Stretching

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.

Latest in Stretching

How to Stretch After Sitting in Class All Day

When you're working an office job, you're liable to develop aches, pains and stiffness from sitting at a desk in front of a computer for eight hours a...

By: Gary Moller

Try the Couch Stretch for Tight Quads

As an athlete, you use your quads a lot. They're active every time you sprint, change directions, jump up for a ball, lunge or squat. Combined with ou...

By: Andy Haley

How Long to Hold a Stretch to Improve Flexibility

Stretching arguably is one of the most butchered aspects of training. Unless you have a strength coach or you're a gym rat, there's a good chance you ...

By: Andy Haley

7 Essential Warm-Up Drills That Most Athletes Ignore

Warming up is an often overlooked but very important part of a training session that should never be overlooked. When talking warm ups, dynamic is best,...

By: John Papp

How MMA Star Bobby Nash Plans to Become the UFC's Fittest and Most Dominant Fighter

Bobby Nash was born to fight in the UFC. He has just the right amount of grit, toughness, competitiveness and hard working attitude needed to embra...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Stretching

STACK Sports Health: The Best Stretches for Tight Quads

Use the Couch Stretch to relieve tight quads and fix hip mobility.

Improve Full-Body Flexibility With These Stretch Machine Exercises

The Gronk Fitness Stretch Machine allows athletes to stretch out their major muscle groups after a workout, ensuring a quality cool-down and enhanced recovery.

Arizona Shortstop Nick Ahmed's Hip Mobility Series

Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed performs a two-exercise hip mobility series during an off-season workout to stay healthy at the end of an intense lower-body strength day. Ahmed performs Deep Squats and a Manual Hip Stretch to keep his hips mobile.

Warm-Up and Training Basics with L.A. Kings Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford

Go behind the scenes with pro hockey stars Matt Greene and Kyle Clifford to see their secrets for warming-up and staying in shape.

6 Power Plate Exercise Variations

Power Plates are typically used by strength coaches for dynamic warm-ups and recovery workouts, and by physical therapists for rehab and injury prevention routines.