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

5 Strength Exercises for Swimmers to Build a Powerful Upper Body

Ever notice how ripped up these olympic swimmers are? Take a look at Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: You don't get those types of bodies from just...

By: Ben Boudro

Med Ball Slams: The Surprising Benefits of This Ancient Exercise

Athletic training has changed a lot over the last century. Advances in knowledge and technology have been reflected in the methodologies of some of...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Exercises to Help You Do More Pull-Ups

You might be a fan of the old time pictures of great bodybuilders like Dave Draper or Arnold Schwarzenegger performing this exercise on the iconic...

By: Josh Henkin

The Best Shoulder Exercises You're Not Doing

Best Shoulder Exercises You're Not Doing The shoulder is a complicated joint. There are many muscles that must fire correctly and work together to...

By: Vinny Caposio

Simplify Your Workout Schedule With the High-Low Method

The High-Low Method Often, sports coaches think putting together an effective strength & conditioning program is all about exercise selection. The...

By: Shane Trotter

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.