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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Perfect for Any Sport: Leg-Balancing Exercises

You practice balance every day by staying on your feet, so your current balance is probably sufficient for everyday tasks. But imagine how much bett...

Soccer Balance Drills to Improve On-Field Performance

Soccer is played on a single leg. Unless you are a goalie, you are doing something wrong if you have two feet planted on the ground. So, practicing ...

Exercise of the Week: Single-Leg Stability Holds

The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This w...

Basketball Balance Training For Court Performance and Injury Prevention

Good balance is essential to success on the basketball court. As a basketball athlete, you've chosen a sport that requires an abundance of unbalan...

Build True Strength and Stability With Core Training

The core is the body's center of power generation, making it vital for athletic performance. For this reason alone, it's a hot topic of conversati...

Stability Training to Improve Your Golf Swing

Are you ready for this? The best training for golf: swinging a golf club. And the principle applies to any sport or activity. The best way to train ...

Walk the Line: The Art of Slacklining

Looking for an adventurous way to improve your core strength, balance, and concentration? Try slacklining, a balance test in which participants walk...

LaDainian Tomlinson's 3 Exercises for Productivity and Durability

As an NFL running back, LaDainian Tomlinson was the ultimate competitor and an elite playmaker who possessed a work ethic second to none. Accordin...

Building Strong and Mobile Shoulders, Part 3: Stability Training

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we provided a self test to measure your shoulder health and a strength workout. We now cover stability traini...

How to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy, Part 2: Shoulder Stability

As an athlete, your shoulder is one of your most often used joints. It suffers the brunt of contact from tackles, body checks and simply falling t...

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