Too often overlooked and under appreciated, stretching is actually a very important aspect of training for any athlete. If incorporated into workouts, stretching has the ability to help speed up recovery and build muscle, as well as heal and prevent injuries. Turn to STACK for the perfect stretches needed to amp up your workout routine as well as guides on how to incorporate Pilates and yoga into your training plans.

Latest in Stretching

Dynamic and Static Stretching: Which Method is Better?

Dynamic and Static Stretching. Which one is better? Let's first define static and dynamic stretching to better understand when we should implement each...

By: Matt Tanneberg

6 Everyday Stretches For People Who Sit Too Much

Everyday stretches for anyone who sits for a living or sits too much at home. Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting for eight hours a day can be just as...

By: Matt Tanneberg

A Stretching Technique That Increases Muscle Size

Stretching is only for improving flexibility, right? Ever since elementary school gym class, it's been ingrained in your head that stretching is to ...

By: Andy Haley

5 Lower-Body Stretching Exercises Every Athlete Needs to Do

Without proper mobility, elasticity, and flexibility, an athlete's game can suffer. Having a solid stretching routine is a necessary component to...

By: Jennifer Dietrich

5 Recovery Strategies to Keep Your Body Healthy

Injury is a part of being a competitive athlete. The best athletes in the world cannot avoid it. Major or minor, any competitive athlete has a that...

By: Gary Moller

Latest Videos in Stretching

Arizona Shortstop Nick Ahmed's Hip Mobility Series

Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed performs a two-exercise hip mobility series during an off-season workout to stay healthy at the end of an intense lower-body strength day. Ahmed performs Deep Squats and a Manual Hip Stretch to keep his hips mobile.

Warm-Up and Training Basics with L.A. Kings Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford

Go behind the scenes with pro hockey stars Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford to see their secrets for warming-up and staying in shape.

6 Power Plate Exercise Variations

Power Plates are typically used by strength coaches for dynamic warm-ups and recovery workouts, and by physical therapists for rehab and injury prevention routines.

STACK Fitness Weekly: 2 Stretches to Reduce Football Injuries

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Mark Roozen shows you two stretches for football players.

Elite Performance With Mike Boyle: Benefits of Stretching Between Sets

In this episode of STACK Elite Performance, Mike Boyle discusses the benefits of stretching between sets and explains how to implement it in your training.