Build Muscle Articles

Want to dominate your opponent during games? Build muscle and get stronger with the help of STACK's content. Building muscle will help you improve leverage and prevent defenses from taking advantage of you on the court or field. Learn about the importance of proper nutrition and how eating right can help you build muscle to get a leg up on the competition.

Return to main Build Muscle page

Why High School Athletes Shouldn't Obsess Over the Number on The Scale

One of the most popular places to be in my weight room is around the scale. I have teen athletes checking every single day to see if they have "gai...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

What are Complexes? Why You Should Try This Muscle-Building, Calorie-Torching, Time-Saving Training Tactic

Do you ever find yourself short on time to train? Or find yourself in a gym so jam-packed that training seems impossible? Or perhaps you're simply uns...

How Too Much Pick-Up and Too Little Strength Training Hurts Young Basketball Players

Playing pick-up basketball is great. Working on your skills in a game-like environment against willing opponents certainly has value, there's no de...

How Much Protein Can You Safely Eat in One Day?

Consuming sufficient protein is key for a high-functioning body. Getting enough protein provides an adequate amino acid supply so that our muscles,...

How Many Push-Ups Can You Do? Your Answer Could Predict Your Risk of an Early Death

Quick, how many Push-Ups can you do? No, not how many Push-Ups you say you can do—how many Push-Ups can you actually do before your muscles give ...

Why You Should Squat With a Safety Bar Even If You Aren't Injured

Over the past decade, we've witnessed a noticeable paradigm shift in the strength and conditioning industry. Whereas heavy Back Squats once reigned...

4 Reasons Why Athletes Need Strong Adductors

Hip abduction exercises, which train the glutes and outer hips, get all the glory. Just look up "Fitness" under the Explore tab on Instagram and yo...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

The Weight Training 'Rule' That's Actually Making You Weaker

Whether it's 5x5, 4x8 or 3x12, many lifters perform these and other popular set/rep schemes with the same weight for each set. This is called the sets...

...
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
...