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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Mechanical Drop Sets: Your Secret to Crushing Heavier Weight and Building More Muscle

Mechanical Drop Sets are one of the most efficient and effective tools for packing on slabs of muscle. In a typical drop set, you perform a set of ...

By: Kevin Warren

Use These 6 Simple Tests to Find Your Perfect Squat

We can all agree that the Squat is a foundational movement. It can be used to develop strength, power and muscle mass. Being able to Squat without pai...

By: Josh Williams

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

Why Every Athlete Needs In-Season Strength Training (and How to Do It Right)

You've just spent the last four to six months training hard and pushing your body to new limits. You have gotten bigger, stronger and faster with hope...

By: Mitch Gill

5 Exercises That Will Increase Your Soccer Shooting Power

It's the first day of soccer practice to start the new season. All the new and returning players arrive at the pitch. The coach drops a bundle of new ...

By: Tyler Tredway

These 3 Tiny Tweaks to Common Exercises Can Give You Big Results

Athletes inside the weight room should ask, "Why?" Why are we doing this lift? Why are we doing this many sets? Why do I do it like this when I saw...

By: Justin Ochoa

Standard Front Squats Too Painful? Try This Comfortable, Pain-Free Variation

The Front Squat is an amazing exercise for total body strength, but many lifters struggle with the classic front racked position due to mobility limi...

By: Tim Danchak

This 'Tailpipe' Finisher Trains You to Breathe Better While Building Lower-Body Strength

Leg day is the most skipped workout of all the muscle groups, yet it is the most important! When you train your legs properly, your overall strengt...

By: Joe Pepe

The Split Squat: How to Master This Powerful Lower-Body Exercise

The Split Squat is a powerful exercise due to its ability to build stability and strength in a unilateral stance. These are key components of athletic...

By: Mitch Gill

Hockey Players: Fix Your Bad Hips With These 3 Mobility Exercises

Tight, immobile hips bother practically every hockey player at all levels of competition. Being tight in the front of your hips can lead to a bunch...

By: Yunus Barisik