Physical training in team handball

Antonio Dello Iacono*, Claude Karcher, Lars Bojsen Michalsik

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The physical preparation of elite team handball players has become an indispensable part of contemporary professional team handball due to the high fitness level required to cope with the ever-increasing demands of match play. The investigation of the key performance outcomes in team handball practice (see Chap. 20) provides sport scientists, coaches and physical trainers with a framework for optimal planning of training. With this in mind, the aim of this chapter is to provide a general overview of the physical training principles and methodologies commonly implemented in team handball, inclusive of aerobic, anaerobic and strength training prescription.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandball Sports Medicine
EditorsLio Laver, Philippe Landreau, Romain Seil, Nebojsa Popovic
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783662558928
ISBN (Print)9783662558911
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 May 2018


  • handball
  • fitness
  • physical training


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