Balance and stability

The resistance to change in equilibrium

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Study notes


An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
There are two types of balance:
  1. Static (stationary)
  2. Dynamic (moving)


The degree to which a body resists being upset or moved


Biomechanics of the body.
Balance and stability - chapter 6

Sample questions

  1. Define balance and stability . (3 marks)
  2. Outline the factor that increase stability and explain how they work. (6 marks)
  3. Explain how athletes apply principals of balance and stability to enhance performance. (8 marks)