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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Create an Effective 3-Day Workout Routine With This Template

When it comes time to write programs, whether for yourself or someone else, the process can quickly become overcomplicated. You can spend hours upon h...

Why Soccer Players Should Strength Train

The weight room can be an intimidating place. Especially if you're the youngest, smallest or weakest player on your soccer team. High school soccer...

Metabolic Resistance Training vs. Cardio Interval Training: Which Is Best for You?

HIIT workouts. You see them advertised everywhere. From fitness social media accounts to the posters and schedules at your neighborhood gym, HIIT (...

Why Endurance Athletes Need to Lift Heavy Weights

It's always been a common thought that endurance athletes, if they lift at all, should lift lighter weights while using a higher repetition scheme. Th...

Contrast Training 101: Every Athlete Should Know This Technique

What if I told you that you could become stronger, more explosive and leaner, all while spending less time at the gym than you currently do? Would ...

10 Great Ways to Increase Your Pitching Velocity in the Weight Room

In the world of pitching, velocity has become how most pitchers are initially judged. Unfortunately, there is no single thing I could tell you to do t...

4 Squat Variations Every Athlete Should Know

It should not be news to you that the Back Squat is a critical exercise for the strength and conditioning of athletes. The Back Squat trains athlet...

Jump Higher With These 10 Tips You've Never Tried Before

For some athletes, vertical jump height is a major pain point. Everyone wants to jump higher, and when no one's proud of a weak vert. Those ...

Tweak Your Strength Training to Become a More Reactive, Explosive Athlete

Athletes who are interested in becoming more reactive and dynamic in sport need to make sure that their training programs reflect these traits. This m...

Here's Myles Garrett Belt Squatting Over 800 Pounds

Myles Garrett is an enormous human being. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing close to 280 pounds, Garrett is a physical specimen, more boulder than hu...

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