Physiological testing in badminton
Badminton is a racket sport that involves intermittent, high-intensity exercise. Professional badminton requires a high level of technical skill, tactical competence and physical capacity. From a physiological point of view it is of primary interest to know the cardiovascular and metabolic demands of badminton. The aim of this report is to give an overview of characteristics and physiological demands of badminton match-play. In addition, consequences for physiological testing in badminton are presented and implications for the design of training programmes are outlined.