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

Sport-Specific Warm-Up for Rock Climbers

Rock climbing is a unique total body activity that utilizes human anatomy, unlike any other sport. It is a total body workout that involves insanely...

By: Brian Carlson

A Wrestling Warm-Up That Will Prepare Your Body for the Mat

A wrestling warm up should be different than warming up for cross country, basketball or a weight session. A warm-up should focus on reducing injury,...

By: Nic Shea

The Perfect Baseball Warm-Up

Does your pre-game baseball warm-up improve your on-field performance and range of motion? Is your warm-up exciting your central nervous system and...

By: Alex Simone

Scorch Fat in Ten Minutes With This Savage Battle Rope Workout

Time to seriously beat some belly fat up! An effective, unique and powerful way to fight belly fat is by using this battle rope workout. Battle ropes...

By: Ben Boudro

This Conditioning Workout is Easier and More Effective Than HIIT

The combination of exercises performed at a high intensity in HIIT workouts is challenging and effective. And it's certainly a lot more enjoyable th...

By: Andy Haley

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.