Reaction Time

A quick reaction time is key to having explosive athletic performances during game time. Any athlete can benefit from improving this skill needed for speed, coordination and ball control. Learn how to increase your abilities with sport-specific drills, training and techniques. Get quicker and train smarter for the season to impress your coaches, scouts and opponents using STACK's insider information.

Latest in Reaction Time

Improve Upper-Body Speed and Power With Boxing Pad Work

Where I live in the UK, I have seen a raise in the number of academy level clubs participating in boxing training and more specifically, pad work. Bad...

By: Gethin James

Why All Athletes Should Try Ping Pong

A few years ago, I was pretty good at table tennis (or ping pong—whatever you want to call it). My brother and I could rally back and forth at a f...

By: Andy Haley

Can a Faster Brain Increase Sports Performance?

What is there were ways to increase athletic performance by changing signals that increase brain speed? What if you nearly see things happen before they...

By: Chris Costa

Exercise of the Week: Reactive Tennis Ball Shuffle

STACK Exercise of the Week helps you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. The Exerc...

By: Andy Haley

Upper- and Lower-Body Drills For Better Reflexes

A misstep that leads to a missed tackle or a swing that's a second too late: in competition, a single second can be the difference between a win and...

By: Z Altug

Latest Videos in Reaction Time

STACK Performance Series 28: Better Goaltending With Jean-Sebastien Giguere

NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere develops solid reaction skills with a BOSU drill. Learn how incorporating this drill into your workout can improve your hockey abilities.

Build Rotational Power for Baseball in the adiPure Trainer

Athletes' Performance founder and owner Mark Verstegen provides instruction for two exercises, Med Ball Single-Leg Rotational Throws and the Three-Hurdle Drill, and explains the benefits of performing the drills in the adiPure Trainer.

Tennis Ball Reaction Agility Drill

Speed Strength Systems owner Tim Robertson explains how to perform the Tennis Ball Reaction Agility Drill and reveals why this exercise will increase quickness, speed and reaction time, thus improving tennis defense.

Rope Endurance Training With Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford works through Ropes Gone Wild, an exercise designed to hone his play reading and reaction, plus improve his conditioning.

Hope Solo Single-Arm Dumbbell Snatch/Depth Jump

U.S. Women's <a href=””><s>Soccer</s></a> goalkeeper Hope Solo performs a Single-<br>Arm Dumbbell Snatch/Depth Jump With Ball Superset to improve her explosive goaltending<br> ability.