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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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...

What's the Best Way to Organize My Workout?

Multiple times a week, I see athletes walk into the weight room, and within minutes they're doing an exercise that's supposed to be performed halfway ...

Where Do My Arms and Hands Go During Sled Training?

When it comes to training for sports, one of the most versatile and useful pieces of equipment you could get is one of those high-altitude oxygen mask...

The Unique Push-Up Variation That Will Help You Pack on Muscle and Strength

Push-Ups are a staple in the realm of fitness. They've been around long before the birth of iron barbells. Men and women alike have been utilizing ...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

The Most Effective Suspension Trainer Exercises

The suspension trainer. It's a tool that can enhance almost any strength and conditioning or fitness program because of its many unique benefits. T...

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training: What's Best for Athletes?

When it comes to resistance training, most movements fall into two categories—unilateral exercises or bilateral exercises. Unilateral exercises a...

Stretch, Engage, Activate: The 3 Things You Should Do Before Every Workout

Jumping straight into an intense workout without a proper warm-up is a recipe for disaster. Yet spending 30 minutes stretching before every lift is a ...

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...

4 Things That Every Young Pitcher Should Address

When looking at the most effective way to train young pitchers, we need to project out three or four years (or more) and consider the "long-term athle...

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