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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9 Awesome Ways to Use a BOSU Ball

You'll find many pieces of exercise equipment in a typical weight room. Some are great. Others are not the best use of your time. In this series, ...

Building Functional Balance for Figure Skaters

It's very easy to get carried away with our training, and fall into the addictive thought pattern that more is better. In my mind, we need to be wiser...

4 Basketball Balance and Agility Drills to Become a Way Better Shooter

Two of the most important factors in becoming a great basketball shooter are agility and balance. Agility allows you to find space and get open. W...

Improve Your Durability With 3 BOSU Exercises

Recent research indicates that neuromuscular training is essential for minimizing injuries to athletes such as ACL injuries, ankle sprains and lower...

Stability Training Can Improve Your Agility and Range of Motion

The physical demands of soccer rival that of the technical skills needed to succeed on the playing field. The successful athlete must balance the unique...

10 Balance Exercises That Will Make Every Athlete Better

Balance and stability are two key components for better athletic performance. They increase an athlete's center of gravity allowing them to produce...

Balance Exercises That Are Game-Changers

Homeostasis is the body's internal balance system. It is the regulation of everything organic, monitoring and changing blood pressure, body temperature,...

STACK Challenge: 60-Second Balance and Endurance Test

Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to ...

For Better Balance, Try Twice-a-Week Leg Workouts

Rethink Leg Workouts: How to Balance Your Training  It's time for the idea of a once-a-week leg day workout to be eliminated the athlete. While...

The Year-Round Core Workout

Is your conditioning program still only focusing on the big three: strength, size and speed? If so, you're missing an essential fourth "S" to comple...

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