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

Why Traditional Cardio Sucks for Fat Loss (and What to Do Instead)

One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when it comes to training is spending too much time on traditional cardio. The human race was designe...

By: Josh Saunders

3 Cruel Conditioning Drills From UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic

Entering his UFC 220 battle against Francis Ngannou, Stipe Miocic was the underdog. The reigning champ—the guy who had spent the last year two ye...

By: Brandon Hall

Denver's Edge: How Altitude Provides Their Teams With The Greatest Home-Field Advantage in Sports

Denver. The Mile High City. Sitting exactly 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver has the highest elevation of any major U.S. city. This gives the ...

By: Brandon Hall

5 Gymnastics Conditioning Exercises to Improve Body Mobility

Often used by elite level gymnast, but certainly not limited to them, these gymnastics conditioning exercises for mobility are incorporated into the...

By: James Hurt

How Justin Thomas' Mobility Training Powered His Breakout PGA Tour Season

Justin Thomas' 2017 PGA Tour season has been remarkable to say the least. The 24-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native took home four first-place troph...

By: Andy Haley

Latest Videos in Conditioning

PGA Champion Justin Thomas Shares His Secret to Staying Strong and Healthy

Learn how Justin Thomas stays healthy and improves his game during the grueling PGA season.

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.