Stability and Balance

If you want to run faster, jump higher or throw harder, training stability and balance must be a top priority in your workout program. That's because every action and movement in sports involves an element of stability and balance. For example, stabilizing on a single leg when running, jumping or kicking, or controlling your body while drawing contact when driving to the net. Make the most of your workouts by incorporating balance and stability exercises into your training routine. Learn how with the foremost information from STACK's network of experts and elite athletes.

Latest in Stability and Balance

75 Percent of Pro Athletes Struggle With This Simple Core Strength Test. Can You Conquer It?

In a recent article, I wrote about my first-hand experience with the Functional Movement Screen at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. If y...

By: Brandon Hall

Find Your Weaknesses in Just 10 Minutes With The Functional Movement Screen

No athlete is perfect. There's always something to improve upon, something to fine-tune, something to optimize. Knowing those things is essential t...

By: Brandon Hall

Why Athletes Need Balance and Proprioception Training

Are Balance and or Proprioception Training Necessary? Vallice Ford B.S., M.S. USAW & N.E.S.T.A Proprioception derives from the Latin meaning "one's...

By: Vallice Ford

Why Seriously Strong People Use This Medieval-Looking Piece of Workout Equipment

If you have any experience in a gym, you've seen and probably used a BOSU Balance Trainer. It's a staple piece of equipment in facilities around the...

By: Andy Haley

Why Elite Pro Athletes Warm Up Without Shoes—And Why You Should Too

Shoe companies spend millions of dollars designing footwear intended to enhance athletic performance. They all claim to help you run faster, jump ...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Stability and Balance

World-Class Workouts With Todd Durkin: 2 Exercises to Improve Balance and Ankle Stability

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you two exercises that will improve your ankle strength and overall balance.

World-Class Workouts with Todd Durkin: Build Balance and Stability With This Exercise

In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you how to build balance and stability with the Barefoot Towel Drill.

MLB P Craig Kimbrel Dynamic Flexibility and Stability Series

MLB pitcher Craig Kimbrel performs a series of dynamic flexibility and band stabilization exercises with coaching by Dallas Terrell, head strength and speed coach at D1-Huntsville.

Core Strength and Stability Training With MLB P Craig Kimbrel

MLB pitcher Craig Kimbrel performs a series of strength and stability exercises targeting the core muscles, including Suspended Plank Circles, a Hanging Knee Raise, Split-Stance Rope Pull and Incline Plate Squeeze.

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.