3 Exercises to Help You Do More Pull-Ups

You might be a fan of old-time pictures of great bodybuilders like Dave Draper or Arnold Schwarzenegger performing this exercise on iconic Muscle Beach. The ability of this exercise to produce greater running speed makes it a strong choice. Of … Continue reading


Coach Explains What Marshawn Lynch and Odell Beckham Jr. Have in Common

The call always seems to come in around midnight. With Odell Beckham Jr., it was a text he sent me just after midnight one day in July. He was about to board a flight to Los Angeles, where I live, … Continue reading


This Tip Will Instantly Improve Your Bench Press Form

  How do you set up for a Bench Press? Do you lie on the bench, unrack the bar and just go to town pressing? Or do you take your time to set up and cue yourself to use optimal … Continue reading


5 Epic Sled Exercises That Build Faster, Stronger Athletes

By: Travis Hansen – Travis Hansen has been involved in the field of Human Performance Enhancement for over a decade, and he has over 25,000 hours of hands-on training experience. Want to improve your speed and power development? The sled can … Continue reading


Check Out First Round NFL Draft Pick Laquon Treadwell’s Crazy Receiving Drill

By: Jordan Zirm – Jordan Zirm is an Associate Content Director for STACK. After earning his BS in Journalism from the University of Missouri, he spent time writing for “Cleveland Scene Magazine” Ole Miss stud wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was taken … Continue reading


Defensive Back Drills to Improve Your Footwork

By: Joseph Potts – Joseph Potts, CSCS, is director of sports performance training at TopSpeed Strength & Conditioning (Kansas City), where he oversees athletes training for multiple sports. Great defensive backs constantly practice their footwork. They know that speed and strength … Continue reading


5 Must-Do Drills for Defensive Linemen

By: Brad Thompson You can turn on the TV on any fall Sunday and see players like J.J. Watt, Charles Johnson and Jared Allen making plays all over the field; but what you don’t see are the endless hours of practice that … Continue reading


3 Rules Every Good Speed Training Plan Must Follow

In sports, speed kills. Having breakaway speed when getting out of the hole can be the difference between a three-yard rush and a 45-yard run for a touchdown. Game-changing plays in sports nearly always occur at maximum velocities and require … Continue reading

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How Squats Benefits Your Athletic Performance

By: Josh Williams – Josh Williams is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He is a coach at Spurling Training Systems in Kennebunk, Maine.    The Squat is an exercise that we all know develops strong legs. Powerlifters have … Continue reading


Football Players: Run a Faster 40-Yard Dash with This 2-Week Strategy

By: Andy Haley – Andy Haley is the Performance Director at STACK. A certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Miami… The 40-Yard Dash is an opportunity to show off your speed. On testing … Continue reading