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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The Off-Season Workouts That Helped Antonio Cromartie Get Signed By the Colts

NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie recently signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts' defense desperately needed help, and they are hoping that t...

Proprioception: Definition, Exercises for Improving and More

It's easy to take your body for granted. Without even thinking, you can move your limbs and balance on two feet. Or more impressively, you can sprin...

J.J. Watt's All-Pro Core Workout

J.J. Watt terrorizes opposing offenses with his brute strength and power. Yes, he's a strong guy who can lift enormous amounts of weight, but the foun...

Strength and Mobility Benefits of Training With Indian Clubs

Club swinging can be used as a tool to shore up certain holes you may have in your training program to improve total body health. Club swinging was a...

A Simple Strategy for Improving Your Balance

To improve athleticism, athletes need to do more than just play sports. Playing sports can improve athleticism if the athlete if coached on technique,...

Try This Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Challenge for Increased Strength

Kettlebell's are used tremendously in this field, along with Dumbbell's and Medicine Balls to progress athlete's from a half-kneeling variation to...

75 Percent of Pro Athletes Struggle With This Simple Core Strength Test. Can You Conquer It?

In a recent article, I wrote about my first-hand experience with the Functional Movement Screen at the Michael Johnson Performance Center. If y...

Find Your Weaknesses in Just 10 Minutes With The Functional Movement Screen

No athlete is perfect. There's always something to improve upon, something to fine-tune, something to optimize. Knowing those things is essential t...

Why Athletes Need Balance and Proprioception Training

Are Balance and or Proprioception Training Necessary? Vallice Ford B.S., M.S. USAW & N.E.S.T.A Proprioception derives from the Latin meaning "one's...

Why Seriously Strong People Use This Medieval-Looking Piece of Workout Equipment

If you have any experience in a gym, you've seen and probably used a BOSU Balance Trainer. It's a staple piece of equipment in facilities around the...

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