Other Sports

Non-traditional sports that are growing in popularity at the high school and collegiate level include field hockey, rugby, gymnastics, water polo and others. Field hockey and rugby require short-burst speed and enhanced aerobic conditioning to perform at the highest level throughout a game, in addition to full-body strength for positioning and winning one-on-one battles. Gymnasts must also possess total-body strength and flexibility to perform the complex movements specific to their events. Water polo athletes must train lower-body power to drive through the water, gain shoulder strength to help with injury prevention and improve overall flexibility. Enhance skills for your sport with advice from today's top trainers and athletes.

Latest in Other Sports

Taylor Ritzel: The Row To Rio

Editor's Note: Taylor Ritzel was 23 years old and not long out of Yale University when she won a gold medal with the U.S. Women's Rowing team at the...

By: Taylor Ritzel

Catastrophic Injury Rates Among Cheerleaders

Say what you will, but cheerleading isn't just about waving pompoms anymore. Combining advanced gymnastics with risky stunts like tossing and flippi...

By: Skyword

Pro Ski Mountaineer Sheldon Kerr Pushes the Limits

STACK had the chance to sit down with mountain guide and freeskier Sheldon Kerr before she started up another winter season of ski guiding in Colo...

By: Niki Gruttadauria

"Fries With That Cold, Raw Steak?" Lessons from the Rêve Tour

Rêve 2012's Kate Powlison, Kristen Peterson, Heidi Swift, Jennifer Cree, Kym Fant and Maria del Pilar Vazquez are some pretty amazing female a...

By: Samantha Jones

Rêve Team Makes Women's Cycling History

As they pedaled into Paris on July 21, Kate Powlison and Kristen Peterson of Boulder, Colo.,  Heidi Swift and Jennifer Cree from Portland, Ore., ...

By: Samantha Jones

Latest Videos in Other Sports

Jennifer Rodriguez on Getting Back in the Game

Long track speedskater and ’02 Olympic bronze medalist Jennifer Rodriguez discusses her decision to come out of retirement for the 2010 Vancouver Games.

How Keauna McLaughlin Stays Lean on the Ice

Two-time U.S. pairs figure skating national champ Keauna McLaughlin reveals how she stays lean and fit for the ice.

Nicole Joraanstad’s Off-Ice Training

Nicole Joraanstad, six-time National Curing champ, details the off-ice training she undergoes in preparation for her two-and-a-half-hour long curling games.

Why Katie Uhlaender Trains Like a Tracklete

Katie Uhlaender, ’08 World silver medalist, explains how her track-athlete-like training improves her on-ice speed and power.

Training With the Guys

Three Vancouver 2010 Olympic hopefuls discuss the benefit of challenging their skills against their male counterparts.