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

4 Training Tips to Improve Balance and Coordination

Your proprioception, or sense of physical self, is what allows you to move naturally throughout the world, go through motions, or participate in...

By: Gary Moller

Your Eyes Could Be Killing The Effectiveness of Your Training. Here's How to Fix It

Vision. It's one of the most underrated components of athletic performance. Can you imagine a blindfolded LeBron James or Tom Brady trying to lead ...

By: Brandon Hall

8 Single-Leg Exercises for Sports Performance and Health

Single-leg strength is a critical and overlooked aspect of sports performance training. Too many athletes would rather load up a barbell Squat or Dead...

By: Andy Haley

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

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.