Upper Body

Having a strong, healthy upper body plays a pivotal role in many aspects of an athlete's performance. Whether your game involves throwing, catching, making tackles or running, a weak upper body could be holding you back from the next level. STACK's teamed up with the top trainers and elite athletes for advice on how to get a strong upper body, including a wide range of exercises and workout plans.

Latest in Upper Body

An Upper-Body Baseball Training Routine for the Off-Season

Baseball season is long and grueling. In the major leagues, they play 162 games plus playoffs, in college they play around 50 games plus playoffs. Teams...

By: Matt Tanneberg

Get Bigger Arms With This Intense Upper-Body Circuit

Ready for a high intensity upper body workout? Just this morning my trainer John Papp and I were thrown a curve ball. We wanted to join in our adult...

By: Ben Boudro

Try Hindu Push-Ups for a More Muscular and Powerful Chest

Having muscular, powerful looking chest muscles is right up there with arms as a symbol for strength and power. Many athletes are concerned about...

By: Eric Weinbrenner

45-Minute Advanced Upper-Body and Core Workout

Yeah this one is not for beginners. This is a combination of a downright mean upper body and core workout sure to leave you down for the count! This...

By: Ben Boudro

6 Tests to Identify a Strength Weakness

You can tell whether you are strong or not fairly easily. Can't do more than five Pull-Ups? You need to work on your back strength. Can't hold a Pla...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Upper Body

The Ultimate Chest and Back Workout

Use these movements to build ultimate chest and back strength and muscle.

4 Challenging Med Ball Variations for Explosive Upper-Body Strength

These four med ball variations will help you build upper-body strength and explosiveness.

NaVorro Bowman Fast-Twitch Upper-Body Superset

To build his upper-body strength and endurance, NFL All-Pro LB NaVorro Bowman performs a Lat Pulldown-Med Ball Slam superset as part of his off-season training.

STACK Fitness Weekly: The Guide to Building a Big Bench Press

In this episode of STACK Fitness Weekly, Rick Scarpulla provides a detailed explanation of how to build a bigger Bench Press by altering your technique and approach to the exercise.

Todd Durkin's World-Class Workouts: Timed Push-Up Challenge

How strong is your upper body? Find out with Todd Durkin's Timed Push-Up Challenge, and tweet your results to <a href="http://twitter.com/stackmedia" target="_blank">@STACKMedia</a>.