Differences between squash and badminton
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Differences between squash and badminton

I’m always interested to hear squash players’ opinions and their verdict of badminton. Both badminton and squash require speed, skill and agility though squash arguably has the edge in endurance and strategy. As someone who regularly plays badminton, I find squash much more demanding and tiring than badminton. The ball virtually never goes out. But at the end of the … Continue reading

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Badminton infographic: Lee Chong Wei 李宗伟

On planet badminton, Lee Chong Wei is perhaps like Pete Sampras or Andre Agassi on planet tennis – they are living legends. He’s world number 1 in men’s singles and has overcome a doping scandal and career-threatening injuries to compete at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. If he wins the finals, Chong Wei will be the first ever Malaysian to … Continue reading

Badminton infographic: power differences between men and women
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Badminton infographic: power differences between men and women

An article published by Dutch Badminton described the dilemma of training girls the same way as boys. It argues for specific training that takes into account the fact that women have less power in the legs in addition to less upper body strength. It points out women will receive from a more neutral start position and will take more steps to get to the shuttle as a … Continue reading

Badminton infographic: elements of movement
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Badminton infographic: elements of movement

Badminton can be an intense sport and to generate maximum power it puts cardiovascular and metabolic stress on the entire body. This fun infographic looks at sports science studies by the National Sports of Institute of Malaysia that have aimed to improve training methods for elite badminton players Citations Ooi C.H. and Sidek, M. 2009. Physiological Strain in World Class Women Badminton Player … Continue reading

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Badminton infographic: World’s biggest tournaments

Badminton debuted at the summer Olympic games in 1992 in Barcelona. Though the Olympics event attracts attention from many people who don’t play badminton, there are several more prestigious events. These include the All England Open and other major BWF superseries titles and some which are highlighted in the infographic below. Further information Badmintonworld.tv  Watch the official channel of the Badminton World Federation … Continue reading