Great Fitness Sites I (Conditioning)

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  1. Marius_Hancu

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    Conditioning

    Racquet sports specific:
    http://www.bestlifeonline.com/cda/article/0,5507,s1-2---1973,00.html Andre Agassi's Workout
    http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Sport-Science/249181_Strength_Training_For_Tennis/ USTA Strength Training For Tennis
    http://www.tennis.com/yourgame/fitness/fitness.aspx?id=77674 Total Tennis Workout
    http://www.netfit.co.uk/racquets-web.htm
    http://www.angelfire.com/id/ustc/day1_7.htm


    Footwork:
    http://www.bctennis.com/health/FastFeet-Part2.aspx
    http://tennis.about.com/od/drillspracticegames/a/footworkwarmup.htm
    http://www.tennisserver.com/circlegame/circlegame_99_11.html
    http://www.tennisserver.com/circlegame/circlegame_00_01.html
    http://eteamz.active.com/tennis/instruction/tips/category.cfm/Conditioning/

    Plyometrics and Power/Strength:
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-olympic-lifting.asp Olympic Lifts
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/plymo.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/weight.htm
    http://www.athleticadvisor.com/Weight_Room/program_design.htm Plyometrics Program Design
    http://www.netfit.co.uk/netfit.htm (click Workouts, then Plyometrics)
    http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/articles.html (see esp articles on "jumps")
    http://www.coachr.org/fiber.htm Muscle Fiber Types and Training

    Great combo (fitness/cardio. strength, explosiveness)
    program designed by world class triathletes and decathonists,
    the OUTSIDE online magazine series:
    The new program at OUTSIDE: The Shape of Your Life
    http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/123272743.html/200205shape_of_your_life.html

    Running, Circuit Training,
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100127/ap_on_sp_ot/us_sci_barefoot_runningRunners, baring your soles makes you well-heeled
    http://www.juniortennis.com/Science/JeffDrock/IntervalTraining.htm
    http://www.breathplay.com/runningtext.html Breathing Technique
    http://www.playerdevelopment.usta.com/content/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=249178&itype=7418 USTA Run Form Drills
    http://timinvermont.com/fitness/faq11.htm Weight lifting for Runners
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/sprints/index.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/middist/index.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/trainprog.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/circuit.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/economy.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/runform.htm
    http://carlisle-www.army.mil/apfri/running_in_the_fast_lane.htm

    Jumping Rope:
    http://www.foodfit.com/fitness/archive/homeGym_july01.asp
    http://www.ballyfitness.com/rapid_results/expert_advice/product_tip_sheet/Exercises/jumprexerc.asp

    Heart Rate Monitors (ESSENTIAL for cardio work in order to be able to assess progress):
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/maxhr.htm Maximum Heart Rate
    http://www.cbass.com/FAQ3.htm#Forget Measuring the Real Max Heart Rate
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/hrm.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/hrm3.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/hrm1.htm Heart Rate Training Zones (very important)
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/fatburn.htm Fat Burning Training

    Tennis-specific endurance:
    http://www.coachesinfo.com/category/tennis/204/
    http://www.juniortennis.com/Science/JeffDrock/IntervalTraining.htm

    Strength, Weight Training:
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/Directory.html
    http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Sport-Science/249181_Strength_Training_For_Tennis/ USTA Strength Training For Tennis
    http://www.usta.com/Active/News/Health_Fitness/107103_Dynamic_Tennis_WarmUp/ Dynamic Tennis Warm-Up
    http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html
    http://www.hhs.csus.edu/homepages/khs/Kilogram4/public/Exercises/table_of_contents_Exercises.htm
    http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Myths.html#anchor7319578 (Fat reduction myths)
    http://www.usta.com/healthandfitness/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=59151&itype=6835&icategoryid=591(Strength Training for Young Tennis Players)
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/weight.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/bpress.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/lpress.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/medball.htm (Medicine Ball)
    http://www.juniortennis.com/Science/JeffDrock/Pushup.htm
    http://tenniscampsaustralia.com/modules/bodybuilding/
    http://www.usta.com/healthandfitness/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=59146&itype=6835&icategoryid=591(Lunging)
    http://www.higher-faster-sports.com/articles.html
    http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article folder/superslow.html (Superslow Training)
    http://www.ssymca.org/quincy/Wayne Westcott Articles/making_bodyweight_exercise_challenging.htm (Bodyweight Training)

