Sports and Fitness: Get Fit for Sport and Life

In the Sports and Fitness section, you will find training plans from our sports fitness advisors for a variety of sports and performance outcomes - like increased sport-specific strength, speed, power and endurance.

And with the same evidence-based approach used by top Exercise Scientists, you'll learn the most effective ways to lose weight and build muscle.

No hype. No bullshit. Just the facts.

Sports Training

HOCKEY TRAINING
A hockey training program must meet the demands of a very physically challenging, multi-sprint sport.Played on a similar sized pitch[...]
CAMPING AND HIKING
Camping and hiking is an excellent activity that both conditions your body and allows you to step away from the[...]
Yoga Training
One of the beautiful elements of yoga is that you don’t need more than a body and an intention to[...]
Extreme Sports
In this section we list sports that may be more non-traditional but nonetheless have many devoted players around the world.[...]
TABLE TENNIS TRAINING
Table tennis or ping pong is one of the most exciting sports for both players and spectators. The sport has[...]
CYCLING TRAINING
There are more than one billion bicycles around the world – it is arguably one of the most popular sport[...]
BASEBALL TRAINING
Modern day baseball players are superb athletes. Professional players tend to be lean (body fat percent of 8-9%) (2) and[...]
TENNIS TRAINING
A tennis training program has to meet the demands of an all-round physically challenging, individual sport.For a tennis player to[...]
MARATHON TRAINING
Regardless of your age and ability, successful marathon training takes careful planning and preparation.How much preparation?Whether your goal is to[...]
GOLF TRAINING
Surely the average club golfer doesn’t require a golf fitness program – even those with ambitions of winning their club[...]
BASKETBALL TRAINING
This section of the site is dedicated to basketball training. Basketball players are incredible athletes. They are fast, agile and[...]
WRESTLING TRAINING
Widely recognized as the world's oldest competitive sport, wrestling has featured in every Olympic games since its ancient conception. The[...]
VOLLEYBALL TRAINING
A well-structured volleyball training program can increase explosive power, vertical jump height, stamina and speed and agility around the court.[...]
SOCCER TRAINING
Soccer is perhaps the most demanding of all sports. In the modern game (at any level) soccer training and conditioning[...]
SKI TRAINING
For serious skiers conditioning is an essential part of an overall ski training program. Not only will it allow athletes[...]
RUGBY TRAINING
A rugby training program must help players to cope with the rigorous demands of the modern game. Despite its gruelling[...]
ROWING TRAINING
Rowing has become popular not only with aspiring oarsmen and women, but with the general population who see it as[...]
MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING
Martial arts training will vary greatly from discipline to discipline. By understanding the physiological demands and movement patterns within the[...]
LACROSSE TRAINING
A lacrosse training program must carefully balance the rigours of one of the most strenuous team sports. The sport requires[...]
GYMNASTICS TRAINING
Without doubt, technical ability and preparation is paramount in gymnastics training. However, technique can only be applied within the boundaries[...]
FOOTBALL TRAINING
This section of the site is dedicated to football training and conditioning. The foundation of any effective football conditioning program[...]
CRICKET TRAINING
How fit do you have to be to play cricket? Would a cricket training or fitness program really make a[...]
BOXING TRAINING
A boxing training program must focus on reactive power, power endurance, muscular endurance, anaerobic endurance and aerobic endurance. Boxing is[...]
BADMINTON TRAINING
Broadly speaking badminton training is similar to conditioning for the other racket sports such as tennis and squash. A simple[...]

Fitness Training

STRENGTH TRAINING
Strength training is an essential element of fitness for virtually every sports man and woman. Long gone are the days[...]
SPEED TRAINING
This section of the website focuses on the key principles of speed training. What is speed? It is the ability[...]
Flexibility Training
Flexibility training is perhaps the most undervalued component of conditioning. While recent and ongoing debate questions its role in injury[...]
FITNESS TESTS
Fitness tests allow athletes and coaches to identify physical strengths and weaknesses. They act as a benchmark upon which a[...]
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Exercise Physiology is at the heart of every champion athlete. Every training system, every performance enhancement, even the prevention and[...]
ENDURANCE TRAINING
Endurance training is quite a broad sweeping term. It's often used interchangeably with terms like "aerobic", "anaerobic", "strength" and "speed".[...]
Abdominal Exercises
Abdominal exercises play an integral role in any strength and conditioning program. A strong core is essential for athletic performance[...]
SPORTS NUTRITION
There's nothing like the subject of nutrition to stir debate. It seems like the experts change their minds almost daily[...]
PLYOMETRIC TRAINING
Athletes from a wide range of sports use plyometric training to help them reach peak physical condition. Used correctly, it[...]
ATHLETICS TRAINING (TRACK)
This section of the site is dedicated to athletics training for the track events. As any track athlete will know, conditioning for[...]
SPORTS SUPPLEMENTS
Find out which sports supplements work and which don't, according to science. Plain English reviews that focus on facts without[...]
CIRCUIT TRAINING
Circuit training is an efficient and challenging form of conditioning. It works well for developing strength, endurance (both aerobic and[...]
BODY COMPOSITION
Body composition is an essential measure of health and fitness for both athletes and the general population. For sportsmen and women, there[...]
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