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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The Baseball Strength-Speed Continuum: The Phases of a Successful Offseason

Setting athletes up for success in their respective sport requires not only great programming, but great timing in regard to where a player is in thei...

Athlete Benchmarks: How Much Weight Should You Lift?

How much do you bench? This is probably the first thing you'll get asked when you talk about working out. But the million-dollar question is, how m...

3 Exercises Swaps to Help You Train if you Have Low-Back Pain

One of the biggest mistakes athletes often make during their playing career is training through pain rather than training around it. Sure, lifting ...

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Golf Game Inside the Weight Room

If you're looking to improve your golf game, it's time to head to the weight room. As with most sports, golf is now a year-round sport for many you...

Top 5 Ways to Boost Your Skating Speed

"What are the top five exercises to get faster for hockey in your opinion?" It's a question I get asked all the time. Since this is such a common q...

The Biggest Split Squat Mistake You Didn't Know You Were Making

When it comes to lower-body lifts, the Split Squat is one of the most effective and scalable options for athletes of all levels. The massive import...

What is the 'Conjugate Training System'?

What is the conjugate training system? Also known as the "Westside Method" because it was devised by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell gym in Colum...

5 Reasons Your Knees Always Hurt (and How to Finally Fix Them)

No one likes dealing with nagging pain. For athletes looking to enhance performance and get after it, such pain is particularly troublesome. All...

This Single-Leg Squat Variation Will Scorch Your Quads and Glutes

Lifting heavy is great. Lifting heavy all the time? Not so much. Adding some smart accessory work to your workouts builds muscle and gives the j...

Here's a 4-Week Strength Training Program Designed for Pre-Teen Athletes

When working with and designing a strength program for youth athletes (ages 13 and under), the goal is to keep it as simple and appropriate as possibl...

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