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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Why Elite Pro Athletes Warm Up Without Shoes—And Why You Should Too

Shoe companies spend millions of dollars designing footwear intended to enhance athletic performance. They all claim to help you run faster, jump ...

This Simple 5-Minute Test Could Revolutionize The NFL Combine

The NFL Combine as we know it could change in the near future. National Football Scouting Inc., the company that runs the Combine, has established...

What Parents Need to Know About Their Kid's Strength Training Program

A Parent's Guide to Strength & Conditioning What Parents Need to Know About Their Kids Strength Training Program Want to give your child an edge over...

Half-Kneeling Exercises Will Improve Your Strength, Speed and Agility

If you are not familiar with half-kneeling training, odds are you are missing out on a lot of training benefits either as a strength coach or an...

10 Golf Swing Exercises for More Powerful and Accurate Shots

Golf is one of the most technical sports that athletes play and requires a great deal of muscular balance. An athlete's motor skills need to be right on...

2 Elements Often Missing From Workouts to Get Faster

Athletes are constantly in search of gaining an advantage over their opponent, and speed is often the line between success and failure. Incorporating...

The Secret Training Behind Dirk Nowitzki's Ridiculous Longevity

After nearly two decades in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki is still draining shots and creating match-up nightmares. The 37-year old from Würzburg, Germ...

Try This Shoulder Mobility Exercise for Strong, Healthy Shoulders

In my Full-Body Training: 4 Dumbbell Ring Training Exercises we touched on how Gymnastic Rings are becoming more common in fitness facilities. Ring...

Eliminate Imbalances and Prevent Injuries with Unilateral Training

Unilateral training involves using a single limb to perform movements in contrast to the typically used bilateral training use of both limbs. This is...

Teach Your Muscles to Work Together With Landmine Exercises

As a Sports Performance Specialist, I have noticed that sports performance, power, strength and endurance can take athletes only so far, especially when...

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