Squat Articles

Squats may be a physically demanding exercise, but the performance benefits gained by incorporating this lift into your workout is worth the effort. Whether you're working to build pure power, strength, balance or flexibility, there is a Squat variation that will help you achieve your training goal. STACK has everything to help you master the Squat, including how-to instruction for performing the exercise, directions for completing multiple variations of the Squat, and video featuring elite athletes performing the Squat.

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5 Lower-Body Exercises Soccer Players Should Be Doing

Soccer success largely requires speed and athleticism. Many plays consist of single-leg actions, stop-and-go movements, hard cuts and explosive spr...

5 Split Squat Variations to Level up Your Training

The Bulgarian Split Squat, also commonly referred to as the Rear Foot-Elevated Split Squat, accomplishes many objectives, such as improving single-leg...

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...

Hack Your Biology and Increase Your Vertical Jump With the Depth Drop to Box Jump

The best way to improve your vertical jump is by doing plyometric training. This type of training includes ballistic hops, skips and jumps that enh...

Is Your Spine Holding Back Your Performance? Use These 4 Assessments to Find Out

Assessment is a key part of training. As trainers, we need to know our client's body so we don't overwork muscles due to imbalances, compensations,...

Should Athletes Train With Equipment Like Weight Belts, Lifting Straps and Knee Wraps?

In the world of strength training, people are always looking for an edge. That edge often falls into the category of ergogenic aids. Ergogenic is s...

7 Safe and Effective Bodyweight Exercises for Pre-Teen Athletes

A general consensus among health and fitness professionals is for pre-teen athletes to gradually ease into weight training by initially performing mul...

Create an Effective 3-Day Workout Routine With This Template

When it comes time to write programs, whether for yourself or someone else, the process can quickly become overcomplicated. You can spend hours upon h...

Why Soccer Players Should Strength Train

The weight room can be an intimidating place. Especially if you're the youngest, smallest or weakest player on your soccer team. High school soccer...

Metabolic Resistance Training vs. Cardio Interval Training: Which Is Best for You?

HIIT workouts. You see them advertised everywhere. From fitness social media accounts to the posters and schedules at your neighborhood gym, HIIT (...

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