Is there a more badass combination than having both a heavy squat and a fast sprint? An article published in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research showed that athletes who could perform at least one back squat with 2.1 times their bodyweight or more were able to sprint faster than those who were not able to manage that load on the bar. The relationship was stronger for a 37-meter sprint than a nine-meter sprint. This is just more evidence that strength training is a corner-stone of developing well-rounded physical abilities. Famous strength coach Mark Rippetoe puts it anoth-er way: “Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general.