got knocked out today

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  1. crash1929

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    Today hit with a strong 5.0. We played games to eleven and the first one was close. I was up 8-6. Then we had this long long rally which I won by coming into the net and putting it way. I was exhausted. I could not catch my breath for like 15 minutes and even then I wasn't right. He went on to take the next few games easily. I told him that I never recovered from that long point in the first game and hes said: "You went anaerobic ". I had no idea what that meant but I have an inkling now. Wheew. I never realized that one point could knock you out. My endurance is bad.

    Btw, My opponent was the captain of a national championship ivy league crew team.
     
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  2. The_Steak

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    How did you get knocked out?
     
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    that one long point did me in.
     
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    Is that your pic ? you don't look like you are in shape..
     
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    very funny fedace, how's the weather in San Diego?
     
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    really though I posted this for people who don't know there is such a thing as 'going anaerobic .
     
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    just unlucky i guess.
     
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    If you're really a 4.5, then you should never be up 8-6 against a 5.0 in games or point count. :shock:

    That or HE really isn't a 5.0... Unless he was messing around.
     
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    imo, just because one player is a 5.0 and one is a 4.5, doesn't mean the 5.0 "will" beat the 4.5 or only be down several points.
    The 5.0 can have a "off day" as I am sure everyone has experienced, unless your not human.
     
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    x I'm a real good 4.5 with a bad smoking and cheeseburger habit.

    dude what is it with you and questioning the ratings i post.
     
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    i believe you did well to earn 8-6.
     
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    yes beck i see your point. lol
     
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    cheers!

    10 char
     
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    but i do think my poor endurance is hurting me. i can't move and hit the ball like i want to when i get winded. today though with his "anerobic" comment it really got me thinking about what that means. I'm going to google it later when i have time.
     
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    there is another super athlete at the club that says short bursts of hard/fast excercise ehelp with this
     
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    I haven't been able to take a set off a computer rated 5.0 but a few weeks ago I did get to a tie break against one. I do think he was "working" on his serve though cause he threw in some dubs. Who knows.
     
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  17. I've never heard of "going anaerobic" before. I did play one man in his late 30's who got too tired to play after one set. He told me he didn't have the "rebound" anymore.
     
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    I was told it means you run and hit very hard and forget to breath becuase you're concentrating on something else. and indeed i was concentrating on a few technical things so that made sense.

    also i notice when i hit with 5.0's i get tired more quickly than with 3.5 women.
     
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  19. beckham

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    start small and build from there if you want to work on your fitness.
    if you want to become a 5.0, and your a 4.5, you obviously have technique and skill; physically, is where you can be separated to an extent.
    also, the "bad habits" need to be controlled or eliminated.
     
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    You smoke and you're surprised that your endurance is bad? What did you expect?
     
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    Sounds like what we call bonking in cycling. It can happen when your body suddenly finds it can't get more energy n just goes into energy saving mode.

    I try to carry a energy bar or banana n energy drinks just in case if I know I'm going to be on e the courts for more than 3 hrs.

    mawashi
     
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    Crash, do you live in Jacksonville?

    I know a guy who I can imagine as you, and I'm curious if you are he.
     
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  23. BullDogTennis

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    agree with that statement 100%
     
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    Stop smoking and your endurance will be 5x better.
     
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    I would agree with this. Specificity in training is important. Tennis players change directions every few seconds and need to move quickly. Doing drills that involve sprinting or running lines will help you build tennis specific endurance and recover more quickly.

    Most of us weekend warrior types don't have the fitness base to successfully compete with serious players who are in shape.
     
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