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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4 Squat Variations Every Athlete Should Know

It should not be news to you that the Back Squat is a critical exercise for the strength and conditioning of athletes. The Back Squat trains athlet...

Jump Higher With These 10 Tips You've Never Tried Before

For some athletes, vertical jump height is a major pain point. Everyone wants to jump higher, and when no one's proud of a weak vert. Those ...

Tweak Your Strength Training to Become a More Reactive, Explosive Athlete

Athletes who are interested in becoming more reactive and dynamic in sport need to make sure that their training programs reflect these traits. This m...

Here's Myles Garrett Belt Squatting Over 800 Pounds

Myles Garrett is an enormous human being. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing close to 280 pounds, Garrett is a physical specimen, more boulder than hu...

Top Strength Coaches Used to Love These Exercises—Now They Know Better

As a trainer, progression is everything. Just as exercises have progressions, it's your responsibility to continually evolve your education, methods, ...

Crank Up Your Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat With This Challenging Variation

The Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat is a gem of an exercise that should be performed on a regular basis to help increase single-leg pushing power, a ke...

Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

Busting 3 Myths About Training Baseball Players

There always seems to be rhetoric that strongly pushes one idea while totally denouncing another. This usually comes in the form of "always do this" o...

5 Rules for Running a Successful High School Strength and Conditioning Program

There are over 35,000 high schools across America. Most feature some sort of strength and conditioning program meant to enhance the performance of ...

Use These 5 Tips to Get a Killer Workout in 30 Minutes

Recently an athlete asked me, "What can I do if I only have 30 minutes to work out?" At first, I wasn't quite sure how to tackle that question. As ...

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