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Speed Training Warm-Ups to Get You Up and Running

An effective speed training warm-up is done both to prevent injuries and to improve performance. Traditionally, warm ups are divided into two parts -...

Exercise of the Week: Kettlebell Snatch

Every Wednesday, STACK brings you a new Exercise of the Week to challenge your strength, speed, conditioning or flexibility—or all of the above. ...

Get Geared Up for the Wall Jump Obstacle

Coming out of a trail and encountering an eight foot wall jump obstacles can intimidate anyone that is new to the sport of obstacle course racing.  Just...

Alternatives to Olympic Lifts for Power Development

For years, the gold standard for developing power in the weight room has been Olympic lifts—the Clean, the Snatch and their variations. Both cli...

Proper Breathing Technique for Kettlebell Swings

Would you train an Olympic lifting athlete underwater? Probably not. To put it mildly, the lack of oxygen would cause an extreme decrease in perfo...

Do Kettlebell Swings Prevent Injuries?

You have a sore back, so you go see your athletic trainer. He doesn't take you through a typical stretching drill. In fact, his prescription is so...

The Most Underutilized Piece of Equipment for Healthy Shoulders

Since it does so much pushing, pulling, throwing and lifting, both in everyday life and in the gym, the shoulder joint takes a beating. And since ...

Troubleshooting the Kettlebell Swing

If the Kettlebell Swing isn't a part of your workouts, it's time to reassess your training. It's one of the simplest and most effective ways to increa...

2 Must-Try Kettlebell Complexes

Just about anyone can crank out serious lifts with dumbbells and barbells. But to really stand out on the field, you need to stand out in the weight...

Ask the Experts: What's the Difference Between a Kettlebell and a Dumbbell?

Q: What's the difference between a kettlebell and a dumbbell? A: A weight is a weight, right? Not exactly. A kettlebell's unique shape shifts the w...

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