Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall

Brandon Hall was the Director of Content for STACK. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. He graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor's degree in English. He was a four-year letter winner at tight end on Lafayette's FCS football team. He's passionate about fitness, nutrition, and helping young athletes build confidence and life skills through sport.

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Cookout Commandments: What to Eat (and Avoid) at Your Summer BBQ

With July 4th right around the corner, it's the perfect time to talk about a classic American summer tradition—cookouts. They are not exactly co...

Why Every Football Lineman Should Also Throw Shot Put

Fifteen offensive linemen were named to the 2017 Associated Press All-America teams. Eleven of them threw shot put in high school. This is no me...

When Is it Safe For Kids to Start Drinking Coffee?

The more we learn about coffee, the more evidence there is that it can support a healthy lifestyle. The case for drinking coffee today may be stron...

Is Halo Top Ice Cream Actually Healthy?

I can confirm that Halo Top ice cream does indeed taste amazing. After hearing hype for months about this low-calorie, high-protein "healthy" ice c...

Is Trail Mix Actually Healthy?

Trail mix has been around for over a century. Its origins can be traced back to an outdoorsman named Horace Kephart, who helped plot the route of t...

Derrick Brown Nearly Quit Football To Focus on Basketball. Now He's An NFL Defensive Tackle

The defensive tackle out of Auburn is one of the most dominant, destructive prospects in recent memory. Hear his story in his own words. $bp("Br...

Is Your Vitamin C Supplement Actually Helping You Avoid Sickness?

It's the season for sickness. According to the CDC, "most of the time flu activity peaks between December and March." Cold season is also pegged to...

Is Jerky Actually Healthy?

Jerky is an attractive snack for athletes. For one, it's high in protein. But unlike other meat-based foods, jerky doesn't have to be refrigerated....

Is Sushi Actually Healthy?

Who doesn't love sushi? The traditional Japanese dish continues to gain popularity around the world and has entered the pantheon of foods that see...

The Side Plank Test That Humbled Me in a Hurry

Your core is more than just your abs. Athletic definitions of the "core" often include muscles not only in your abdomen, but also your pelvis, hips...

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