Conditioning

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.

Latest in Conditioning

How Justin Thomas' Mobility Training Powered His Breakout PGA Season

Justin Thomas' 2017 PGA season has been remarkable to say the least. The 24-year-old Louisville, Kentucky native took home four first-place trophies, ...

By: Andy Haley

How Aaron Donald Dominated Two NFL Games in Five Days Despite Not Practicing All Summer

Two games in five days. It's one of the most grueling gauntlets an NFL player can endure, and ever since the induction of Thursday Night Football, ...

By: Brandon Hall

World Champion Rower Kendall Chase Discusses the Demands of the Sport and Why Rowing is Such a Great Workout

Rowing is one of the most physically demanding sports out there. Not only do rowers require incredible endurance, they need to be strong and powerful ...

By: Andy Haley

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...

By: Samuel Feldman

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...

By: Sebastian Gonzales

Latest Videos in Conditioning

PGA Champion Justin Thomas Shares His Secret to Staying Strong and Healthy

Learn how Justin Thomas stays healthy and improves his game during the grueling PGA season.

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Follow Mets 1B Dominic Smith from the breakfast table to the gym and then outside for some grueling hill climbs as he shows STACK what it takes to be a Major Leaguer.

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How UFC Heavyweight Champ Stipe Miocic Conditions His Body For a Fight

To be prepared for each of his bouts, UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic performs an intense conditioning routine.

How a Fitness-Focused Business Owner Balances Work and Training

NOOMA organic electrolyte drink co-founder Jarred Smith shares his story of athletics. Smith explains how he built his career around fitness and how he incorporates exercise into his busy entrepreneurial schedule.