To all the athletes out there, how do you develop a high level conditioning (a balanced combo of endurance, stamina, agility, speed, power, and strength to some extent) for your sport? What types of training routines and exercises do you use?
I run, sprint, row, do db/bb complexes & circuits, swim, jump rope, and play soccer… I’m looking to increase my overall conditioning (in an effective manner) to improve my overall athletic prowess for gymnastics and rock climbing…
I know conditioning is third to technique and strategy in one’s sport, but I’m trying to develop it. [/quote]
well, it sounds like you’re already doing alot of things that would help improve conditioning…
but it’s how you do them that will improve it… in jump rope for example, if you’re doing five 3 minute intervals, you want to be trying to increase the turnovers for each interval… or you can reduce the rest between intervals and maintain the turnovers…
you should have a few measurables that you track over time, such as;
- 400m sprint
- 1 mile run
- turnovers per 8 x 3 minute jump rope intervals, 1 minute rest in between
- how fast you complete a barbell circuit (monitor weight, try to improve weight & time circuit takes)
by tracking these variables, you can really notice if you’re improving your vo2max/lactic threshold… thats what matters, not just training for training’s sake.