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Is Your Pain Caused by a Heel Spur?

If you have played sports long enough it's likely one has experienced heel pain. Everyone knows someone who has had heel pain, and the internet is full...

Training the Posterior Oblique Sling for Power, Speed and Performance

Human movement is entirely dependent on the Posterior Oblique Sling. Without it you don't move! Period. Safe to say it's an important pattern to train...

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How to Fix It

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury experienced by runners that results in heel pain, which can range from mild to debilitating depending on the seve...

Injury-Proof Your Ankles

Pop quiz: What part of your body is most likely to get injured this year? Shoulder? Nah. Hip? Guess again. Knee? Aim lower. The ankle—the ...

Pau Gasol's Torn Plantar Fascia, and Recovery Methods

The roller coaster ride that is the Lakers' 2012-13 Season hit another bump on February 5, when star center and power forward Pau Gasol tore the fas...

3 Ways to Improve Your Tissue Quality

The ability to perform well in the field can be impaired by poor tissue quality, such as muscle tears, bruises or joint problems. It's important t...

Strong and Mobile Hips, Part 1: Introduction

Without question, the hips are the most important joints for athletic performance. They are the most powerful joints in the body, providing the primar...

Prevent Injury and Build Strength With Self-Myofascial Release

Since the invention of the foam roller, athletes have frequently heard about "self-myofascial release." But they may not understand what it is and why...

STACK Science: How Muscles Work and How To Make Them Work Better

Every athlete knows muscles power sports performance—they're the source of strength, speed and overall movement. But although lots of buzz words a...

Improve Flexibility With Hydration

Of all the questions STACK receives from its readers and viewers, one of the most common is: "How do I improve my flexibility?" Active warm-ups...