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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4 Relative Strength Standards to Improve Sprint Speed

Let's face it: if you want to be fast, you need to sprint fast—and sprint fast often. Speed is a skill after all, and like any other skill, improvem...

2 Fixes for Tight Hips You've Never Tried Before

Nowadays, just about everyone feels their hips are too tight. It's a complaint Ryan Summers and Matt Stevens, physical therapists and co-owners of ...

Why More Athletes Should Use Cyclist Squats

When it comes to total lower-body development, Squats are king. When it comes to specifically engaging the inner most portion of the quadriceps, or th...

The Unconventional Squat Variation That Powers Up App. State Football

Appalachian State is college football's quiet powerhouse. Just six teams have won more games than the Mountaineers since 2016. Boone, North Caro...

Want to Experience the Most Efficient Workout of Your Life? Try This

The other day, I found myself short on time for a training session. I got on campus at around 7:45 a.m. and had to teach at 9 a.m. Given the tim...

5 Tips to Combat 'Ego Lifting' and Build Legit Strength

Since you're already on this website, chances are I don't need to convince you of the value of heavy lifting. However, although strength training h...

How to Build Serious Single-Leg Strength (And Why It's So Important)

In a previous article, I established solid single-leg strength standards based on my many years of experience working with junior, D1 and pro hockey p...

6 Ways to Squeeze In an Effective Workout Over Thanksgiving Break

Time-Saving Tips When In-Season Workout Time Is Limited By Jim Carpentier, CSCS For individual athletes, teams, and coaches, scheduling quality time in...

5 Ways to Continue Building Lower-Body Strength Despite Back Pain

Nothing shows a display of strength quite like an impressive Squat or Deadlift. There's just something about throwing some chalk on, stepping up to...

Want to Have Your Best Football Offseason Ever? Do This Right Now

So, your high school football season is over. Whether it ended in ecstasy or disappointment, the time to start planning for next season is now. ...

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