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 Athletes Must 'Sense the Ground'

Your foot's relationship with the ground is paramount to athletic performance. Problem is, people are often visually dominant to the point of fault...

The Oak Hill Basketball Preseason Workout Program

*Editor's note: this article is co-authored by Bryan Meagher As AAU basketball has expanded, basketball for the high school-aged player has become ...

13 Amazing Weight Room Moves for Skiers and Snowboarders

Helping others increase fitness for winter sports is the lion's share of my job. My email inbox is often bombarded with messages asking what the be...

The Shocking Phenomenon That Shows Just How Movement-Starved Modern Kids Really Are

The serene interior of an elementary school classroom. Sunlight streams through the windows as a teacher scribbles basic arithmetic on the board. Some...

Why Athletes Should Practice 'Distracted Landings' in Their Training

If you're looking for a phenomenal way to challenge your athletes' strength, stability, coordination, landing technique and mental focus, I've got the...

How to Develop Better Athletic Balance

Balance is an important athletic skill. From Lionel Messi to Todd Gurley, many of the world's greatest athletes demonstrate exceptional balance on a r...

Why the 'Jump and Bump' Drill Should Be a Staple in Every Athlete's Training

The Jump and Bump Drill is awesome for many reasons. It's something we have used for years in helping with jumping and landing, and doing so after con...

How to Build Real Soccer Agility

The most common question I get from soccer parents and coaches is how to improve agility on the pitch. After all, soccer is a game of multi-directi...

Why Seeing a Physical Therapist—Even if You Don't Think You're Injured—Can Make You a Better Athlete

If you've ever played a sport or engaged in serious strength training, odds are good that you've been injured at one point or another. The trauma c...

9 Exercises You Can Do Everyday to Make Yourself a Better Athlete

Athletes know the importance of taking care of their body. But a few training sessions a week may not be enough to overcome the muscle imbalances a...

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