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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Does Bigger Equal Stronger?

A topic that is often clouded with misunderstanding in strength and conditioning is how muscle size and strength are intertwined. Some believe that a ...

So what separates a WOATA from a GOATA?

Coaching, like cooking, is equal parts science and art. Excellent practitioners in both disciplines draw from the structured lessons of their mentors....

Why Every Athlete Needs An Agility Ladder

No, you will not become an Olympic sprinter by using an agility ladder. It is however a versatile tool that can effectively teach some fundamental ski...

Learn the Murph CrossFit Workout

Many CrossFit workouts were created in memory of fallen soldiers, and they are a great way for recruits to improve their Army Physical Fitness Test ...

4 Conditioning Methods that are Better Than Running

If you play a sport that relies on power and short bursts of activity (like football, baseball, softball or volleyball) and you're still running mile ...

How to Spot a Bad Conditioning Drill

"Whatever you do in the weight room, make sure our players show up conditioned on game day." Any physical preparation coach working in a team setti...

Steady State Cardio vs. High Intensity Interval Training: Which One's Best For Getting in Shape?

A major fitness-related goal is to improve the function and capacity of your energy systems. People often utilize cardio workouts in an effort to a...

Mike Boyle's Conditioning Rule for Athletes

With an endless parade of practices and games, many modern young athletes have no issue staying in "game shape." What they often miss out on are op...

Get in Shape Fast With the 20-Minute Hurricane Workout

Here's how people used to work out: lift weights, do cardio, go home. Then came the advent of metabolic training, when science revealed you can bu...

3 Cruel Conditioning Drills From UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic

Stipe Miocic is once again the baddest man on the planet. The 37-year-old from Cleveland, Ohio reclaimed the UFC Heavyweight Title after an impress...

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