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Badminton: Fitness and Training: Track 1

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Playing badminton is like playing chess at 200 miles per hour, it requires a combination of explosive power, speed, agility and strategy. The physiological demands that badminton places on the body requires intense fitness preparation. So what training is vital to ensure high performance? In a series of interviews, sports coach for England’s national Badminton Team, Andy Alford, explores the different training methods used to enhance playing ability, and the principles behind them. This material forms part of The Open University course E217 Sport and conditioning science into practice

By: The iTunes U team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 20 mins
  • Updated Friday 6th May 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sport & Fitness
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Track 1: Fitness Demands of Badminton

What is required in order to train an athlete to a particular fitness level? This video looks at the physical demands of playing badminton.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Fitness Demands of Badminton    What is required in order to train an athlete to a particular fitness level? This video looks at the physical demands of playing badminton. Play now Fitness Demands of Badminton
2 Resistance Training    A look at the various types of weights exercises used to develop the specific muscles needed in badminton. Play now Resistance Training
3 Plyometrics    How can plyometric training enhance players’ speed and agility on court. Play now Plyometrics
4 MDSA    Discussion on why MDSA (Multi Directional Speed and Agility) are vital in badminton. Play now MDSA