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 Does Someone Train to be 'Athletic'?

Achieving the top level of athleticism is the ultimate goal for any athlete looking to play at the next level. In the end, this is going to be one...

A World-Renowned Sports Surgeon Urges You to Stop Using These 6 Dumb Exercises

You can exercise for fun, or for training, or both. Exercise wisely, in ways that help you in sports or your daily life. But don't do exercises that a...

Why Athletes Should Avoid the Smith Machine

Every few weeks, an athlete will ask me about the Smith machine. Normally, it goes something like, "Hey Coach, there's this thing at the Y where th...

3 Reasons Why You Should Use Pause Reps

There is a million and one ways to make your exercises more difficult. But there is only one method that possesses such brutality and agony that it...

Knee Valgus Is the Movement Deficiency That Plagues Many Young Athletes

Knee Valgus refers to a moment during a squat or jumping movement where the knees cave in toward one another. Perhaps you're familiar with the imag...

Watch 180-Pound Purdue Freshman WR Rondale Moore Smash a 600-Pound Squat

When they first arrive on a college campus, most freshman football players are simply trying to survive team workouts. Rondale Moore isn't most fre...

3 Single-Leg Exercises Every Athlete Should Utilize

Single-leg exercises might be the most under-appreciated and under-utilized training tactic in sports performance. I believe the biggest reason for th...

The Most Effective Suspension Trainer Exercises

The suspension trainer. It's a tool that can enhance almost any strength and conditioning or fitness program because of its many unique benefits. T...

Here's Why You Should Train With a 'Landmine'

As a college strength and conditioning coach, it helps to be creative when dealing with a large team in a small weight room. With a lot of my time ...

You Can Perform These 'No Excuses' Exercises Anytime, Anywhere

Sports conditioning, fitness and health professionals hear many excuses why people skip exercise. They're too tired to train; no time to exercise; bad...

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