The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week, we highlight the Single-Leg Stability Hold, an exercise that develops full-body strength and stability.
Who’s Doing It
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Increases single-leg strength and stability
Increases core strength and stability
Sports Performance Benefits
Although it only requires you to maintain a single position, the Single-Leg Stability Hold is incredibly challenging. The single-leg nature combined with your partner’s unpredictable pushes force your core and leg to fight for balance. It is particularly beneficial for basketball players, who often find themselves in a similar extended position when jumping. Locking down your core ensures that your opponents won’t outmuscle you for a rebound or knock you off your shot.
Single-Leg Stability Hold How To
Hold med ball overhead against wall
Step back three to four feet so body is at 30-degree angle
Lift leg so thigh is parallel to ground
Have partner push random body parts; resist movement
Repeat for specified time; perform set on opposite leg