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Offline steviestyles

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« on: January 05, 2005, 09:41:42 PM »
What do you believe are some of hte essential workouts to step up your tennis game to a higher level? I'm going to have to start doing this and i have a pretty good idea of what to work out but is there any insiders that i could be missing?  :|

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2005, 09:53:00 PM »
Everyone here will have their opinions, and actually I am anxious to see them  

I think overall weight training is good.  I would never soley focus on one thing.  The one thing I did TOTALLY avoid while lifting was squats.  Knees are already a liability on a tennis court, so I stayed away to avoid injury, a lot of good that did me!   :head-smack:

Some of the main muscles though that you could pay extra attention to:
Shoulder
Arms
Stomache
Legs

Bust on the whole package though, it will pay off!
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2005, 10:03:50 AM »
Check out Tennis.com website for weight workouts geared for tennis.

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2005, 09:21:24 PM »
run with ankle weights and with some 10 pound dumbells in your hands for about 1 mile a few times a week
does wonders.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2005, 09:25:13 PM »
Good one Hummer, I used to mow lawns with them on.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2005, 09:55:42 PM »
give the dumbels adn ankle weight jogging a a shot.  satart out with 1 mile everyother day, tehn go bigger and bigger.  if its cold out, wear sweatpants, and thats even better, so teh ankel weights dont move around your ankels and the friction wont burn them.  btw, be sure to always pump your arms when you hold the dumbells.  when you are done, you will be wiped, but it feels great.  feels healthy.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2005, 06:11:36 AM »
If you're really trying to get tournament tough, running is a must.  If you're on a treadmill, mix up the speed.  Like 4 minutes at a medium pace, then 2 minutes of sprinting, etc.  It's important to replicate tennis, which requires a person to run at all manners of speed.  Plus, varying the pace will allow you to work the slow and fast twitch muscles, which means more leg strength.  

Jump rope.  

Do a LOT of stomach work.  Work the core muscles.  

There are all things I would do if I wasn't such a lazy ass. :whistle:

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2005, 02:45:10 PM »
alright thanks for all the pointers now i jsut cant be lazy

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2005, 02:49:18 PM »
Just keep thins image in the back of your head -  :winner:
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2005, 06:27:44 AM »
Or this image: Getting into shape tends to make a person... uh... what is the word... ah, yes: sexy.

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2005, 07:54:18 AM »
Um, yeah.  I am sure I will have no problem keeping that image in my head...
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