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Hydration: Follow the Rules That Help Your Performance

Conventional training wisdom has taught us the importance of proper hydration. (Get STACK's All-Day Hydration Game Plan.) Both endur...

5 Must-Do Drills for Defensive Linemen

You can turn on the TV on any fall Sunday and see players like J.J. Watt, Charles Johnson and Jared Allen making plays all over the field; but what ...

How Losing Can Ultimately Help You Win

No one likes losing. After all, one of the main reasons we compete is to win. Being defeated affects our self-esteem. It triggers feelings of s...

Are We Doing Enough? Tips to Reduce Women's Basketball Injuries

As coaches, we push our athletes to always give their best effort. We're trained to demand 110 percent of them. And most of us are quick to say we p...

What's in Your Gym Bag? Sport-Specific Post-Workout Food Guidelines

Stretching is not your only important post-workout ritual. For serious athletes, it's just as critical to refuel with a post-workout meal. This...

Guide to Training on Different Surfaces

A premium is placed on specific workout protocols, equipment and training functionality, but few coaches and athletes think about the floors they ...

5 Essential Martial Arts Stretches

Martial artists require a higher degree of flexibility than most athletes. Even the sport's novice skills demand at least a moderate level of flexib...

3 of the Best Post-Workout Glute Stretches

Strong glutes play a crucial role in athletic performance. Weak glute muscles affect the entire body, largely because the glutes comprise the leg...

How to Block a Kick in Football

Special teams win games. If you're a player trying to make a roster, from high school all the way up to the pros, being good at them can win you ...

4 Hydration Rules for Football Players

Football on its own is demanding enough, but hot, humid summertime two-a-days make it even tougher. Players need to pay close attention to their hyd...

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