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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Here's Myles Garrett Belt Squatting Over 800 Pounds

Myles Garrett is an enormous human being. Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing close to 280 pounds, Garrett is a physical specimen, more boulder than hu...

By: Jordan Zirm

Top Strength Coaches Used to Love These Exercises—Now They Know Better

As a trainer, progression is everything. Just as exercises have progressions, it's your responsibility to continually evolve your education, methods, ...

By: Justin Ochoa

Crank Up Your Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat With This Challenging Variation

The Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat is a gem of an exercise that should be performed on a regular basis to help increase single-leg pushing power, a ke...

By: Kelvin King Jr.

Four Old-School Exercises That Still Get Great Results

Stuck in a rut with your offseason or in-season conditioning program? The following workout comprising of four old-school exercises can provide a refr...

By: Jim Carpentier

Busting 3 Myths About Training Baseball Players

There always seems to be rhetoric that strongly pushes one idea while totally denouncing another. This usually comes in the form of "always do this" o...

By: Brett Cummins

5 Rules for Running a Successful High School Strength and Conditioning Program

There are over 35,000 high schools across America. Most feature some sort of strength and conditioning program meant to enhance the performance of ...

By: J.T. Kotowski

Use These 5 Tips to Get a Killer Workout in 30 Minutes

Recently an athlete asked me, "What can I do if I only have 30 minutes to work out?" At first, I wasn't quite sure how to tackle that question. As ...

By: Tanner Batten

Mechanical Drop Sets: Your Secret to Crushing Heavier Weight and Building More Muscle

Mechanical Drop Sets are one of the most efficient and effective tools for packing on slabs of muscle. In a typical drop set, you perform a set of ...

By: Kevin Warren

Use These 6 Simple Tests to Find Your Perfect Squat

We can all agree that the Squat is a foundational movement. It can be used to develop strength, power and muscle mass. Being able to Squat without pai...

By: Josh Williams

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.

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