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

7 Med Ball Throws to Build Explosive Power

Power development is where strength and conditioning coaches make their money, if an athlete can become more powerful they will be a better athlete....

By: John Papp

5 Tips for Healthy Shoulders

Shoulder pain, particularly pain in the rotator cuff, is a common complaint among athletes and non-athletes alike. Look around the gym and you'll see...

By: Ryan Sprague

5 Kettlebell Exercises for Full-Body Strength

In your question for athletic domination, you want to use every tool at your disposal to help you reach your full athletic potential. One great tool is...

By: Andrew Heming

Build Full-Body Strength With This 9-Exercise Animal Workout

When ever an athlete is compared to an animal it is usually considered a compliment to their work ethic, skill, and athletic ability. And why not,...

By: Andrew Meyers

6-Week Soccer Goalkeeper Workout

There's a misconception that because goalkeepers aren't moving up and down the field/ice as much as other players that they might require less...

By: Erick Avila

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>.