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Does Lifting Weights Make You Smarter?

Does lifting weights make you smarter? A recent piece in the New York Times Magazine, by Gretchen Reynolds , suggests the answer is yes. It has...

Bodyweight Exercises for Increased Performance

At the 2011 NSCA Coaches Conference , STACK spoke with TRX's director of programming Chris Frankel, who presented a session on "Bodyweight Training fo...

Do Supersets Result in Increased Strength Gains?

Most training programs are based on a standard set routine—performing a specified number of sets of an exercise, then moving on to the next exerci...

Myth Busted: Lifting Weights Decreases Flexibility

It's understood by most that resistance training without proper stretching will decrease flexibility. This is the primary reason why it's recommende...

Read and React: STACK Basketball Training

The NBA Playoffs are heating up, as eight teams battle to get to the conference finals. For the players who make it to the postseason still at the top...

Read and React: Football Training

By now you know that off-season training is what makes or breaks an athlete, and to be the best, you have to train like the best. To help you defeat y...

I'm a basketball player. How important is speed training in my workout?

Young high school athletes need two things in their workouts: an element of explosiveness and a component for speed and agility. You want to hit th...

Fresno State Baseball Off-Season Conditioning Plan

I'm a baseball player. Should I be conditioning during the off-season?  Yes, even though you're coming off a grueling summer season, you need to...

Types of Injuries

You can spend hours resistance training in the weight room, but you can never completely eliminate risk of injury. Here is a breakdown of the two majo...

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