Training

Why the Extreme ISO Lunge Should Be in Your Training Arsenal

Joel Smith STACK If there’s one thing that’s been a game-changer in improving athletic movement quality and reducing injury rates in my athletes, it’s been making Jay Schroeder’s extreme isometric training exercises a staple in my team workout sessions. I program these exercises, which involve holding an isometric in a stretch-range joint position, heavily in …
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3 Little-Known Kettlebell Movements That Tone Your Entire Body

Brandon Hall STACK A single medium-weight kettlebell is a fitness Swiss Army Knife. You may already be familiar with kettlebell exercises like the Swing and the Turkish Get-Up. However, those are far from the only fantastic exercises at your disposal. In this video, Ryan Summers, DPT and co-owner of Pure Physio (Strongsville, Ohio), shares three unique kettlebell moves you …
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How to Build Serious Single-Leg Strength (And Why It’s So Important)

Yunus Barisik STACK In a previous article, I established solid single-leg strength standards based on my many years of experience working with junior, D1 and pro hockey players. To recap, I consider split-squatting or lunging 1.5 times your body weight for five reps as “strong enough” for a field sport athlete. For example, an athlete weighing 180 …
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The Savage ‘Finisher’ That’s Actually Amazing for Your Body

Brandon Hall STACK “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.” It’s one of the most common coaching phrases out there. It’s also used to justify some of the worst programming a coach can come up with. Stuff that has little-to-no application to sport but beats athletes into exhaustion—a barrage of Burpees, marathon-length Bear Crawls, insane …