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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5 Effective Core Exercises That Won't Hurt Your Lower Back

Low back pain is one of the biggest limiters of performance an athlete can experience. This is often caused by tight hip flexors. Sit ups, and other...

The Crucial Change J.J. Watt Made to His Offseason Training (and Why it Could Make Him Scarier Than Ever in 2017)

J.J. Watt is ready to return to the NFL with a vengeance. After back surgery sidelined him for almost all of the 2016 season, Watt is back in good ...

Add Instability to Dead Bugs to Increase Core Strength

Strengthening your core is a hard while trying to coordinate your limbs simultaneously up, down-and-out all the while keeping your chin pulled in and...

3 Exercises to Recover From a Sports Hernia

A sports hernia refers to a muscle or tendon injury in your lower abdominal or groin region. It's a painful injury frequently affecting athletes in sp...

2 Advanced Ab Exercises for a Strong and Ripped Core

I'm always on the hunt for the latest and greatest abs exercise routine. Why? Well because let's face it. Everybody wants to have abs. You can say that...

Try This Crawling Workout to Build Core Strength and Endurance

Hit the Turf: Fall Sports Strength, Size, Speed and Endurance-Building Combo Crawls By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Seeking a change of pace from doing...

LeBron Shows Off Awesome Core Strength in New Workout Clip, Looks More Motivated Than Ever

It's been a tumultuous offseason for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but LeBron James is focusing on what he does best—work. LeBron's work ethic is the ...

4 Training Tips to Improve Balance and Coordination

Your proprioception, or sense of physical self, is what allows you to move naturally throughout the world, go through motions, or participate in...

This Suspension Trainer Workout Builds Strength, Power and Core Stability

Suspension equipment is an incredibly convenient and effective tool for delivering a great workout. Suspension exercises are very scalable, so they can...

5 Ways to Build Core Strength by Carrying Heavy Weights

A strong and stable core is essential in athletic performance and injury prevention. Without a stable core, an athlete would not be able to express the...

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