Squat Articles

Squats may be a physically demanding exercise, but the performance benefits gained by incorporating this lift into your workout is worth the effort. Whether you're working to build pure power, strength, balance or flexibility, there is a Squat variation that will help you achieve your training goal. STACK has everything to help you master the Squat, including how-to instruction for performing the exercise, directions for completing multiple variations of the Squat, and video featuring elite athletes performing the Squat.

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How I Was Finally Able to Get Shredded Without Losing My Strength

I'm just going to be upfront and honest. The process of getting strong enough to lift Thor's Mjolnir hammer but also shredded enough to turn heads ...

How Athletes Can Make Their Warm-Up Less Mindless and More Competitive

Should the warm-up be used just to raise body temperature, increase range of motion and slowly prepare the body for the training? Or can we be more pr...

4 Great Speed Drills You're Not Doing

You've been working on the mechanics of speed for months, and your numbers in the weight room are growing ever greater. Now, it's time to specializ...

Why the Belt Squat Overcoming Isometric is an Awesome Exercise for Athletes

As strength and conditioning coaches, we have two primary objectives: Promote and program for injury prevention and sport performance readiness ...

The Five Essential Movements for Building Athletic Strength

For an athlete or coach who's just beginning to dive into the world of strength and conditioning, the topic has arguably never felt more confusing. ...

5 Single-Leg Strength Exercises Hockey Players Should Be Doing

Single-leg exercises should be a part of every hockey player's training program. They build strength and muscle, improve stability and give your spine...

4 Training Insights to Create Better Youth Hockey Players

I have coached hockey players from pros all the way down to 8-year-olds. While I currently work mostly with high school, college and men's play...

Why Your Ankle Mobility Sucks (And Why You Should Fix it ASAP)

Every Joint in the human body has a combination of mobility and stability. To some extent, the more mobile a joint, the less stable that joint is, ...

What's the Best Way to Organize My Workout?

Multiple times a week, I see athletes walk into the weight room, and within minutes they're doing an exercise that's supposed to be performed halfway ...

4 Big Reasons Why Hockey Players Should Bulk Up

Too many hockey players and coaches still believe that getting "big" or "bulky" will make you slow on the ice. If you do nothing else but focus on ...

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