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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3 Exercises That Will Increase Your Golf Shot Accuracy

Anyone who has ever walked onto the driving range, stepped into the tee box, or approached the green knows how frustrating the game of golf can be. As...

Build Back Strength and Core Stability With the Banded Inverted Row

Various old and new training methods can assist in an athlete in achieving a great functioning athletic body. However, to achieve a strong upper body...

7 Exercises for Pitchers to Improve Shoulder Strength and Mobility

In baseball, and in any overhead sport, proper shoulder function is critical to sport performance and longevity in the sport. When we get our baseball...

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...

3 Hip Stability Exercises That Create a Foundation for Strength and Speed

Just about every competitive athlete knows about the benefits of powerful hip strength. These movements include the squat, deadlift, clean, snatch, push...

This Surprisingly Fun Form of Exercise Burns Just as Many Calories As Running

Not many people like running. It can be dull. It can be exhausting. The pounding it puts on your body can lead to overuse injuries. But it's...

Benefits of the Bird Dog Exercise

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

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...

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...

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...

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