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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5 Gymnastics Conditioning Exercises to Improve Body Mobility

Often used by elite level gymnast, but certainly not limited to them, these gymnastics conditioning exercises for mobility are incorporated into the...

Improve Reaction Time by Training in the Dark

Ever tried to jump up from a dead sleep in the middle of the night and run as fast as you can to the bathroom in someone else's house? Well, when you...

9 NFL Stars Who Grew Up Playing Soccer

Soccer is a fantastic sport for sharpening footwork, agility, vision, reaction time and conditioning. That's exactly why football coaches like Mike Le...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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