Shoulders Articles

Building muscle starts with upper-body and lower-body routines meant to help you progress as an athlete. Strong shoulders can help you throw harder, swing with more power or hit harder, no matter what sport you play. Let STACK's workout routines and training tips be your guide as your hit the weights and build up your delts.

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Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

3 Factors to Consider When Training Swimmers

When you think of athletes who strength train, swimmers probably aren't the first ones who spring to mind. However, every athlete can benefit from ...

4 Ways Pitchers Can Improve Command and Control in the Weight Room

When a pitcher starts struggling to throw strikes, their first instinct is often to change their mechanics. However, this approach isn't always the...

These 6 Common Exercises Could be the Source of Your Shoulder Pain

As a trainer, I believe in a client's autonomy. I rarely will tell them to totally avoid an exercise, nor will I emphasize that they "must" perform...

The 7 Most Dangerous Exercises for Your Shoulders

You do an exercise, feel a twinge in your shoulder and power through the remaining reps because, well, you think you're weak if you don't. However...

9 Components of a Fantastic Arm Care Program for Pitchers

A pitcher has to take care of their arm. If you clicked on this article, you likely know that much. My goal with this piece is to make you re-evalu...

3 Resistance Band Exercises to Improve Posture and Heal Your Shoulders

These days, it's hard to find anyone with truly good posture. Just think about how the majority of people spend their time: Students are likely fou...

4 Exercises for Better Throwing and Striking

Athletes are always looking for ways to use the weight room to improve their athleticism. With regards to throwing and striking, elevating our movemen...

2 Shoulder Workouts That'll Build Bigger Traps

There are various opinions on the best way to train the traps (trapezius muscles). Singling out one specific day or method to train the traps is...

What is a Stinger and How to Treat It

You hear it all the time while watching NFL games, and it's said so nonchalantly: "Player X is on the sidelines after that play, but it looks he ...

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