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
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
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
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
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
Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray uses the Vertimax and a 300-pound tractor tire to run through a variety of intense drills.
J.J. Watt's strength coach Brad Arnett demonstrates two upper-body exercises that improve upper-body strength and help to prevent injuries.
Club Med Academies Performance Specialist Sara Gauvreau shows you how to improve your balance and upper-body power with one exercise.
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.
Use these movements to build ultimate chest and back strength and muscle.