Ferrer 2 Fitness Sessions a Day?

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  1. MethodTennis

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    http://www.atpworldtour.com/news/form-and-fitness/2010/ferrer.aspx

    Do these guys do rest days? Surely this much training is would get you injured fast? How many days a week to you reckon he trains at that intensity? 2 on 1 off?

    Or Something like

    Bi/Tri/Chest
    Back/Shoulder/Forearm
    Legs/core
    Rest.

    Wonder if he plays tennis on his rest days and if he runs on them?
     
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  2. r2473

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    Anyone that has ever trained in any sort of distance running is probably pretty familiar with 2 a days.

    I know football players do lots of 2 a days.
     
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    But I was wondering how often he would rest? MMA obviously the fighters tend to do 2x2hours a day. But ferrer has to play tennis on top of the 2 fitness sessions.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    A tennis match is his rest day
     
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    I know training academies, sessions in Spain always allow a day off to rest the body and mind....Legs!!!! They are serious & dedicated but not crazy...lol
     
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    Want crazy? Can you handle the truth? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDv2qZWJ00
     
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    I doubt his strength training regimen looks like that, it's probably more specialized than what looks more like a body building split.

    If he has a good trainer, it probably also periodized based on his tournament schedule so that intensity tapers off a around tournament play and picks up on breaks between tournaments.

    But Ferrer is incredibly fit, so what he considers "intense" is probably on another level. LOL!
     
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    Tennis players most likely don't do bodybuilding splits like that. If you look at most of the players with shirts off, it's fairly obvious. The chest has so little importance in hitting a tennis ball that I would suprised if they do more than one exercise per week that has anything to do with building pectorals, plus most chest building exercises can limit shoulder flexibility.
     
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    Yeah defiantly. From what ive read about his strength sessions though theyre pretty basic. Simple splits with 2 exercises per main muscle. Push Pull Legs is a fairly standard split for an athlete in a lot of sports.
     
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    That makes it sound like a standard split for bodybuilding/ There seem to be very few articles out there about exactly how top athletes in any sports go about there business. You get vague ideas but never specifics, similar to this article. I wonder if its poor journalism or just that a lot of these athletes dont want to disclose how theyre training. Its not like its going to be that revolutionary, the top pros in every sport are probably training in the optimal way. I would be shocked if anyone in the top40 was training sub-optimally in tennis and I imagine that this would be similar in most sports. Top football teams etc. Obviously there would be some different specifics depending on the athlete or teams individual weakness but generally its probably fairly samey
     
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    Ferrer's lifting split is gonna be full body 3x week, upper/lower, or push/pull/legs. I'm leaning more towards one of the first two since legs are hit more often in those and chest/shoulder work is lessened. Also a lot of athletes do 2 a days. I've done them for mma/boxing and football. And you have to remember he's a pro athlete, so chances are he's using enhancements.
     
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    really ? enhancements like roids ? I wouldn't agree if that what your getting at. I train twice a day and still get in a minimum of 1.5 hrs of tennis a day and if I take my breaks and don't let the stretching slack its really no big deal.

    In the morning the stretching (call it what you want) weights and cardio really get you going... tennis later in the day , your flying ... and the night time 1 hr. deal is usually healing as a run or some other lighter event to trigger the muscles and say good night ... just my .02
     
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    I ran track in college and I knew a guy who ran about 200 miles a week, 30 miles a day, sometimes two workouts a day and sometimes three. Yeah, he got hurt a lot.
     
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    Professional athletes can usually devote more time to recovery than most of us, as well as being younger and probably more closely watching diet. This may be a little less true for tennis players due to the stresses of travel.

    For peak performance, you usually want to take at least a day off from serious training before a big match. Tennis players are forced to compete under less than ideal circumstances.
     
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    Edwin Moses spent 3 1/2 hrs a day just stretching.
     
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    Wow!:shock: I know hurdlers need flexibility, but that's just crazy.

    I assume most of the top tennis players are getting fairly sophisticated about recovery, which is something that amateurs mostly ignore. Djokovic keeps his recovery techniques quite secret which is why people will often assume he's doping.
     
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    Edwin Moses' 107 straight hurdles finals wins
    For nine years, nine months, and nine days, Edwin Moses proved, literally, unbeatable. The two-time Olympic champ won 107 straight finals in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles (also going 15-0 in qualifying races during that time), setting the world record of 47.02 seconds and gathering the 11 fastest times in the event.

    On June 4, 1987, Moses, 31, finally lost, defeated by 21-year-old Danny Harris in an early-season contest.

    "In 10 years, Moses faced hundreds of different competitors, but nobody beat him; some even quit the event out of frustration," wrote Juan Williams in the Washington Post. "Fashions changed, politics went conservative, the U.S. boycotted the Olympics in 1980 and participated in 1984. But none of it affected Edwin Moses, who just kept running away from the competition."
    http://www.ncalcricket.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=850
     
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    i read somewhere (forgot where) ferrer goes for a run after an official match sometimes, just for the fun
     
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    Didn't Courier do the same while reading a book?
     
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    On my off days I pretty much devote like 2-3 hours to working out. I can usually do it for about 4-5 days straight before I give myself a light day which is just about 50-60 minutes of cardio.

    But yeah today I biked for an hour then played tennis for close to 2 hours.
     
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    I dont think thats anything excessive at all.

    I mean theres tons of amateur triathletes and marathoners out there who spend 2 hours a day working out and they dont have any finnancial reason at all to do so

    Ferrer is no.3 in the world and makes like 5 mil a year, and his entire game is predicated on being fitter, fitter and stronger than anyone else out there.

    These are professional atheletes we're talking about. Not just regular guys doing 9-5 office jobs. They should be doing things out of the ordinary to the rest of us.
     
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    there kind of training is 100% possible for anyone. i used to do this when i played football, just finished up my senior year in college.

    i am doing something similar to get ready for the spring season. i will workout 1-1hr 30mins early in the morning. then i will go out in the afternoon and work on my serves and hit against the wall.

    the key is to listen to your body and build up to where you can train this vigorously.
     
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    1. you don't train with the same intensity or at the same level as a pro athlete

    2. if you rely on your body for income, you use PEDs
     
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    Agassi or Sampras mention in their books that Courier did this frequently. He did this at Australian Open and at Roland Garros, i think.
     
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