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

Stabilizer Muscles: What They Are and Why They're So Important

Stabilizer muscles. It's a term that gets thrown around a lot on the internet—including here on STACK.com—but do you actually know what it mean...

By: Brandon Hall

This Exercise Will Make Your Balance Workouts Actually Work

I roll my eyes when I see people attempting to train for better balance as if they're a seal in a circus. This isn't training, it's shenanigans....

By: Tim DiFrancesco

Try This Yoga Sequence to Improve Your Balance and Coordination

When we think about balance, we often envision holding a Half Moon or Tree pose for 30 seconds without wavering. But falls don't usually happen when you...

By: Patricia Akins

2 Balance Workouts That Improve Strength and Stability

The Simple Core-Strengthening Movement Transforming Common Exercises into Challenging Workouts By Jim Carpentier, CSCS When workout time is limited for...

By: Jim Carpentier

3 Exercises That Will Increase Your Golf Shot Accuracy

Anyone who has ever walked onto the driving range, stepped into the tee box, or approached the green knows how frustrating the game of golf can be. As...

By: Mike Sirani

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.