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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Want to Improve Your Lead Leg Block? Do This in the Gym

The lead leg block is an important key to throwing velocity for baseball pitchers. As the front foot strikes the ground, the linear momentum of the lo...

The Single-Leg Squat Mistake That's Breaking Your Body Down

The Single-Leg Squat (a.k.a. Pistol Squat) has gained popularity in recent years as the use of unilateral training has increased. There's no doubt tha...

4 Weight Room Techniques for Elite Speed and Power

Sprinting athletes need to be strong and powerful. To run fast, an athlete has to be able to exert force against the ground, not only does the athlete...

My Simple Technique for Cleaning Up a Bad Bodyweight Squat

When working with a new lifter, it is vital to their future success and strength to instill proper technique and sound fundamentals before trying to l...

Overcoming Isometrics: The Weird Exercises That Can Instantly Make You Stronger

Can you trick your body into instantly becoming stronger and faster? It sounds like a gimmicky sales pitch, but it's entirely possible. The answer: ov...

4 Awesome Single-Leg Exercises You've Probably Never Tried

Single-leg training has been a hot topic for some time now. Many agree it is a staple to lasting strength and lower-body development and also places m...

Why I Stopped Back Squatting My Athletes

This article is for team sport athletes, not powerlifters. I don't believe the Barbell Back Squat is the best way to train team sport athletes. I k...

Why Better Rotation Is One of the Most Overlooked Ways to Increase Athletic Performance

First we build movement proficiency in a pattern. Then we build strength in that pattern. Lastly, we develop power to take our development of a patter...

The One Thing Young Athletes Must Do Before They Can Get Significantly Faster

All athletes want to run faster. Speed is probably the most sought after attribute in sports today. There is no such thing as too fast. The only issue...

The One Strength Exercise Every Runner Should Try

Runners like to run. That's pretty obvious, and that love of running is what leads some runners to make it their only form of exercise. Honestly, t...

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