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Design and Implementation of a Specific Strength Program for Badminton

Sturgess, Sean MS, CSCS1; Newton, Robert U PhD, CSCS*D2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 3 - p 33-41
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181771008
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BADMINTON IS AN EXPLOSIVE SPORT WHEREBY PERFORMANCE CAN BE ENHANCED FROM RESISTANCE TRAINING. EFFECTIVE RESISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAMMING REQUIRES A SYSTEMATIC PROCESS OF ANALYSIS, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION TO ENSURE MAXIMUM ADAPTATION AND IMPROVEMENT. THIS ARTICLE FOCUSES ON THE PRESCRIPTION OF RESISTANCE TRAINING METHODS TARGETED FOR BADMINTON SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF BADMINTON SPECIFIC EXERCISES INTO A PRE COMPETITION OR COMPETITION PHASE OF A PERIODIZED PLAN.

1Conditioning Unit, National Sports Institute, National Sports Council of Malaysia; 2School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Australia

Sean Sturgess is Strength and Conditioning Specialist at the National Sports Institute, National Sports Council of Malaysia.

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Robert U. Newton is Foundation Professor of Exercise and Sports Science in the School of Exercise, Biomedical, and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.

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