Squat Articles

Squats may be a physically demanding exercise, but the performance benefits gained by incorporating this lift into your workout is worth the effort. Whether you're working to build pure power, strength, balance or flexibility, there is a Squat variation that will help you achieve your training goal. STACK has everything to help you master the Squat, including how-to instruction for performing the exercise, directions for completing multiple variations of the Squat, and video featuring elite athletes performing the Squat.

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How Overcomplicated 'Core Training' Is Making Athletes Worse

With the rise of social media and the increasing devaluation of the term "functional," core training is broader than ever. Surf Instagram and you'l...

5 Strength Training Tips for High School Hockey Players

If you're a high school hockey player, I've got great news for you. You're old enough to start lifting weights for real. You enter the Iron Game...

Does Bodyweight Training Count as Strength Training?

Far too often, educated strength and conditioning coaches get caught up in what the hottest books recommend as the do-or-die essentials of exercise. ...

3 Exercises That Can Help You Squat Without Knee Pain

"Squats are the devil." "They hurt my knees." "I can't do Lunges or Squats." "My knees can't take squats or jumping." These phrases have b...

Why Bands Are the Most Underrated Training Tool in Existence

Everyone steps into the gym with a goal. Some want to be bigger, faster and stronger. Some want to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. Some...

Todd Durkin, Trainer Behind NFL MVPs and Olympic Gold Medalists, Reveals His 9 Top Training Tips

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Why Every Athlete Should Train Single-Leg Jumps

This article is part 4 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Check out Parts 1, 2 and 3 here. ...

How Assisted Jumps Make You a Better Athlete (and Why You Don't Need Bands to Perform Them)

Vertical jump training can be confusing. Type into Google "how to increase vertical jump," and you'll find thousands of opinions. Some say you need...

How I Was Finally Able to Get Shredded Without Losing My Strength

I'm just going to be upfront and honest. The process of getting strong enough to lift Thor's Mjolnir hammer but also shredded enough to turn heads ...

How Athletes Can Make Their Warm-Up Less Mindless and More Competitive

Should the warm-up be used just to raise body temperature, increase range of motion and slowly prepare the body for the training? Or can we be more pr...

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