1. Chinese Table Tennis Drills
Table tennis training involves a surprisingly complicated mix of speed, footwork, and hand-eye coordination. Not only do players run complex drills to prepare for each potential table position, they also spend a lot of time building aerobic stamina by bicycling, swimming, and running.
3. Shaolin Monk Endurance Training
Shaolin monks train through Buddhist meditation and an extreme version of kung fu. Traditional training methods include balancing on their fingertips and standing on their heads for hours at a time to strengthen their necks for battle.
6. Iditarod Training
A musher and a team of sled dogs typically run 2,000 to 3,000 miles over the year to prepare for the 1,112-mile-long Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In the summer months, dogs pull all-terrain vehicles over dry land to maintain conditioning.
Mushers also have to be in top physical form before the race to deal with the harsh winter weather. Most mushers stay in shape by biking, jogging and weight lifting.
11. Lumberjack Training
Timbersport competitions measure logging skills and require a tremendous amount of upper body strength, balance, and stamina. In the Springboard Chop, loggers build a balancing platform, climb up onto it, and chop through a 12 inch log. Training involves a lot of chopping and core-strengthening.