Stretching Articles

Too often overlooked and under appreciated, stretching is actually a very important aspect of training for any athlete. If incorporated into workouts, stretching has the ability to help speed up recovery and build muscle, as well as heal and prevent injuries. Turn to STACK for the perfect stretches needed to amp up your workout routine as well as guides on how to incorporate Pilates and yoga into your training plans.

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Your Favorite Hip Flexor Stretch Is Actually Making You Tighter

On an almost weekly basis, I'll begin working with a new client or athlete who waxes poetic on how "tight" his or her hip flexors are. They'll ...

Already Mastered Box Jumps? Here's How to Take Your Jump Training to the Next Level

This article is part 3 in a four-part series on programming and progressing jump training for field sport athletes. Read Parts 1 and 2 here. Let's ...

How Static Stretching Changes Your Body (and Not Always for the Better)

I hear it from coaches and parents all the time: "Make sure you stretch! All these girls keep getting injured because they aren't stretching!" Alth...

Examining the Science Behind 4 Popular Recovery Techniques

In a previous article, I discussed how proper eating, sleeping and hydration are the biggest factors in helping your body recover after a workout. ...

6 Thoracic Spine Exercises to Improve Mobility

Most experienced coaches know that one of the fastest ways to clean up a nagging shoulder, neck, or lower back problem is to improve mid-back mobility...

The Pre-Round Routine That's Helped Henrik Stenson Become the World's Most Accurate Golfer

Henrik Stenson is relentlessly consistent. Over the course of a tournament, many of his competitors will spray shots into danger zones and put up t...

The 5-Minute Warm-Up You Must Do Before Squats

Squats are terrific for building muscle and burning fat—unless your form is terrible. Without the proper warm-up, athletes can suffer a variety of i...

6 Everyday Stretches for People Who Sit Too Much

Everyday stretches for anyone who sits for a living or sits too much at home. Sitting is the new smoking. Sitting for eight hours a day can be just as...

Pre-Workout Static Stretching Can Sabotage Your Strength and Muscle Gains

Stretching can play an important role in athletic development. Maintaining normal, controlled range of motion is essential to feeling healthy, perform...

The 20-Minute 'No Excuses' Navy SEAL Bodyweight Workout

Don't have time to work out? Lack access to equipment, machines or the right gym? You will not get a pass from Brad McLeod, a former Navy SEAL who'...

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