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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7 Essential Warm-Up Drills That Most Athletes Ignore

Warming up is an often overlooked but very important part of a training session that should never be overlooked. When talking warm ups, dynamic is best,...

By: John Papp

How MMA Star Bobby Nash Plans to Become the UFC's Fittest and Most Dominant Fighter

Bobby Nash was born to fight in the UFC. He has just the right amount of grit, toughness, competitiveness and hard working attitude needed to embra...

By: Andy Haley

How to Do Back Squats the Right Way

The Back Squat is a lower-body exercise that strengthens the glutes, hamstrings and quads. It's often referred to as "the king of all exercises" due t...

By: Andy Haley

4 Kettlebell Strength Exercises for Beginners

Barbells are a great way to build strength as they allow for heavy loads to be lifted. However, when it comes to entering the weight room for the first...

By: Samuel Feldman

How the Army Is Training Soldiers Like Athletes

Army workouts are notoriously brutal. You can probably imagine soldiers lined up performing a seemingly endless number of Push-Ups with a Drill Serge...

By: Andy Haley

Why Resistance Band Workouts Are Perfect for Young Athletes

Speed and Strength are both highly sought after training attributes in sports. Resistance band exercises have the potentinal to traing both of these...

By: Nic Shea

8 Single-Leg Exercises for Sports Performance and Health

Single-leg strength is a critical and overlooked aspect of sports performance training. Too many athletes would rather load up a barbell Squat or Dead...

By: Andy Haley

Use Heavy Sled Pushes to Improve Acceleration

In team sport settings' acceleration is king for high level sports performance. It's typical in field based sports for athletes to intersperse repeat...

By: Erick Avila

Get Stronger on Summer Vacation With This 15-Exercise Outdoor Workout

A Full-Body Summer Outdoor Workout: Convenient Sports Conditioning Curb and Sidewalk Exercises By Jim Carpentier, CSCS When you can't get to the school...

By: Jim Carpentier

How to Add Leg Strength Without Squats

Squats are great, let's just get that out of the way. The squat pattern is a wonderful way to build lower body strength and is often viewed as the...

By: John Papp

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