Conditioning Articles

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.

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Why Cycling Class is a Great Way to Improve Your Conditioning in the Offseason

When it comes to strength and conditioning, relying on the basics is a good formula for seeing improvements in both facets. In terms of strength, using...

Use This Mental Hack to Improve Your Warm-Up

Utilization of a Reactive Maximal Effort Warm-up for Improving Movement Patterns I personally hear the term "movement pattern" on a daily basis, and in...

Build Full-Body Strength and Endurance With This Track Workout

Ready for this outdoor track workout? This workout is definitely one that is going to test you mentally. On the bright side, you won't be doing too much...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How You Can Build Muscle With Cardio Workouts

Bigger, stronger, faster – the universal desire of coaches and athletes. The Phase Potentiation model delivers on all three goals. It is implemented by...

How to Do Burpees to Build Endurance and Strength

A Burpee is a bodyweight exercise that combines a Push-Up with a Squat Jump to produce a move that challenges your mind as well as your muscles. Do...

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