Upper Body Articles

Having a strong, healthy upper body plays a pivotal role in many aspects of an athlete's performance. Whether your game involves throwing, catching, making tackles or running, a weak upper body could be holding you back from the next level. STACK's teamed up with the top trainers and elite athletes for advice on how to get a strong upper body, including a wide range of exercises and workout plans.

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How a Better Strength and Conditioning Plan Built a Women's Boxing Beast

What does it take to be a boxer? That's something my client/friend Claire Quinn (@claire___quinn) knows all about. She's an amateur boxer who's bee...

Are You Ready to Barbell Overhead Press? Here's How to Tell

If the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift are the "Big 3" of powerlifting, the Barbell Overhead Press rounds out the "Big 4" because of its ability to bu...

The 22 Best Sled Exercises

A sled can help just about anyone get in better shape. The best sled exercises are easy to teach and offer an appropriate learning curve for indivi...

A Simple Exercise to Fix Bad Posture Fast

What do your average desk jockey and gym rat have in common? At first glance, not much. They eat differently, they train differently and they live ...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

Why the Push-Up to Renegade Row Can Get You Fit Fast

When it comes to exercises that provide the biggest bang for your buck, it's hard to find a better option than the Push-Up to Renegade Row. The Pus...

5 Reasons Your Push-Ups Are Probably Garbage (and How to Fix Them)

The Push-Up is one of the first exercises humans learn. It's for this very reason most people assume they do Push-Ups correctly. In reality, howeve...

Hate Jogging? Sled Walk Drills Are The Perfect Alternative

The sled has become a popular training tool in recent years. It's mostly used to improve acceleration and/or anaerobic conditioning. What many athl...

Create Better Supersets With These 5 Tips

Supersets are a popular training tool used by elite athletes and average lifters alike to maximize the efficiency of their training sessions. But l...

27 Reasons Young Athletes Should Try Sled Training

Sled and prowler training offers a lot more benefits than you might think. Not only can it help you achieve a greater top speed, but it can also bu...

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