Core Articles

Staying balanced and powerful starts with the core, the collection of muscles around an athlete's lower back and midsection. Train your core with advanced movements or get started with a few beginner-level exercises. STACK will show you the right way to get abs as an athlete and explain how your core can help you perform better in your sport with workouts and tips from the best in the business.

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Why Improved Stability—Not More Stretching—Could Be Your Best Solution for Tight Muscles

Common thought dictates that if a muscle feels tight, we should be stretching it. A number of common movement issues are blamed on muscle X or Y be...

By: Chris Cooper

5 Advanced Core Exercises for Soccer Players

I am not a fan of Crunches. It is a bold statement, but Crunches do not translate to improved soccer performance or reduced risk of injury on the p...

By: Erica Suter

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

5 Exercises That Will Increase Your Soccer Shooting Power

It's the first day of soccer practice to start the new season. All the new and returning players arrive at the pitch. The coach drops a bundle of new ...

By: Tyler Tredway

3 Simple Gymnastic Ring Exercises That Will Help Anyone Build More Muscle

Gymnastic rings are one of the best training tools for developing a strong and muscular upper body. One look at the upper-body development of male ...

By: Yunus Barisik

Save Yourself From Low Back Pain With These 9 Exercises

Have you ever had a sore back and wondered what you did to cause it? Maybe it was the way you slept or something you did at the gym. But no matter wha...

By: Chris Cooper

Upgrade Your Bicep Curl With This Awesome, Athlete-Focused Variation From Russell Westbrook

Bicep Curls don't have a huge impact on sports performance. This should not come as Earth-shattering news to you. However, they do serve some pu...

By: Brandon Hall

3 Exercises to Finally Fix Your Tight Hip Flexors for Good

Tight hip flexors are a common complaint heard from athletes across all sports. Could it be from sitting in a desk for 8-plus hours a day if they are ...

By: Mitch Gill

Train These Little-Known Hip Muscles for a Big Boost in Performance

It's no secret we all have weaknesses that tend to cause problems in the weight room, on the field of play and in our daily lives. If you're a an athl...

By: Gavin McHale

The Best TRX Core Exercise You've Never Seen

Equipment like TRX straps can give athletes some of the largest bang for their buck in the entire gym when it comes to workload efficiency. One of ...

By: Justin Ochoa