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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The New Workout Warm-Up for Healthy Shoulders

Athletes' and the general clientele tend to perform pressing motions, which results in a strong upper backs and shoulders; however, they tend to...

Why Elite Pro Athletes Warm Up Without Shoes—And Why You Should Too

Shoe companies spend millions of dollars designing footwear intended to enhance athletic performance. They all claim to help you run faster, jump ...

Perform Lying Cable Bicep Curls to Build Bigger Arms

When it comes to building muscle, it's not just what you do but also how you do it. You can do curls with heavy weight but it won't help much unless...

4 Ways to Integrate Injury-Prevention Training Into Your Workouts

The goal and focus of working with athletes is to keep our best players strong and safe on the field, explosive and conditioned, ready to dominate every...

Why a Workout Cooldown Is as Important as Warming Up

Nowadays people have a much better understanding that warming up is important before training so they can prevent injury, improve focus, and physically...

Complete Shoulder Warm-Up for Strength and Stability

We've all been there before. You approach the bench and haphazardly warm up with the barbell, and immediately begin your set thereafter. Completely...

How to Shoot a Basketball for a More Accurate Shot

What's More Important the Make or the Mechanics? All across the country in gyms everywhere there are basketball players shooting basketball trying to...

Improve Your Workout Warm-Up With Ramp-Up Sets

This is the best way to make your workout warm up meaningful for strength movements. Period. I really enjoy it on the bench, but it works well for many...

A Better Way to Warm Up With Heavy Weights

While foam rolling and dynamic warm-ups have become standard operating procedure for the modern athlete preparing for a lifting session, few trainees...

How Vibration Training Improves Sports Performance and Health

Whole-body vibration training is making how we train more effective. Many pro teams and elite performance facilities employ this method with their...

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