Stability and Balance Articles

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.

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How to Build Real Soccer Agility

The most common question I get from soccer parents and coaches is how to improve agility on the pitch. After all, soccer is a game of multi-directi...

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another. The trauma c...

9 Exercises You Can Do Everyday to Make Yourself a Better Athlete

Athletes know the importance of taking care of their body. But a few training sessions a week may not be enough to overcome the muscle imbalances a...

Fun Ways Youth Athletes Can Master 5 Fundamental Movements

Let us think back to childhood. What were the most invigorating and enthralling memories that bring on nostalgia? I remember feeling the most ca...

How a Yoga Ball and a Resistance Band Can Help Athletes Build the Best Type of Core Strength

"Anti-core training" is a massively important piece of the athletic development puzzle. The term "anti" refers to the resisting of lumbar flexion, ...

Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

Pistol Squats are a very difficult but equally rewarding bodyweight exercise. Pistol Squats are a great unilateral exercise that require strength, sta...

Why Your Balance Training Isn't Making You a Better Athlete (And What to Do Instead)

For many athletes, balance training means BOSU balls, stability balls and a variety of awkward-looking tasks performed on wobbly implements. Howeve...

Upgrade Your Bicep Curl With This Awesome, Athlete-Focused Variation From Russell Westbrook

Bicep Curls don't have a huge impact on sports performance. This should not come as Earth-shattering news to you. However, they do serve some pu...

Why Bulgarian Split Squats Are the Best Lower-Body Exercise for Athletes

Squatting is a necessity for athletes. It's a key movement pattern that must be trained to maximize strength, speed and power. But there's more tha...

Drew Brees Reveals the Secret Skill That Makes Alvin Kamara So Hard to Tackle

Trying to tackle Alvin Kamara is an exercise in futility. The New Orleans Saints rookie is the Houdini of halfbacks, sporting a remarkable ability ...

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