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 Unconventional Exercises for Insane Functional Strength

Trainers, coaches and conditioning specialists alike know the importance of sport-specific training. Sport-specific training is the philosophy of empl...

3 Special Strength Exercises for Better Jumping and Sprinting

When it comes to being a better athlete, we often want one (or both) of two key qualities: To run faster To jump higher Although raw power ...

'Weird' Hip Pain That Won't Go Away? Try These 4 Fixes

Are you dealing with a strange, unexplainable pain in or around your hips? Maybe you can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from, describe quite ...

KPIs: What They Are and Why They Matter for Athletes

The term key performance indicators (KPI) may sound like fancy strength and conditioning jargon, but they're really quite simple. In this context, ...

It's Not 'Training Like a Man.' It's Training Like an Athlete

"Coach, I don't want to look like a man." I can't tell you how many times I've heard that phrase. It's one of the biggest misconceptions regarding ...

How Contrast Training Can Create More Explosive Soccer Players

Speed training for soccer players is more than flying through sprint drills. It is more than strapping on parachutes. It is more than ladder dri...

Hack Squat: Upgrading the Old-School Strength Staple

The Barbell Hack Squat is an old-school strength exercise that's been around forever. Essentially a Deadlift that begins with the barbell behind your ...

Training a Team in the Weight Room? 5 Simple Hacks You Should Be Using

You can find several similarities between training the average person and training the competitive athlete. Since I'm a coach with experience in both ...

5 Cardio Routines for People Who Hate Running

After a decadent night out in the North End of Boston which concluded with a cappuccino and cannoli, I felt the need to get moving and stay moving the...

You're Probably Drastically Underestimating Your Strength in This Key Exercise. Here's Why

During the heat of competition, athletes do very little with both feet evenly spaced beneath them.  "You run on one leg. You generally jump off on...

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