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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

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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

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    Fitness Demands of Badminton

    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.

    • 2 min
    Transcript -- Fitness Demands of Badminton

    Transcript -- 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.

    • video
    Resistance Training

    Resistance Training

    A look at the various types of weights exercises used to develop the specific muscles needed in badminton.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Resistance Training

    Transcript -- Resistance Training

    A look at the various types of weights exercises used to develop the specific muscles needed in badminton.

    • video
    Plyometrics

    Plyometrics

    How can plyometric training enhance players’ speed and agility on court.

    • 3 min
    Transcript -- Plyometrics

    Transcript -- Plyometrics

    How can plyometric training enhance players’ speed and agility on court.

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