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Conditioning Exercises?


#1

I had no idea where else to put this at it didn't fit in anywhere else, so I decided to put it here. I have football camp on the 9-12th of June and wrestling camp the 12-16th. I have been slowing gaining weight and strength ever since my off season started, but I figured it is time to being hitting the conditioning again.

So, as to get back in shape, I am wondering what you all consider the best conditioning exercises that don't involve weights as I will also be lifting before running. I know a lot of you don't need to do this, but those who have had any experience, I would appreciate any help.


#2

http://figureathlete.tmuscle.com/readArticle.do?id=1881918 has a lot of helpful things for that.
Also, I’ve been doing farmer’s carries and sled pushes/drags (with a stool flipped upside down with weights). Those seem to be making a difference.


#3

Sorry guy, it’s May 29th. Not much you can change in 11 days.


#4

running.


#5

Jumping jacks watching this video


#6

wind sprints


#7

Dumbbell Swings. Serious. You want a lung scorching conditioning workout… Swing those dumbells.


#8

burpees, do as many as you can in 2 minutes, then try again every day to beat that


#9

Camps are 11 days away…Burpees like Ryno suggests and wind sprints. Get your whole body moving.


#10

[quote]ElbowStrike wrote:
I have football camp on the 9-12th of June and wrestling camp the 12-16th.

Sorry guy, it’s May 29th. Not much you can change in 11 days.[/quote]

I can’t do too much, but still, I can raise my level of conditioning somewhat.

So dumbbell swings, wind sprints, and burpees. Time to make it as challenging as possible.


#11

plyometrics!!!


#12

100 jumps (100 turns with a jump rope usually but any type of hopping action will suffice)
10 Burpees
10 Pushups
10 Squats
Repeat 10 times. Complete in fastest time possible

or
A1.
15 kettlebell or DB swings per arm
Medicine Ball throw
Sprint and catch Med ball on first bounce
Drop and do 15 pushups
Sprint back to KB or DB

REST 30 - 60s
A2.
15 kettlebell or DB swings per arm
Sprint to Med Ball
Drop and do 15 pushups
Medicine Ball throw
Sprint and catch Med ball on first bounce

REST 30 - 60s
repeat with A1.


#13

[quote]ukrainian wrote:
I had no idea where else to put this at it didn’t fit in anywhere else, so I decided to put it here. I have football camp on the 9-12th of June and wrestling camp the 12-16th. I have been slowing gaining weight and strength ever since my off season started, but I figured it is time to being hitting the conditioning again.

So, as to get back in shape, I am wondering what you all consider the best conditioning exercises that don’t involve weights as I will also be lifting before running. I know a lot of you don’t need to do this, but those who have had any experience, I would appreciate any help.[/quote]

burpees!


#14

oh yeah, and jump rope too!


#15

Burpees are a good option. Try running outside or on a treadmill with your mouthgaurd in…it will help you with conditioning as learning to breathe right with one in is very tough. Do five minute “rounds” of moderate running or wind sprints…itll be a challenge.


#16

[quote]Big_Boss wrote:
Camps are 11 days away…Burpees like Ryno suggests and wind sprints. Get your whole body moving.[/quote]

Truth right here, get your ass in gear. Don’t waste your time running miles.


#17

[quote]MaximusB wrote:
Big_Boss wrote:
Camps are 11 days away…Burpees like Ryno suggests and wind sprints. Get your whole body moving.

Truth right here, get your ass in gear. Don’t waste your time running miles.[/quote]

Don’t worry. I would never run miles. Ever.