Home Training Methods: Improving Strength, Power and Hypertrophy Performance Attributes with Limited Equipment

by Kevin Mullins Jr, CSCS
Personal Training Quarterly May 2021
Vol 8, Issue 1


This article, tailored to individuals who do not have access to traditional equipment, will explore the exercise methods that less-impacted populations utilize during the shutdowns, and examine how those training effects can benefit strength-, power-, and hypertrophy-minded athletes.

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This article originally appeared in Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ)—a quarterly publication for NSCA Members designed specifically for the personal trainer. Discover easy-to-read, research-based articles that take your training knowledge further with Nutrition, Programming, and Personal Business Development columns in each quarterly, electronic issue. Read more articles from PTQ »

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About the author

Kevin Mullins, Jr.

Kevin Mullins is the Director of Product Development for the St.James in Washington D.C. Mullins is the author of the book Dayby Day: The Personal Tra ...

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