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

Benefits of the Bird Dog Exercise and 8 Challenging Variations

The quadruped bird dog exercise is a great movement for improving core stability and spinal rigidity. Performing it on a bench produces even greater...

By: Joel Seedman

Phoenix Suns Guard Leandro Barbosa Is Using Trampolines to Prepare for His 14th NBA Season

Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa has been in the NBA a long time. The 33-year-old is entering his 14th season. But still, even at his age, wheneve...

By: Rob Scott

Determining Whether You Should Train for Balance or Stability

Repeatedly in the training world, we see the addition of an unstable surface as a means to make an exercise more 'functional'. But what is the real...

By: Sherwin Vasallo

Improve Your Body's Ability to Move With Eccentric and Isometric Exercises

Increasing athleticism is all about learning how to move optimally. This involves acquiring sufficient range of motion within the joints, as well as...

By: Brian Donofrio

Proprioception: Definition, Exercises for Improving and More

It's easy to take your body for granted. Without even thinking, you can move your limbs and balance on two feet. Or more impressively, you can sprin...

By: Andy Haley

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.