Stability and Balance

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.

Latest in Stability and Balance

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

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Fun Ways Youth Athletes Can Master 5 Fundamental Movements

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How a Yoga Ball and a Resistance Band Can Help Athletes Build the Best Type of Core Strength

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Why Pistol Squats Are an Awesome Exercise For Athletes

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Why Your Balance Training Isn't Making You a Better Athlete (And What to Do Instead)

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Latest Videos in Stability and Balance

Field Hockey Dumbbell Reverse Lunge With Twist

In this field hockey training video, Tim Robertson of Speed Strength Systems explains how to perform the Dumbbell Reverse Lunge With Twist and reveals why this exercise increases shooting power.

Women's Lacrosse Single-Arm, Single-Leg Cable Row

Tim Robertson, Speed Strength Systems owner, explains how to perform the Single-Arm, Single-Leg Cable Row and how it improves overall strength and stability for women's lacrosse.

Field Hockey Physioball Jackknife With Push-Up

Tim Robertson, Speed Strength Systems owner, explains how to perform the Physioball Jackknife With Push-Up and reveals why this exercise results in improved field hockey performance by building core and upper-body strength.

Vince Young's Secret Quarterback Exercise for Throwing Velocity

NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Vince Young uses the Single-Leg BOSU Balance With Bodyblade to improve his balance and shoulder strength in an effort to increase his throwing velocity.

Toughest Abs Exercises at Velocity Sports Performance

Use these tough ab exercises to improve core stability so you can resist movement that may cause injury and improve your burst of speed by having a solid core.