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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3 Simple Moves to Develop Explosive Power

3 Movements to Development Power Output This is a huge training component for Athletic Performance on and off the training field. What is Power? Moving...

By: BRPTraining

Build Full-Body Strength With This Sandbag Workout

Revive Stale Workouts with These Sports Performance-Boosting Indoor or Outdoor Sandbag Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS Sandbags of varying resistance...

By: Jim Carpentier

Improve Pitching Performance and Health With These Suspension Trainer Exercises

Watching a pitch in slow motion gives us a deeper insight into the power and violence that goes into one of the highest velocity movements in spots....

By: Nate Palmer

Guidelines for Training Teenage Athletes

As the strength and conditioning field progresses forward, myth's about strength training for the youth are being busted. It's becoming more and more...

By: Richard Kompf

Try Bottoms-Up Zercher Squats for Explosive Power

When it comes to the "Zercher Squat" it's probably one of the most misunderstood and underutilized exercises because its brutally hard, it hurts,...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

The 5 Keys to Jumping Higher

1. Get Stronger It's not sexy, but the single biggest contributor to a high vertical jump is strength. Strength, which can also be called force, is the...

By: Jon Drees

Try Zercher Marches for Strong Abs, Stable Hips and Mental Toughness

Building muscle and increasing athletic performance is a very strenuous task. It takes time, lots of hard work and an immense amount of stress on the...

By: Justin Ochoa

4 Keys to Speed Training (Plus a 4-Day Workout Plan)

Speed training is important for athletes of all ages and all sports. Speed is also a major focus on athletic assessment, so it can be used to determine...

By: John Cissik

Why Athletes Shouldn't Always be Concerned With Lifting Heavy Weights

Why Weight Lifting Matters the Least for an Athlete Lee Boyce Call it clickbait. Say what you will. We all know that hitting the weight room is a smart...

By: Lee Boyce

Test Your Lower-Body Strength With the Goblet Squat Challenge

There's a good chance you're not strong enough to Back Squat. Yet, this is the first Squat variation that many you will attempt if you haven't already...

By: Andy Haley

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