Badminton is a sport which involves hitting a shuttlecock made from cork and feathers back and forth across a net with a badminton racquet. The object is to hit the shuttlecock over the net into the opponent's court so that he cannot return it before it hits the ground. Once considered a slow, low-intensity activity, badminton is now recognized as a quick-moving, explosive interval sportmuch like competitive volleyball or squash.
Badminton Sport-specific applications
Badminton Equipment required
Badminton Applicable substitutions
Badminton Reference sources, organizations and publications
Muscle groups used
Primary muscles: quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteals, hips (adductors, abductors, flexors), calves, obliques, abdominals, shoulders, trapezius, latissimus dorsi and forearms (wrist extensors, wrist flexors) Assistance muscles: biceps, triceps, rhomboids, teres major and chest
Approximately 0.045 Calories per minute per pound of body weight
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