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Daily Routine of a Professional Badminton Player

Daily Routine of a Professional Badminton Player

Badminton players success stories miss the spotlight many a time; but there is a change in the tide, the silver medal in the Rio Olympics brought the deserved limelight to the sport of badminton. PV Sindhu is an ideal example. Her passion for the sport has got our heads turning not just by her performance at the Rio Olympics but the sheer dedication to the sport proven by her medal victory at the age of 21.

Let's look at the training routine of badminton players, cause it’s no piece of cake.

Rise and shine -

Can you imagine what time their day begins? 3.00 or 4.00 am! Players such as PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth began their training with their coach Pullela Gopichand at 4.30 am which went on till lunch, just an hour’s break for breakfast. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Diet and nutrition -

Their diet plans are high in protein, with zero sugar. Living on such a strict diet daily just shows how dedicated they are, I mean just try and imagine living on such a diet. The purpose is to keep you fit and full of energy to last the long rounds. Good nutrition will help you concentrate during the game in order to maximise your skills.

Exercise & training -

The sport of badminton is a fast paced sport which requires quick reflexes, excellent balance, good reach and boundless stamina. For a player to attain all these attributes, one need to be extremely fit to withstand the long rallies. The training sessions are divided into different segments.

  1. Strength and power training - The purpose to this training is to withstand the demands of badminton. Strength and power training helps a player become strong and explosive and your body will also function better and be more resilient to injuries.
  2. Movement training - The movement sessions are designed to improve your speed and reflexes specially the footwork. They become more efficient and it helps them react instantly as repetitions of the same movement makes it a reflex action.

It’s is similar to having a job, the amount of time you devote to it. You have to make these sacrifices such as having a stable job if you are passionate about the sport. It is risky but the will and humble attitude towards hard work is what makes them into a success story. Let Actofit help you towards this journey, reach out to us today


Oct 02, 2018 • Posted by Shruthi Keerthi

Play your best,every 3 shots at the moment, be confident throughout the game

Aug 16, 2018 • Posted by SONBOBGAH Guillaume CHUNGONG

My daughter just turned 13. She loves badminton so much. I am her trainer and her coach. I introduced her to the game when she was about 8. Since then she’s won 4 gold medals, a number of silver n bronzes in different national schools championships. I would appreciate if u could send me training guides a’d especially videos so that I can continue to train her n other kids who are interested i’ the game. My knowledge and experience in badminton so far is got from the internet. Thank you so much

Jul 18, 2018 • Posted by EZHIL ARASU

I enjoy your Badminton tips

Jul 18, 2018 • Posted by Shruthi Keerthi

I need someone to fund for my badminton practice

Jul 18, 2018 • Posted by Dr. Arati Chaudhary

Hello, my son is 11 & passionate about the game. I envision that he has the potential for becoming a great player. Could u pls guide me on how I could help him as a parent. His diet? Exercise schedule?

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