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Make Bicep Curls More Effective With This Simple Adjustment

By: Andy Haley The way most people do Biceps Curls is flat out wrong. OK, that might be an exaggeration. But you’re probably not getting the most muscle building benefits from the exercise. When you first learned how to curl, … Continue reading


 

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

The Cleveland Gladiators announced additional details today regarding their open Free Agent Combine on Saturday, January 21stat Lost Nation Sports Park West in Lorain, Ohio. Registration will begin at 8:00 am with tryouts to take place from 9:00 am – … 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