Shoulders Articles

Building muscle starts with upper-body and lower-body routines meant to help you progress as an athlete. Strong shoulders can help you throw harder, swing with more power or hit harder, no matter what sport you play. Let STACK's workout routines and training tips be your guide as your hit the weights and build up your delts.

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Why You Should Be Performing Scap Pushups

Scap pushups or scapula pushups are performed to strengthen the muscles around your scapula (your shoulder blade). The specific muscle that you...

Get Bigger Arms With This Intense Upper-Body Circuit

Ready for a high intensity upper body workout? Just this morning my trainer John Papp and I were thrown a curve ball. We wanted to join in our adult...

Keep Your Rotator Cuff Muscles Strong With This Stabilization Circuit

ROTATOR CUFF MUSCLES Whether you're goal is to bench three plates per side or flirt with a 90 mile per hour fastball, you need strong and healthy...

Floor Press: The Forgotten Chest Builder

You cannot walk through a weight room without seeing at least one person on the Bench Press. It's arguably the most popular free weight exercise. Bu...

3 Exercises That Build Strong Back and Shoulder Muscles

For most gym goers, the backside of their body is one of the most overlooked areas of training. Not for an athlete though - Want to know an easy way to...

Eliminate Imbalances and Prevent Injuries with Unilateral Training

Unilateral training involves using a single limb to perform movements in contrast to the typically used bilateral training use of both limbs. This is...

This Shrug Variation Builds Strong Traps, Forearms and Core Muscles

Your trapezius muscles are one of the first things your opponents size up to judge your level of strength. As a competitive athlete, you obviously w...

Add These Upper-Body Exercises to Your Hockey Strength Training Program

A lot of hockey players are really strong in their lower half. Years of skating will help produce those kinds of changes. But what about the upper body?...

Complete Shoulder Warm-Up for Strength and Stability

We've all been there before. You approach the bench and haphazardly warm up with the barbell, and immediately begin your set thereafter. Completely...

Build Healthy Shoulders With 5 Rotator Cuff-Strengthening Exercises

The rotator cuff consists of four small muscles - infraspinatus, supraspinatus, subscapularus, teres minor - that help to stabilize the shoulder joint...

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