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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A Wrestling Warm-Up That Will Prepare Your Body for the Mat

A wrestling warm up should be different than warming up for cross country, basketball or a weight session. A warm-up should focus on reducing injury,...

The Perfect Baseball Warm-Up

Does your pre-game baseball warm-up improve your on-field performance and range of motion? Is your warm-up exciting your central nervous system and...

Use This Upper-Body Warm-Up Before Heavy Lifts

Do you need a new upper body warm up? Are you feeling stale going into your press day? Have you been having some aches and pains? Or are you simply not...

The Optimal Warm-Up for Sprinting and Speed Drills

When it comes to sprinting fast, having a focused speed training warmup that activates the proper muscles and grooves the correct motor patterns is...

Solidify Strength Gains With This 3-Minute Cooldown Routine

Gains are not made in the gym. Gains are made hours after the gym, when your body is in recovery mode, refueled, and rested for optimal adaptation. So...

Use This Leg Warm-Up Before Speed Drills and Lower-Body Lifts to Get a More Effective Workout

Are you an athlete looking for a new leg warm up? Or are you one who just can't figure out how to consistently get your body ready for activity? Leg...

This 15-Minute Recovery Workout Will Help Your Body Heal Faster

Recovery is increasingly becoming a hot topic in the fitness community. For decades, lifters have been going to the gym straight from work or school,...

Can Static Stretching Improve Performance?

There are plenty of topics in the training world that carry strong opposing views. One of those is pre-training static stretching; athletes should AVOID...

Get in Shape With a Heavy-Bag Workout

The heavy bag, a mainstay in boxing and MMA circles, is a tremendous piece of training equipment. Formerly reserved for boxers or MMA fighters, they h...

Four-Stage Football Warm-Up

Warming up for a football game or practice differs in many ways from warm-ups for other sports. In order to compete at their best, football players ne...

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