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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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Improve Hockey Performance With This 4-Day Off-Season Dryland Workout

"I Went to a Fight the Other Night and a Hockey Game Broke Out"- Rodney Dangerfield Hockey players are considered to be some of the toughest athletes in...

The Best Basketball Conditioning Drills

There is a huge difference from being 'in shape' and being 'in basketball shape'. A simple treadmill run, bike ride, or swim will not prepare the body...

This Cardio Hack Will Make Your Workouts More Effective

Whether you like to hear it or not, there is a place for low intensity cardio workouts in nearly everyone's training program. Low intensity cardio can...

Get in Shape With a Heavy-Bag Workout

The heavy bag, a mainstay in boxing and MMA circles, is a tremendous piece of training equipment. Formerly reserved for boxers or MMA fighters, they h...

The Truth About Altitude Training Masks

Co-written by Jeff Hill From Marshawn Lynch, to the most avid weekend warriors and the average gym goer, people have consistently done their best to...

Improve Your In-Season Conditioning With This Rowing Workout

Strength and power athletes like football and baseball players are increasingly starting to use rowing machines as an in season conditioning tool....

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