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    I really want to improve my condition and stamina for badminton, but I don't like running because I get out of breath really quickly, say after two minutes (fast run). I don't get tired however. So can anyone tell me any alternatives? I used to skip but then someone at my club told me not to do it often and he advised me to do interval running and he also advised me to run up the stairs, 2 to 3 steps at a time which I do regularly nowadays...but I don't like running coz i don't have that much time...

    So are skipping and running up the stairs a good alternatives for running?

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    I've heard skipping is meant to be really good for keeping fit. How about cycling or going to a gym.

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    Skipping is good

    playing singles is good

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    skipping is good for badminton. trains the calf which is very often used in badminton. also strengthen and loses the wrist at the same time.

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    Try swimming... great whole body workout (arms, legs even torso) and it increases your stamina.

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    my best bet would be on cycling and swimming. cycling works out the muscle that you use most when you lounge, and swimming, like was said, will work out your whole body, especially your legs. Also, swimming can make you more flexible

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    Running Up the stairs may be good for your stamina but its hard on your knees. Like what they said.. swimming and skipping rope overall is good for stamina and muscle conditioning. While swimming , you may want to try to run on the water... there is some resistance there as well. For added bonus , do some abdominal workout during your trainning

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    if you are fat/obese ... avoid running or skipping at all cost, otherwise it would damage your knee.

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    Stamina for badminton is more about repetitions of short high intensity bursts.
    Singles more so than doubles.

    Distance running will not help very much.
    Skipping and interval training will help.

    Good exercises are those that use badminton specific movements.

    Skipping is good because you have to jump a lot in badminton

    Shuttle runs are good. This is where you stand a number of shuttles on one sideline, run across the court, pick up a shuttle and take it back to the other side line, and repeat until all the shuttles have been taken from one side to the other. As your stamina builds up you just increase the number of shuttles. The idea is that you lunge to pick up and put down the shuttles so you are getting badminton specific exercise again.

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    any form of exercise will help....apart from those which are hard on the joints.....distnace running is good for general stamina...which you'll still need for singles....its just kinda bring tho

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    Does weight training help your badminton?

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    depends on what kind of weight training. I would guess most of us aren't thinking of the "body building" weight training cause I've heard it messed up your timing for your shots and is hard to recover from it. However, basic weight training is good. Such as working out your quads, thighs, forearms, abdominals, etc. in order to build up the "power" but not to increase big ass muscles

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    Do you mean circuit training? Most people I know that do this are still quite toned but are very quick and agile. I would assume it would also help with stamina and match fitness.

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    Other thing to have a look at is your footwork & positioning.

    I can see a lot of people running around the court looking ragged when they can anticipate better & get into position.

    The thing that always gets me is how some people scamper to the net & take their shot with the racquet almost tangled up with their body when they can just lunge/stretch.

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    Try to do some circuit trainning on the court and play shadow.

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    The thing that always gets me is how some people scamper to the net & take their shot with the racquet almost tangled up with their body when they can just lunge/stretch.
    The main reason for this is momentum, all the training goes out the window with beginners and intermediate players bacause they struggle to get from the back to the front and end up running too fast and too far into the front not leaving enough space to lunge and extend the racket.

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    Originally posted by mindfields

    The thing that always gets me is how some people scamper to the net & take their shot with the racquet almost tangled up with their body when they can just lunge/stretch.
    i agree with Dill on this. there is momentum, but the core of the problem is that they don't have the leg strength to actually stop themselves using a lunge. instead of running fast, try to stop with a lunge, they run through and decelerate.

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