Warm-Up Articles

If you haven't done a thorough warm-up, you can't perform at your peak. Properly warming up wakes the body up, gets your blood pumping and improves flexibility. STACK has warm-up tips and techniques from pro and college athletes and teams. Start your training session off right with a proper warm-up.

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How to Build the Perfect Swim Workout

So you're looking to get a little more serious about training in the pool, or you are looking for some more structure for your time in the water. Here...

Why Jumping Rope is a Must for Athletes

The jump rope is an exercise that a lot of us spent a few days on in PE during elementary school and then forgot all about. But it is an extremely...

6 Reasons to Schedule Summer Morning Workouts

Six Convincing Reasons to Schedule Summer Morning Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS It's tempting for athletes and non-athletes to sleep in or postpone...

How Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

7 Essential Warm-Up Drills That Most Athletes Ignore

Warming up is an often overlooked but very important part of a training session that should never be overlooked. When talking warm ups, dynamic is best,...

Improve Your Explosiveness With a Plyo Warm-Up

Plyometrics are movements that involve large amounts of eccentric force with the goal of increasing speed/power in the form of shorter faster concentric...

This Warm-Up Method Primes Your Muscles to Safely Lift Heavier Weights

We know that the old school warm up where you simply complete a few sets of lighter work before you main sets isn't optimal. We also know that rolling...

Loosen Up Your Hips With This Simple Stretch

Today's Edge: We sit more than ever and our hips suck because of it. It's important to expose your hips to different and full ranges of motion to keep...

5 Mini-Band Exercises to Warm Up Your Glutes and Improve Your Performance

The Glutes are what I like to call the "powerhouse" of athletic performance. Whether you are trying to squat heavy or run fast, you need your glutes to...

4 Bad Habits Ruining Your Workouts

Habits are developed over time for better or for worse. Habits take little energy, that is why they are not hard for us to do, we just naturally, almost...

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