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Why Soccer Players Need Rotational Power (and How to Build it)

If you want to be the best soccer player possible, you need rotational power.<p>While I am all for Squats, Lunge variations, Pull-ups, Push-ups and …

Workouts

What Is Range of Motion, and Why Is it so Important?

Range of motion.<p>It's a term that gets thrown around a lot these days, including here on STACK.com, but do you really know what it means?<p>Let's dive …

Exercise

3 Surefire Methods for Increasing Your Shooting Percentage

You already know how to shoot.<p>You've mastered your basic form and have gotten comfortable with utilizing it during games. But your shooting …

Self Defense

Can Your One-Rep Max Really Predict Your Jumping and Sprinting Ability?

"Just get stronger."<p>These words are repeated over and over by many strength and conditioning coaches, leading athletes to believe strength is the …

Exercise

How I Conquered My 'Runner's Knee' Pain

Every day millions of people suffer from knee pain.<p>Some know the cause of their pain, and others do not. I was recently afflicted with knee pain that …

Mayo Clinic

Why Young Athletes Shouldn't Lift Every Day

I've begun to notice a troubling trend with my athletes.<p>As a director of strength and conditioning at a private high school, I oversee many lifting …

Exercise

7 Athletes Who Make Insane Money Off Endorsement Deals

Pro athletes get paid plenty of money.<p>The average NBA player has a contract that sees them rake in $7.5 million a season, for instance.<p>But where …

Basketball

7 Gadgets Star Athletes Can't Live Without

Gadgets.<p>The pieces of technology that make our lives easier, more informed, and more entertaining.<p>Professional athletes love their gizmos just like …

Gear & Gadgets

Lamar Jackson is Already Breaking Ankles in the NFL

After an up and down debut in the Hall of Fame Game last week, Lamar Jackson bounced back against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, going 7/18 …

NFL

New Research Shows Aerobic Activity Shortly After Sustaining a Concussion Drastically Decreases Recovery Time

For decades, the prescription for a concussion was rest, rest and more rest.<p>Only once the symptoms subsided should exercise resume.<p>But new research …

Exercise

7 Favorite Mobile Apps of Pro Athletes

We love our phones.<p>We turn to them for entertainment, important updates, to stay connected with friends and family.<p>Professional athletes are no …

Apps

How The 'Snap Down' Drill Builds Explosive Athletes From the Ground Up

For athletes to truly grasp what it takes to be faster, more explosive and more agile, they must understand the relationship between their feet and …

Employment

How to Build Real Soccer Agility

The most common question I get from soccer parents and coaches is how to improve agility on the pitch.<p>After all, soccer is a game of …

Biomechanics

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another.<p>The trauma …

Physiotherapy

Pete Rose's 6 Tips for Breaking out of a Slump

Ted Williams once said that hitting a baseball is the most difficult thing to do in sports.<p>Pete Rose made it look effortless.<p>Rose's 4,256 career hits …

Why 'Anti' Movements Are an Athlete's Key to Functional Core Strength

Functional core strength.<p>It's one of the most debated topics in fitness and athletic performance. In the context of athletics, "functional" means …

Workouts

Drew Brees' Accuracy Is Still Incredible to Watch

Going into his 18th season, at the age of 39, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees still possesses some of the most jaw-dropping accuracy you'll …

Drew Brees

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Noah Spence Consumed 9,000 Calories a Day This Offseason

Entering his third year in the NFL, Noah Spence was committed to becoming a more complete player. As a defensive end, he wanted to transform his body …

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If You're Simply Assigning Sets and Reps, You're Failing as a Strength and Conditioning Coach

Strength and conditioning coaches have never been more important.<p>While the one-sentence job description for the role might be something as simple as …

Student Athletes

Watch This NCAA Track Star Reach a Ridiculous 26 MPH on a Self-Propelled Treadmill

George Alexandris heads into his senior year of track and field at the small D-III Montclair State University in New Jersey already holding the title …

New Jersey

Why It's Better for Young Athletes to Lift 'Too Light' Rather Than 'Too Heavy'

The high school sports landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.<p>In that time, athletic departments have implemented strength …

Exercise

How to Run an Effective Youth Soccer Practice

So, you've found yourself in charge of a youth soccer team.<p>First, congratulations! You have the opportunity to grow the sport and make a positive …

Sports Coaching

Why a Hard Workout Isn't Always a Good Workout

We live in a society that often equates "more" with "better."<p>Going overboard is engrained in American culture, and our approach to fitness is no …

Health

Italian Soccer Team Shares Ingenious Drills for Training Keepers to Save Deflections

Deflections are a goalkeeper's worst nightmare.<p>They think they have a bead on the ball, only to have it re-direct off an attacker or their own …

Soccer

Soccer Pro Kristen Hamilton Reveals Two Simple Ways Young Players Can Improve Their Games

Kristen Hamilton is elite.<p>The 26-year-old forward was a first-team All-American at the University of Denver, and she's also the school's all-time …

Sports Coaching

Getting Into the Boxing Ring Against Giannis Antetokounmpo Looks Like a Nightmare

Giannis Antetokounmpo is having himself an offseason. First there was the revelation that the Milwaukee Bucks star looks as swoll as he has his …

NBA

LeBron's Epic Motivational Speech to His Son's AAU Team: "If You Don't Want to Play a Role, Play Tennis or Golf"

LeBron James isn't your average sports parent.<p>While we would dissuade most parents from jumping into their son's pre-game huddle and delivering a …

Basketball

How a Revamped 'Ready' Position Helped Carlos Correa Step Up His Defense

Carlos Correa wasn't satisfied.<p>He was an All-Star and a World Series Champion in 2017, but he felt one area of his game was ripe for …

Baseball

Are You Eating Enough? If You're a Teen Athlete, the Answer's Probably No

In a world where everyone has an opinion on nutrition, and consumers are constantly blasted with miraculous claims from supplement companies looking …

Jerky

Add a Light Kettlebell to Your Foot to Crank Up The Effectiveness of Your Dead Bug

Every athlete must learn how to stabilize and brace their core to limit injuries and maximize movement.<p>When functioning properly, muscles like the …

Workouts