program, affectionately dubbed "Shark Week." Shark Week is eight hours across five days and features a bevy of conditioning drills to prepare the Wildcats... more »

Gators Football boasts off-season gains

With the college football season right around the corner, the Florida Gators are showing off their gains in Gainesville. Head coach Billy Napier puts a premium on weight room success, employing Mark Hocke to run... more »

McMaster Univ. study shares best weight training practices

A study by McMaster University kinesiologists found that whether using heavy or light weights, lifting them as much as possible builds strength and muscle. The kinesiologists studied many of the popular variables when it comes... more »

Insights for Powerlifting with a 2X IPF World Champion

To fit in with the current Issue theme of ‘Strength & Conditioning’, two-time IPF World Champion Andy Askow recently sat down to share some wisdom about his passion for both powerlifting and performance nutrition.  Andy... more »

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