Not sure why OP wants to train stabilizers or do balance exercises.
Bad use of one’s time.[/quote]
don’t see how its a waste of time since I’m only doing it on off days
as for why, I’ve been lifting w/ barbell for 2 years and want to incorporate dumbbells now, and want my #'s around normal without smashing myself in the face
If this is all you’re looking for in the way of “stability” then yea, just incorporate more DB work and progress as you go. However, I believe things like slosh pipes, keg training, unilateral movements, Turkish get ups, rings, odd object lifts (love me some odd object lifts) etc add an element of instability that may have significant benefits, depending on what your goals are outside the gym.
In life, sport etc. force must often be applied in asymmetrical and unstable environments and positions and through varying and often unpredictable planes of motion in order to be of practical value. The more “stable” you are the better you will be able to effectively apply that force to accomplish an actual task.
Deliberately preparing for this, to me at least, is not a bad use of one’s time. Like anything though, it depends on why you’re training.