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

Check Out This Video of J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing Doing an Absolutely Brutal Bench Press Workout

J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing are two of the NFL's biggest workout warriors. In addition to being Houston Texans teammates, the two athletes have...

By: Brandon Hall

5 Killer Pallof Press Variations for a Strong Core

When coaches often talk about great "core" movements, we hear about different plank, deadbug, or carry variations, but often left out, is the greatness...

By: Michael Zweifel

How Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Cameron Payne's Foot Injury Contributed to His Gaining 10 Pounds of Muscle

Guard Cameron Payne is going into his second season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. After his team lost Kevin Durant in free agency, the backup point ...

By: Rob Scott

Kings Forward Rudy Gay Is Improving His Footwork and Basketball Strength This Off-Season

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has been working hard all off-season to improve his game. The 30-year-old is still producing great numbers, but he...

By: Rob Scott

Partial Rep Workouts Are Your Secret Weapon for Dealing With Soreness and Fatigue

Build Muscle/Help Sore Joints Recover Substituting Partial Reps for Full Range Reps By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Repetitive pushing, pulling, and squatting...

By: Jim Carpentier

Latest Videos in Upper Body

NFL Running Back Latavius Murray's Exhausting Tractor Tire Workout

Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray uses the Vertimax and a 300-pound tractor tire to run through a variety of intense drills.

How J.J. Watt Builds a Strong and Durable Upper Body

J.J. Watt's strength coach Brad Arnett demonstrates two upper-body exercises that improve upper-body strength and help to prevent injuries.

Improve Explosive Upper-Body Power and Balance with this Exercise

Club Med Academies Performance Specialist Sara Gauvreau shows you how to improve your balance and upper-body power with one exercise.

Carli Lloyd Upper Body Strength and Power Circuit

Carli Lloyd, a midfielder for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, performs the Bench Press and Physioball Explosive Med Ball Press to develop upper body strength and power.

The Ultimate Chest and Back Workout

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