Conditioning Drills - Basics of Volleyball Conditioning
Our volleyball conditioning drills focus on specific needs of a
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How do we get more strength?
Basically muscle will get stronger when we
“overload” it and make it work beyond its normal intensity.
In the beginning any workout would make you stronger. As long as you
overload the muscle more than it is used to.
Yes, it is that simple.
However, we will go beyond that. It is the most beneficial to
train specific muscles and movements you need in volleyball.
In our pages you find conditioning information, which focuses on
specific functions you need in volleyball.
Conditioning - Specific Training Needs
have different needs
We want to help you to understand the
some basic concepts
How to train strength for volleyball?
How to train
quickness for volleyball?
When you understand those basics, then it is easier to train according
to specific needs volleyball athletes have.
Sometimes due to injury or another sport athlete might have only
limited time to prepare for the season. From our resources
the athlete will
find a short program to get ready for the season.
Or maybe there is a
specific need which the athlete wants to work on for the shorter period of
For example, if according to tests athlete is quick enough, but she is
lacking on strength, our purpose is to make it clear how to improve the
strength part and help her to maximize her potential.
We provide you information how to train the specific needs an athlete
sports have different needs
It is important to notice athletes have different
needs for conditioning.
For example: there is no sense for volleyball
player to do football player’s workout; the requirements of the sports
are so different.
Or there is no sense for volleyball player to run long distance, which
many of the volleyball coaches are still making their players do.
(You’ll find an explanation for that later on.)
Conditioning for Volleyball - Sports Specific Training
All the volleyball conditioning exercises we
provide are very carefully picked and are exercises you need the most
when playing volleyball.
In the beginning you will practice with your own body weight because it
is extremely important to learn the correct techniques first. You are
doing the same movement patterns but without weights or with very low
Your own body weight is good enough to overload your muscles in the
beginning. It prepares you to lift weights later.
Training in Volleyball – Training should always be functional
An athlete needs to train the movements
needed in volleyball, not individual muscles.
This kind of
training is called functional training, which trains your functionality
and sport specific movements, not specific muscles.
We focus on
movement patterns in our strength training exercises.
Volleyball Exercises – Beginner to Pro
As we are planning the training with a long term
perspactive, the collection of
exercises remains the same through the years.
Movement patterns you learn in the beginning are used also in advanced
Once you learn the exercises, you can use them through your whole
career. (Exception: there are few exercises which are only for the
players who have extensive strength training experience).
To get some specific exercises, explore the Conditioning Drills through
the links below.