All Aspects of Physical Training for Badminton

Spring- and Summertime – General Preparation Time – Part One
Especially about endurance or energy system training there is a lot of discussion and different philosophies and opinions out there. But without a doubt a solid aerobic base is one important factor for a successful yearlong season.
A surprising FMS result in Badminton athletes
Last year I get the honor to write an article for Michael Boyle and his site (see the banner on the right side). One of my best articles tells some surprises when taking the FMS with Badminton athletes.
VIDEO Strength Training at Home or „On the Road“
Strength training is best to be done in a reasonable equipped weight room - but most players do not access - at least full time - to one, especially on the road it can be sometimes tricky to stay in shape or in the process. However fundamental strength training for Badminton can be done with little to no equipment.
VIDEO The best stabilization exercise for Badminton
The shoulder and lower back are regions that often make problems for Badminton players - wether they are only playing on recreational basis or if they are more ambitious. A functional warm up program can help a lot and the exercise I would put in every program is Handwalk - discussed here in details.
VIDEO Time saving combination for better injury prevention
Always on the lookout for an even better program or exercise I came across „Inverted Rows with Miniband“ - in video and shortly discussed in this article.
VIDEO 4-in-1-Exercise for Coordination, Technique, Power and Stabilization
Lateral shuffle hops or as I call them „ice hockey stabilization“ is one on my favorite exercise when it comes to semi-specific enhancement of on-court movements.
Update: "Endurance" becomes "Physical" Training for Badminton
Because of its growing content, I changed some of the folders and arranged some topics. The former endurance training for Badminton becomes now physical training for Badminton and endurance as well as strength and power related content will merge here.
Interval Training in Badminton - Strength & Endurance Circuit
Interval training is in important concept in game sports. Not only it develops integrated endurance and strength, but referred as mental conditioning helps to strengthen the mental side of the game. This article shows some examples of interval circuits as well as some interchangeable exercises.
VIDEO Badminton Strength Training: Complete Upper Body Training
Strength training is critical for a Badminton player who is training for performance enhancement. Besides a proper lower quarter and core strengthening training, training for the upper body is not only important to get stronger but to stay healthy.
Regeneration and Injury Prevention in Badminton - 4 Massage Exercises You Should Do
Self-Massage exercises with a foam roller recently have become more and more popular in the performance and professional world in Badminton and many other game sports.
VIDEO Badminton Warm Up Exercise – Warming Up with Minibands
Warming up in sports has many goals. For example the pulse rate should go up, muscle temperature should go up or synovial fluid should enter the joints to make the bones run smoothly in them – in short terms: the body is getting ready to perform. But why not achieve more at the same time?
Functional Warming Up for Badminton
Warming Up in Badminton as in any other sport is essential. Using a functional approach you can achieve much more while using functional warm up exercises instead of just jogging and stretching.
VIDEO Badminton Warm Up Exercise – Warming Up with Minibands - Part Two
Part One of "Warming Up with Minibands" dealt with the important hip complex - but equally important for healthy Badminton is the shoulder complex. One time in use, the Miniband could be used for warming up and also strengthen the shoulder.
VIDEO - An intelligent Badminton specific Warm Up
Warming up in Badminton is of course essential as in every sport. The following article gives an important idea how a program can be more than „just functional“.
VIDEO Badminton Coordination Training - An Interesting Progression
Agility & coordination training is critical for a good foundation. For a Badminton player it is very important to execute different footwork techniques and simultaneously work with the racquet for producing optimal strokes. The following article contains an interesting progression presented by Matthias Hütten (National Coach Juniors Germany).
VIDEO Badminton Coordination Training: Agility Ladder Exercises
Footwork, Coordination and Agility training is an important part in Badminton fundamentals. The important thing in coordination training is besides the sports relevancy that players practice a variety of exercises and that there is a progression - if there is no new input - players will not get better at the sport. This article shows 5 different videos with different exercises and progressions.
VIDEO Badminton Footwork: Semi-specific Footwork On and Off-Court
Training variety is an important thing when it comes to practice coordination and agility. Often stationary footwork and agility ladders are used for Badminton footwork training. This article shows two different but easy organized ways to practiced it - for maximum training diversity.
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