Conditioning

Conditioning is a form of training that enhances stamina and endurance, which are crucial for maintaining strong athletic performance throughout a practice, game or training session. Conditioning develops the body's ability to meet the energy demands of various sports, both anaerobic and aerobic. Anaerobic activity uses stored energy to power short bursts of intense activity—such as sprinting, jumping or lifting weights—that last approximately 30 to 60 seconds. Aerobic activity uses oxygen to provide sustained performance for longer periods of time, for sports like cross country. Athletes should undergo conditioning tests and participate in conditioning workouts that mimic their sport. Learn how to boost your conditioning with workouts, exercises and drills from today's top experts and elite athletes.

Latest in Conditioning

Test Your Conditioning With This 2-Exercise Circuit

It is summer time everyone! And if you're like me, you like testing your conditioning. But, with summer comes adventure, vacation and a lot of family...

By: Victor Spaulding Jr.

How MMA Star Bobby Nash Plans to Become the UFC's Fittest and Most Dominant Fighter

Bobby Nash was born to fight in the UFC. He has just the right amount of grit, toughness, competitiveness and hard working attitude needed to embra...

By: Andy Haley

Just Watching Von Miller's Epic Sand Dune Workout Will Leave You Exhausted

Von Miller isn't satisfied. The 28-year-old outside linebacker was recently ranked as the best defensive player in the NFL by his peers, yet he's s...

By: Brandon Hall

Carmelo Anthony's 2 a.m. Offseason Conditioning Workout Looks Brutal

Carmelo Anthony has long been one of the most pure scorers in the league. A smooth shooter, a monster in the mid-range and a killer in isolation situa...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Use High-Intensity Continuous Training to Improve Power and Endurance

Recently, this High Intensity Continuous Training article inspired me to learn and perform this protocol. Mike Robertson is a leader in our field for...

By: Samuel Feldman

Latest Videos in Conditioning

A Day in the Life With Mets 1B Dominic Smith

Follow Mets 1B Dominic Smith from the breakfast table to the gym and then outside for some grueling hill climbs as he shows STACK what it takes to be a Major Leaguer.

How High-Intensity Training Made This CrossFit Coach a Better Athlete

Mitch Lowry, CrossFit Coach at CTown CrossFit in Cleveland, Ohio, explains how his love for athletics transformed into a healthy lifestyle and career in coaching CrossFit.

How UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic Conditions His Body For a Fight

To be prepared for each of his bouts, UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic performs an intense conditioning routine.

How a Fitness-Focused Business Owner Balances Work and Training

NOOMA organic electrolyte drink co-founder Jarred Smith shares his story of athletics. Smith explains how he built his career around fitness and how he incorporates exercise into his busy entrepreneurial schedule.

Track Your Training Progress With This High-Intensity Benchmark Workout

CrossFit Coach Scott Supler demonstrates a timed three-exercise workout you can do to check your fitness level. This benchmark workout can be done once every two months to measure your improvement.