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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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...

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...

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...

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...

Studies Conclude That Isometric Training Can Reduce 'Jumper's Knee' Pain

On the path to jumping higher and sprinting faster, many athletes encounter a condition known as "jumper's knee," which is medically referred to as pa...

Perform These 3 Movements Every Morning to Increase Energy and Athleticism

Every athlete wakes up with aches and pains from their training during the week. The easiest way to fix this issue is to take care of your mobility an...

Add 50 Pounds to Your Back Squat in 8 Weeks With the Barbell Hip Thrust

When looking at success and failure in sports, many athletes find their downfall comes from a lack of strength. Researchers and coaches often evaluate...

A Beginner's Guide to Coaching Olympic Lifts: Starting Strong

This article is Part 1 of a series on coaching the Olympic lifts The Snatch and the Clean and Jerk are highly popular exercises in strength and con...

These Chair-Based Exercises Can Transform Your Body Fast

Though chairs are mainly used for sitting, they can also be used productively and creatively to perform several fantastic exercises. When you can't ge...

Simple Rules to Follow When Training Very Young Athletes

We've all heard the age old theory that strength training for younger children will stunt their growth and ultimately hinder their athletic developmen...

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