Add 6 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in 3 Weeks With This Advanced Plyo Workout

By: Joel Smith Eight years ago, I came across two vertical jump training methods, which, when combined, changed the way I thought about training explosive athletic power. The combination of the ideals of the two systems facilitated explosive gains above … Continue reading


 

4 Jump Rope Drills for Speed, Agility and Quickness

By: Erick Avila Jump rope drills are one of the best ways to develop athleticism—agility, quickness, coordination, endurance and smooth footwork. Why? Well sports are played from the ground up, and jumping rope strengthens the muscles in the feet and … Continue reading


 

6 Tests to Identify a Strength Weakness

By: Andy Haley You can tell whether you are strong or not fairly easily. Can’t do more than five Pull-Ups? You need to work on your back strength. Can’t hold a Plank more than 20 seconds? You have core strength … Continue reading


 

5 Simple Nutrition Rules Every Athlete Should Follow to Improve Performance on the Field

By: Rob Scott Athletes want to be able to perform their best during competition. Not only must they work out to become their best, they also have to eat right. STACK talked with sports dietician Leslie Bonci to learn how … Continue reading


 

Gladiators Announce Free Agent Combine on January 21st

Click here to get the latest on all pro leagues and tryout information! Sign up, get scouted and start your pro career The Cleveland Gladiators announced additional details today regarding their open Free Agent Combine on Saturday, January 21stat Lost … Continue reading


 

Fix 3 Common Acceleration Mistakes to Get Faster

By: Joel Smith Speed in sports is all about the ability to accelerate as quickly as possible. The first few steps an athlete takes often dictate whether he or she can make the play. Unfortunately, common acceleration mistakes can hurt athletes … Continue reading


 

The 5 Muscles Athletes Neglect and How to Train Them

By: Brandon Hall The human body is a thing of wonder. When everything works in harmony, it’s like an orchestra in which each player knows his or her part. But when something’s out of whack, it can throw off the whole … Continue reading


 

How to Add 4 Inches to Your Vertical Jump in Two Weeks

By: Joel Smith If you’re looking for a great complex training method that will make you fast, strong and explosive in a short period of time, look no further than what is known as French Contrast training. I’ve never seen athletes … Continue reading


 

How to Supercharge Your Speed With Resistance Bands

By: PJ Nestler Speed development remains the most requested and sought after goal for athletes of all ages. But can we really develop speed in athletes, or is Usain Bolt just blessed and the rest of us doomed? World class speed … Continue reading


 

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