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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Unlock Tight Hips for Good With the Shin Box Stretch

Tight hips are an epidemic. In today's increasingly sedentary society, most people are sitting for the majority of the day. Whether it's behind a desk...

How Bar Position Can Make or Break Your Front Squat

The Back Squat will likely always be the most popular Squat variation, but my favorite rests the barbell directly on your collarbone and can put you t...

Is Single-Leg Strength Training Right for You?

The unilateral versus bilateral training debate is just about as controversial as what came first, the chicken or the egg? If you were to ask personal...

Get a Crushing Full-Body Workout With Just a Cable Machine

Training in a small apartment gym or hotel gym while traveling is never ideal. These gyms often lack the equipment and space necessary to complete you...

How to Use Resistance Bands to Supercharge Your Workouts

Experienced athletes can reach plateaus where they feel as if they can't proceed to the next level of strength and power. Even athletes who aren't pla...

3 Simple Moves to Develop Explosive Power

3 Movements to Development Power Output This is a huge training component for Athletic Performance on and off the training field. What is Power? Moving...

Build Full-Body Strength With This Sandbag Workout

Revive Stale Workouts with These Sports Performance-Boosting Indoor or Outdoor Sandbag Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sandbags of varying resistance...

Improve Pitching Performance and Health With These Suspension Trainer Exercises

Watching a pitch in slow motion gives us a deeper insight into the power and violence that goes into one of the highest velocity movements in spots....

Guidelines for Training Teenage Athletes

As the strength and conditioning field progresses forward, myth's about strength training for the youth are being busted. It's becoming more and more...

Try Bottoms-Up Zercher Squats for Explosive Power

When it comes to the "Zercher Squat" it's probably one of the most misunderstood and underutilized exercises because its brutally hard, it hurts,...

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