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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2 Fixes for Tight Hips You've Never Tried Before

Nowadays, just about everyone feels their hips are too tight. It's a complaint Ryan Summers and Matt Stevens, physical therapists and co-owners of ...

Your At-Home Thanksgiving Workout

  For better or worse, Thanksgiving has become a day to overeat with loved ones. A huge Thanksgiving meal can make you feel sluggish, demotivating...

20-Minute Full-Body Thanksgiving Day Workout

Thanksgiving is here! Time for some relaxation, gratitude and a chance to have some quality family time. The best part for an athlete is you finally get...

The Damian Lillard Workout

For basketball fans, Damian Lillard is must-see TV. The four-time NBA All-Star puts up dazzling numbers and has a penchant for coming through in press...

The 10 Best Yoga Poses for Athletes

People have practiced yoga for centuries, but modern athletes—including LeBron James, Evan Longoria and Patrick Peterson—have taken an interest ...

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 ...

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...

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. ...

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