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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The Ultimate Football Sled Conditioning Workout

With summer in full swing, football players across the nation are engaging in two a day practices to get in shape for the season. One of the oldest...

Duke Basketball Is Playing Dodgeball to Improve Conditioning

With head coach Mike Krzyzewski busy preparing Team USA for the 2016 Summer Olympics and a long, grueling summer of off-season workouts coming to a...

Dwyane Wade Stays in Shape by Chasing His Trainer, Who's On a Bike, Through the Streets of Miami

Dwyane Wade is 34 years old, has played 13 season in the NBA, yet still manages to look as young and in shape as he did when he entered the league bac...

We Dare You to Try Antonio Brown's Off-Season Conditioning Workout

Antonio Brown's off-season conditioning workout is no joke. In a recent Instagram post, Brown shared a complete track workout he performed alongsid...

The Green Bay Packers Are Using an X-Ray Technology to Monitor Eddie Lacy's Conditioning

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy weighed 234 pounds last season. During the team's training camp last summer, he reportedly weighed 242 po...

LOOK: Browns DT Danny Shelton Lost a Ton of Weight With MMA Workouts

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton had a total of 36 tackles and no sacks last year during his rookie season. Shelton, the 12th overall...

Get Fit on the Beach With This Sand Conditioning Workout

Sand training is one of the best ways for athletes to improve their overall conditioning. The soft surface from the sand provides a low impact surface...

Improve Speed and Conditioning With These 4 Cone Drills

You don't necessarily need the fanciest equipment to help you improve as an athlete. All you need is your body, space, and cones. Yes, those annoying...

What It Means If You Get a Bloody or Metallic Taste in Your Mouth During Intense Workouts

You're in the middle of a punishing workout. Your heart races. Your muscles beg for mercy. Sweat rains down off your face. And your mouth is ripe wi...

How to Get in Shape Properly for Any Sport

"You have to get into game shape" If you are an athlete or coach, you have heard or said this about at some time in your career. It's a valid statement,...

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