Hamstring Articles

Quads may get most of the attention from athletes, but hamstrings are equally important to develop lower-body power. If you want to Squat more? Train your hamstrings. Want to run faster? Hamstrings. Same goes for changing directions, building more overall strength and improving your balance. Don't just focus on one side of the body. Train your hamstrings with workouts from STACK experts.

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3 Excellent Hamstring Exercises You've Never Seen Before

I believe your hamstrings are one of the biggest keys to unlocking your athletic potential. You know, those muscles on the back of your thighs that...

Jump Higher With These 10 Tips You've Never Tried Before

For some athletes, vertical jump height is a major pain point. Everyone wants to jump higher, and when no one's proud of a weak vert. Those ...

The Best Training Tool to Strengthen Your Posterior Chain and Prevent Knee Injuries

Most gyms don't have a Glute Ham Developer, or GHD. If your gym does, it's likely misused, underused or not used at all. That's a shame, because th...

6 Lower-Body Exercises Every Combat Athlete Should Add to Their Routine

Combat athletes are known for their lightning-quick reflexes and upper-body strength, but the real power in combat sports comes from having a balanced...

This Drill From Giancarlo Stanton Might Be The Most Brutal Lower-Body Exercise We've Ever Seen

Giancarlo Stanton is a terrifying athlete. The 6-foot-6, 249-pound New York Yankees outfielder launched 59 home runs and totaled 132 RBIs in 2017 e...

Destroy Your Imbalances And Become a Superior Athlete With This Warm-Up

Everyone has certain areas they should spend time on to correct and develop. For some it may be hip mobility, others core stability, or maybe it's a s...

Build Incredible Functional Strength With The Single-Leg Zercher RDL

Functional lower-body strength is a key part of completing daily activities. The ability to perform movements off a single leg without struggle or ...

4 Keys to Speed Training (Plus a 4-Day Workout Plan)

Speed training is important for athletes of all ages and all sports. Speed is also a major focus on athletic assessment, so it can be used to determine...

Squat Smart: How Bar Position Changes The Squat Exercise

The Squat is king of the weight room. It's a time-tested way to enhance almost every aspect of athletic performance. If you're capable of squatting...

3 Strategies for Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

Your average soccer player spends hours honing their craft on the field - developing their touch, bending free kicks in to the upper 90, and running...

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