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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Dwight Howard's Strength Coach Provides the Best Upper-Body Exercise for Athletes

Create your athletic dominance with this go to exercise. I've trained some of the most powerful athletes in the world and this exercise is a must to...

This Chest Workout Will Test Your Strength and Give You a Serious Pump

Looking for a quick and intense upper body workout? I've been tinkering around with different ways to build the chest, triceps, and shoulders for years...

A 15-Minute Mini-Band Workout That Will Challenge Your Entire Body

Think a mini band workout is too easy for you? Think again! I used to look at the mini-bands and see them as "a warm-up tool" or just a piece of...

How Athletes Can Use the Log Press to Improve Upper-Body Strength

Despite its many benefits, outside of strongman training programmes, the log press is not a commonly used exercise. If your training facility happens to...

Build a Strong Upper Body and Core With the Hanging Single-Arm Press

You have been benching and pressing to complement all your hard work, now try putting your body in an awkward but safe position to perform two different...

Why Hammer Curls Build Bigger Arms

When in the weight room, most lifters choose to focus on the arms at some point in their routine. When working the arms, curls are often the weapon of...

Struggling with Deadlifts? Try These Alternative Exercises

The Conventional Deadlift is a fantastic full-body exercise. And had you asked me a few years ago whether everyone should do them, I would have answered...

Raiders QB Derek Carr Can't Resist Doing Arm Exercises on Leg Day

The Oakland Raiders' season did not end on a positive note. After looking like favorites to win the AFC West, they lost their last game of the regular...

The 'Great Eight' Exercises Are Guaranteed to Build Muscle

There exists eight proven movements that have built lots of muscle on all kinds of people for decades. These movements are simple in nature and use...

Get Stronger Outdoors With These 4 Unique Exercises

Let's say you're staying in a hotel, out of town, in a park, another part of the country where you do not have access to all the bells and whistles....

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