Core Articles

Staying balanced and powerful starts with the core, the collection of muscles around an athlete's lower back and midsection. Train your core with advanced movements or get started with a few beginner-level exercises. STACK will show you the right way to get abs as an athlete and explain how your core can help you perform better in your sport with workouts and tips from the best in the business.

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Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

Improve Your Crossover Step to Become a More Explosive Basketball Player

If you're a basketball player and you're not working on your crossover step, you're missing out. A crossover step simply refers to "crossing" one l...

The Perfect Plank for Maximum Shoulder Stability and Strength

Having trained over 3,000 people in my fitness career, I've seen a lot of patterns in the mistakes people make when attempting to learn common exercis...

Why Improved Stability—Not More Stretching—Could Be Your Best Solution for Tight Muscles

Common thought dictates that if a muscle feels tight, we should be stretching it. A number of common movement issues are blamed on muscle X or Y be...

5 Advanced Core Exercises for Soccer Players

I am not a fan of Crunches. It is a bold statement, but Crunches do not translate to improved soccer performance or reduced risk of injury on the p...

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

5 Exercises That Will Increase Your Soccer Shooting Power

It's the first day of soccer practice to start the new season. All the new and returning players arrive at the pitch. The coach drops a bundle of new ...

3 Simple Gymnastic Ring Exercises That Will Help Anyone Build More Muscle

Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. One look at the upper-body development of male ...

Save Yourself From Low Back Pain With These 9 Exercises

Have you ever had a sore back and wondered what you did to cause it? Maybe it was the way you slept or something you did at the gym. But no matter wha...

Upgrade Your Bicep Curl With This Awesome, Athlete-Focused Variation From Russell Westbrook

Bicep Curls don't have a huge impact on sports performance. This should not come as Earth-shattering news to you. However, they do serve some pu...

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