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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Post-Activation Potentiation: How This Unique Training Trick Can Help You

Post-activation potentiation (PAP) is a training concept that has garnered a lot of attention among lifters and strength coaches in recent years. Why?...

How You Can Create Your Own Reverse Hyper 'Machine' in Any Gym

When discussing lower-body training, it's not uncommon to hear athletes say things like, "Ugh, Deadlift KILLS my back!" or "whenever I go heavy on Bac...

How to Cue the Youth Athlete Without Losing Your Mind

Working with youth athletes can be tremendously rewarding for a strength and conditioning coach, but it's also undeniably tricky. Depending on the age...

4 Squat Variations That Should Be in Your Training Arsenal

Many trainers, coaches and lifters believe that the basic Barbell Back Squat is the ultimate lift. They're not necessarily wrong, but some issues can ...

Athletes Who Want to Run Fast Shouldn't Waste Time With Traditional Leg Curls

Hamstring injuries can be a real problem for sprinting athletes. Not only do they sideline the athlete for weeks at a time, but they are also very lik...

The One Bodyweight Movement That Can Reveal a Thousand Flaws

The initial assessment of a client or athlete can be one of the most valuable tools for a strength coach. Baseline assessments provide an initial o...

Why You Should Train Your Upper Back Every Day

A strong upper back is arguably one of THE most important physical attributes for any strength endeavor. That may sound ridiculous, but it's true. ...

How Too Much Pick-Up and Too Little Strength Training Hurts Young Basketball Players

Playing pick-up basketball is great. Working on your skills in a game-like environment against willing opponents certainly has value, there's no de...

Why You Should Squat With a Safety Bar Even If You Aren't Injured

Over the past decade, we've witnessed a noticeable paradigm shift in the strength and conditioning industry. Whereas heavy Back Squats once reigned...

How Overcomplicated 'Core Training' Is Making Athletes Worse

With the rise of social media and the increasing devaluation of the term "functional," core training is broader than ever. Surf Instagram and you'l...

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