Stretching Articles

Too often overlooked and under appreciated, stretching is actually a very important aspect of training for any athlete. If incorporated into workouts, stretching has the ability to help speed up recovery and build muscle, as well as heal and prevent injuries. Turn to STACK for the perfect stretches needed to amp up your workout routine as well as guides on how to incorporate Pilates and yoga into your training plans.

Return to main Stretching page

A Treatment for Tight Hip Flexors That Works Better Than Stretching

It's no secret that more and more people are actually starting to pay attention to their cranky hip flexors. Since sitting has been dubbed "the new...

The 5 Muscles Athletes Neglect and How to Train Them

The human body is a thing of wonder. When everything works in harmony, it's like an orchestra in which each player knows his or her part. But when ...

This 15-Minute Recovery Workout Will Help Your Body Heal Faster

Recovery is increasingly becoming a hot topic in the fitness community. For decades, lifters have been going to the gym straight from work or school,...

The 5-Minute Stretching Routine Used by Rob Gronkowski and His Brothers

Yes, we all want to build strength and size. It's the primary reason why most of us lift weights. But though hitting the weights will always be the...

Can Static Stretching Improve Performance?

There are plenty of topics in the training world that carry strong opposing views. One of those is pre-training static stretching; athletes should AVOID...

STUDY: Stretching Before Workouts Isn't Bad After All

We've been told to avoid static stretching at all costs before a workout or sporting activity. Researchers found that holding a stretch before a wo...

5 Simple Knee Injury Prevention Exercises

It's easy to take your knees for granted. They support your entire body and allow you to take thousands of steps every day. For athletes, they withsta...

Four-Stage Football Warm-Up

Warming up for a football game or practice differs in many ways from warm-ups for other sports. In order to compete at their best, football players ne...

Fartlek Training: Benefits, Methods and Sample Programs

What is fartlek training, and why is it such a great way to condition for athletes? Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning "speed play," and that's essenti...

This Type of Stretching Will Screw Up Your Workout

Gone are the days of holding stretches before performing a workout or playing your sport. Research has shown that static stretching can decrease the ...

...
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
...