Shoulders Articles

Building muscle starts with upper-body and lower-body routines meant to help you progress as an athlete. Strong shoulders can help you throw harder, swing with more power or hit harder, no matter what sport you play. Let STACK's workout routines and training tips be your guide as your hit the weights and build up your delts.

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The 5 Best Kettlebell Shoulder Exercises

The shoulders are one hell of a joint. This complex ball and socket contraption allows for an incredible amount of freedom and function. Because of...

5 Bodyweight Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulders

It's no secret that bodyweight training is a valuable exercise technique. It effectively challenges your muscles anywhere and anytime. However, if you...

Why You Actually Should Arch Your Back While You Bench Press

Powerlifters are some of the strongest people on the planet. They train to lift as much weight as possible in the Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift, so ...

3 Key Ingredients Missing From Your Strength Program

Everyone has their own opinion on programming. What they like, what they think works, what they think doesn't work, and what they think hurts (and ...

Why the Push-Up to Renegade Row Can Get You Fit Fast

When it comes to exercises that provide the biggest bang for your buck, it's hard to find a better option than the Push-Up to Renegade Row. The Pus...

How to Finally Barbell Overhead Press Without Pain

Some lifters experience shoulder pain or discomfort when performing common vertical barbell pressing movements such as Military and Push Presses. A la...

Why Pitchers Need to Understand Hip and Shoulder Separation

Pitchers want to throw heat. One of the main factors in a pitcher's velocity is the torque that's achieved through hip and shoulder separation. Thi...

3 Factors to Consider When Training Swimmers

When you think of athletes who strength train, swimmers probably aren't the first ones who spring to mind. However, every athlete can benefit from ...

4 Ways Pitchers Can Improve Command and Control in the Weight Room

When a pitcher starts struggling to throw strikes, their first instinct is often to change their mechanics. However, this approach isn't always the...

These 6 Common Exercises Could be the Source of Your Shoulder Pain

As a trainer, I believe in a client's autonomy. I rarely will tell them to totally avoid an exercise, nor will I emphasize that they "must" perform...

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