This Article is About
fast twitch muscle fibers
twitch muscle fibers
anaerobic exercises
maintaining good health
interval training
high intensity
bodyweight
excess body
Conditioning Training Fundamentals
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Many people have heard the phrase strength and conditioning training, but you rarely hear about the conditioning aspect. It seems that people are more interested in the strength factor rather than developing excellent conditioning levels.

Proper conditioning training is essential for sports, maintaining good health, and for reducing excess body fat. Conditioning programs must be unique to each individual person. Athletes for examples, will train a completely different energy system than someone who is training for a triathlon.

The two energy systems for conditioning training are anaerobic and aerobic.

Any exercise or movement lasting less than two minutes is generally categorized as anaerobic training. This is most the preferred conditioning training method for explosive athletes like baseball, baseball, and football players. Anaerobic exercises are designed in strengthen the fast twitch muscle fibers. These fibers are responsible for the explosive movements in sports or in high intensity running.

The stronger the fibers, the more explosive an athlete can be. Strengthening the fibers and becoming more explosive is only possible through a conditioning training routine focused anaerobic activity. Some popular forms of anaerobic training are sprints, plyometrics, agility’s, and bodyweight circuits. Certain types of interval training can also be included in the anaerobic category, but many interval routines require to exercise lasting for more than two minutes thus turning more into an aerobic activity.

The opposite of anaerobic is aerobic training. This type of conditioning is any training that requires a person to maintain a pace longer than two minutes. Aerobic training put the heart, lungs, and blood vessels to the test. A long distance run for example, is a test to see how long and how fast your body can continue to pump oxygen into the heart. Aerobic training is suited for people who are just beginning a conditioning routine, and for athletes involved in cross-country, cycling, or swimming. These athletes are able to perform for long periods of time because they have sufficiently developed the slow twitch muscle fibers.

It should be noted that although someone may have excellent aerobic capacity, this does not imply that they would be able to have the same anaerobic capability. Each system requires specific training. It is possible to train both systems in combination, and that’s what makes interval training so efficient for increasing conditioning levels.

A decision on which method should be used can only be decided by an individuals needs, desires, or goals. Each type of conditioning training has its benefits, but you must decide which one is more fitting for you. Good luck!


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Three Cardio Exercises for Rapid Fat Loss
What cardio exercises are you currently using? Let me ask you, are they working? Seriously… you need to ask yourself this question. If you have been usuing the same cardio workouts for month on end, and not seeing the results you deserve then it’s time for a change. I’m going…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 25, 2013  
0
  Likes: 0

Plyometric Workout Routine
I always like to incorporate different types of workouts into my workout program. Plyometric workout routines is a great alternative, which is a total body workout. I recommend using a combination of strength, cardio, and endurance training like plyometrics, cross fit, or related type of workout. Below I will give…
By: Brandon Peterson in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Sep 19, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Proper Conditioning for Basketball
Many people do not understand the complexities of conditioning for basketball. Basketball is unlike many other sports because it requires utilization of both energy systems. Conditioning strategies for basketball parallel closely with soccer In basketball, there is constant explosive movement combined with periods of jogging up and down the court.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Fast Twitch Muscle Workouts
You may be looking to improve your performance in sports, your job, or overall body fitness. Whatever your reasoning is, it is important to treat all muscle fibers with care. Fast twitch muscle workouts are highly intense exercises that are all about power and self-control. Daily you use fast and…
By: Brandon Peterson in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Sep 06, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Workout Supplements
Vitamins and minerals have always been the basic nutritional supplements that everybody has grown up with. Now that the fitness industry has exploded, there are a few new types of supplements on the stage. Protein Protein is one of the most common supplements recommended today. It is a staple in…
By: Matt Hofman in  Health and Fitness  >  Supplements   Oct 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Volleyball Conditioning: Everything You Need to Know
Do you understand volleyball conditioning? Well don’t worry, you’re not alone. Volleyball conditioning is much more complex than most people think. In order to develop an effective conditioning routine players must focus on: Increasing anaerobic endurance Strengthening fast twitch muscle fibers Improving non-linear speed Volleyball is a completely anaerobic sport…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Volleyball   Oct 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Creating A Cardio Regime: The Right Way
Every wondered what is takes to create a cardio routine? To be honest, it’s really not that complicated. You just need to understand what your goals, and have a surface knowledge of the primary energy systems. Let’s take a closer look. What is the Aerobic System? Aerobic cardio is one…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Nov 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Workout Routine To Gain Muscle
Not all workouts are the same. Many claim to be the most amazing thing since Swedish pancakes, but really, how do you know if they’re the best. One way to look at it is how many muscle fibers are stimulated. As a general rule, the more muscle fibers that are…
By: lars anderson in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Nov 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Cardio Techniques for Baseball Pitchers
Many people are unaware of how complex cardio is for baseball. For decades, belief-based instructors have made pitchers run long distance, and the most famous of all, run poles. For some reason, old school pitching coaches believed this was the most effective method of cardio for players. They believed that…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Exercise For Diabetics
Adult onset Diabetes, or Diabetes II, may cause you to ask yourself, what is the best exercise for diabetics. Assuming you have no medical condition that would prevent you from exercising, review the following tips and see if some would work for you. Traditionally, "cardio" oriented exercise has been grossly…
By: DianneB in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   May 01, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Ballet Muscles - Get That Ballet Ability
Many wanna be dancers wonder about ballet and the muscles they might get from dancers daily, or weekly exercise. The fact is, ballet develops wonderfully strong muscles, if learned correctly. If you want to take ballet and only have the time and money for once a week classes, you have…
By: DianneB in  Recreation and Sports  >  Dancing   Jul 04, 2011  
0
  Likes: 4

Proper Conditioning for Basketball
Many people do not understand the complexities of conditioning for basketball. Basketball is unlike many other sports because it requires utilization of both energy systems. Conditioning strategies for basketball parallel closely with soccer In basketball, there is constant explosive movement combined with periods of jogging up and down the court.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 16, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Volleyball Conditioning: Everything You Need to Know
Do you understand volleyball conditioning? Well don’t worry, you’re not alone. Volleyball conditioning is much more complex than most people think. In order to develop an effective conditioning routine players must focus on: Increasing anaerobic endurance Strengthening fast twitch muscle fibers Improving non-linear speed Volleyball is a completely anaerobic sport…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Volleyball   Oct 19, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Creating A Cardio Regime: The Right Way
Every wondered what is takes to create a cardio routine? To be honest, it’s really not that complicated. You just need to understand what your goals, and have a surface knowledge of the primary energy systems. Let’s take a closer look. What is the Aerobic System? Aerobic cardio is one…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Exercise   Nov 01, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Best Workout Routine To Gain Muscle
Not all workouts are the same. Many claim to be the most amazing thing since Swedish pancakes, but really, how do you know if they’re the best. One way to look at it is how many muscle fibers are stimulated. As a general rule, the more muscle fibers that are…
By: lars anderson in  Health and Fitness  >  Build Muscle   Nov 28, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 1178    Report this Article