Reaction Time Articles

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.

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Do Power Naps Actually Work? Here's What The Research Says

For most people, the word "nap" conjures images of drowsy toddlers and sleepy seniors. It doesn't exactly evoke chiseled athletes at the apex of hu...

We Tested JAWKU Speed, a Wearable Designed to Make Athletes Faster

Athletes already know they're active. It's why devices that simply track the number of steps taken or stairs climbed in a day might not be all that...

Watch Odell Beckham Jr. Show Off Crazy Quickness and Reflexes With His Tennis Ball Reaction Drill

Odell Beckham Jr. makes the impossible look pedestrian. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound New York Giants receiver has unbelievable reactions, hand-eye coordin...

How a Set of Flashing Lights Is Revolutionizing the Way Elite Athletes Train

The tool that's revolutionizing athletic training looks like the offspring of a Simon board. It's a series of small black disks, each capable of li...

Could This Non-Prescription Sleep Aid Be Your Key To Improved Focus And Performance?

Not getting enough sleep can have disastrous consequences. The scary part is that most Americans are feeling those consequences at this very moment...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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