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Lacrosse Face-Off Technique: The Jam

You need fast hands to win a lacrosse face-off. They allow you to get to the ball quicker, move to an advantageous position and get the ball to on...

Lacrosse Face-Off Technique: The Clamp

A lacrosse face-off is like a game of "rock, paper, scissors." Each player goes in with a plan, and the one with the better plan—assuming he exe...

How ACL Injuries Are Detected on the Field

You see an athlete go down and clutch his knee. The sports medicine staff sprints out and immediately begins assessing the situation, grabbing, bend...

3 Exercises to Alleviate Low-Back Pain

If you are dealing with low-back pain, it's time to take action. Whether the pain is only moderately bothersome or completely debilitating, it's tim...

How to Stabilize Your Ankle After You Roll It

Every athlete knows how a rolled ankle can affect performance. If you've been playing for awhile, you've either seen it happen to a teammate or ex...

How to Fix Forward Head Posture

I'm sure you've had someone try to fix your posture. But did they tell you that bad posture—specifically a forward head tilt—can actually hurt y...

Benefits, Uses and How-To of Grip Training

Increasing the weight on the bar should be a goal of every athlete; and an often overlooked but effective way to achieve it is by developing a stron...

Increase Your Competitive Level With Board Pushes

Finding new, creative and safe ways to increase your competitive level in a strength and conditioning program is crucial to your success. One of the b...

STACK Expert Rob Taylor Hosting SMARTER Team Training Conference

Rob Taylor, founder and owner of SMARTER Team Training, will host the sixth annual SMARTER Team Training Strength and Conditioning/Athletic Develo...

Robert Taylor Named STACK Expert of the Month

Robert Taylor, founder and owner of SMARTER Team Training, has been named STACK's Expert of the Month for May 2012. He will receive a $500 cash aw...