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.
Five hill workouts for improved conditioning.
During his off-season training, NFL defensive back Johnson Bademosi performs a resisted conditioning circuit to build the endurance he needs to play at a high level for four quarters.
MLB pitcher Austin Adams shows you how to build rotational power with this med ball circuit.
MLB pitcher Austin Adams performs a pre-season conditioning workout.
MLB pitcher Austin Adams performs a metabolic conditioning circuit.
MLB pitcher Austin Adams gets his body ready for the baseball season with this speed ladder conditioning circuit.
NFL Combine athletes at Athletic Gaines (Las Vegas) grind through an intense Battle Ropes routine with Travelle Gaines to build their upper-body power and stamina.
In this episode of World-Class Workouts, Todd Durkin shows you the Tire Hop and Push-Up Challenge.
NFL All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson shows you his heavy bag workout.
NFL All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson improves his endurance with the Hydraulic Conditioning drill.