Upper Body Articles

Having a strong, healthy upper body plays a pivotal role in many aspects of an athlete's performance. Whether your game involves throwing, catching, making tackles or running, a weak upper body could be holding you back from the next level. STACK's teamed up with the top trainers and elite athletes for advice on how to get a strong upper body, including a wide range of exercises and workout plans.

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What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

The Most Effective Suspension Trainer Exercises

The suspension trainer. It's a tool that can enhance almost any strength and conditioning or fitness program because of its many unique benefits. T...

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training: What's Best for Athletes?

When it comes to resistance training, most movements fall into two categories—unilateral exercises or bilateral exercises. Unilateral exercises a...

Stretch, Engage, Activate: The 3 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

Jumping straight into an intense workout without a proper warm-up is a recipe for disaster. Yet spending 30 minutes stretching before every lift is a ...

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...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

How Harrison Phillips Built One of the Most Impressive Bench Presses in NFL History

When Harrison Phillips put up 42 reps on the Bench Press at the 2018 NFL Combine, he joined an exclusive club. Since 1998, only eighteen men have m...

The Steel Mace: Why Every Athlete Should Know This Unique Piece of Equipment

My earliest memories of athletic training revolve around conventional equipment. You know, the barbells, dumbbells and weight plates that make up most...

Instantly Get Greater Results From Your Dumbbell Rows With This Simple Hack

Row variations can be the backbone of a great strength training program, no pun intended. Many experts now suggest athletes should row 2-3 times th...

Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

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