How to Maintain Stability during Exercise

Stability during Exercise
Stability during Exercise

Exercising without stability is just like a piece of listening to music without the volume. You assume that you are enjoying your music but in reality, you don’t listen to your music. Similarly, if you want maximum output from your workout, you have to work for greater stability.

The base of support increases stability, that’s why the best position for every exercise is feet approximately shoulder-width apart. The second best option to increase your stability is to bend your knees to lower the center of gravity. The more you lower your body the greater you become stable.

Stability Exercises

There are hundreds of core exercises that can enhance maximum stability and increase the strength of core muscles. Make sure you must include core exercises when you are ready to follow any workout program.

Stability Balls

  • Medicine ball and an exercise ball are two options available to increase stability by strengthening your back muscles. Free weights exercises can not be throw out from your exercise plan if you are improving balance or want to stable your body at its maximum peak.

Stability Exercises on Machines

Machines are correct ways to produce a stable and balanced body, and it gets more important for beginners who can’t handle free weights and might get injured without stability.

Overhead Press

  • When performing overhead press the muscles of the legs and trunk must contract to hold you in place.

Bench Press

  • Always place the feet on the floor for maximum stability because the rule is the larger the base of support the larger will be stability.

Front Dumbbell Raise

  • The upper body should be straight for maximum stability and avoid bending your back while raising dumbbell upwards.

Bicep Curls

  • Do not lift weights by bending your back because it will affect your posture and you must know for greater stability you must have good posture.

The Importance of Right Posture for a Greater Stability


Posture is the position of a body structure that plays a significant role in stability or balance for performing a particular task. The slight deviation of posture may results in injuries because of less support provided by muscles, which are attached, to perform that particular movement. Efficiency and output from the task reduce. Similarly, if you have good posture, your muscles are in balance, and your body gets symmetrical.

As we all know the role of good posture is a prime concern for everyone but its value is more significant for sportspersons or athletes. Athletes should be aware of the possible ways to correct their posture otherwise their performances may get hamper because of a wrong posture. Posture also affects your daily routine style such as how to sit, walk, jump stand, etc. There are a few examples which show how performance and efficiency may reduce

  • People with lordosis condition press their intestine against the floor of the abdominal cavity that may create hurdles while performing regular work.
  • Rounded shoulders people feel that there exist constriction in the chest cage that results in less air inhaled into the lungs.
  • If thighs and feet are rotated outward during walking greater stress is applied on hip and knee joints. Injuries are welcomed if you continue walking in such away.

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