    Full Body Workout with Resistance Tubes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxKSp--1mc4
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chyjxPPIDWc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRPQZ5XUkk
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIck13UzhPU

    Stretching:
    http://www.bradapp.net/docs/rec/stretching/
    http://exercise.about.com/cs/flexibility/l/blstretch.htm Good pictures here
    http://my.clevelandclinic.org/Documents/heart/USTA.PDF
    http://www.drbookspan.com/StretchingArticle.html Stretching and Flexibility for Real Life
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/stretch.htm
    http://www.brianmac.demon.co.uk/dynamic.htm
    http://www.fitfortennis.com/articles/resource-article-5.htm


    Yoga:
    http://www.yogasite.com/postures.html
    http://www.yogasite.com/sunsalute.htm

    Mental Exercises And Drills
    http://www.maxtennis.com/id19.htm

    Breathing in tennis:
    http://www.viewzone.com/breathing.html

    WTA Tour: Aquatic Therapy for Tennis
    http://www.stms.nl/april2003/artikel2.htm

    misc.fitness.weights FAQ:
    http://www.trygve.com/mfw_faq.html

    Tennis: Tips for the Nutrition Advantage
    http://www.usta.com/juniors/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=28344
    http://www.usta.com/healthandfitness/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=59153
    http://www.usta.com/healthandfitness/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=59145&itype=6835&icategoryid=591 (Hydration)
    http://www.fitfortennis.com/articles/resource-article-10.htm
    http://www.fitfortennis.com/articles/resource-article-7.htm
    http://www.tenniscruz.com/Training/Fluid_Who.htm
    http://www.tenniscruz.com/Training/Fluid_Replace.htm
    http://www.usta.com/news/fullstory.sps?inewsid=59149 (Cool down fluids)
    http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=12110 (Water or a sports drink?)
    http://www.tennisserver.com/set/set_02_04.html (Hydration, Dehydration and Rehydration)

    Biomechanics terminology
    http://bretcontreras.com/basic-biomechanics-terms-and-definitions/
     
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  3. SAMPRAS

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    these sites are special for fitness for the tennis yes??
     
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    Not all. Some of them are specific to tennis, some are not directly related.

    But I hope that most of them are useful in one form or another to the tennis player for his game, his health or his body:)
     
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  5. Radical97

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    Thanks Marius. This is sooo good! Everybody bookmark.
     
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  6. SAMPRAS

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    Thanks Marius !
     
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  7. deehacker2005

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    Thanks for the list of sites, they were very helpful. :thumbsup:
     
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  8. dbnet03

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    Good collection - Thanks MH.
     
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  9. TheVicht

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    your my hero, thanks for all this
     
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  10. Tof

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    Marius you are almost a genius !
     
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  11. jkonecne

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    You must be in crazy good shape. haha. Thanks for all the sites!
     
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  12. OrangeOne

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    Fitness forums

    Anyone know the best fitness forums out there? I've looked and

    http://training.fitness.com

    seems ok, but if you know of a bigger or better one, I'd be interested!

    (oh - and kudos to Marius for these astounding lists of fitness sites)
     
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  13. Ano

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    OO, I don't know the best fitness forums out there.

    But if you are interested, I could give you recommendation about great books of fitness and training (especially for a knowledgeable guy like you):

    - Essentials of Personal Training by National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
    - Essentials of Strengh Training and Conditioning by NSCA
    - Supertraining by Mel Siff
    - Science & Practice of Strength Training by Vladimir Zatsiorsky
    - Get Buffed by Ian King

    I would caution however that all books mentioned above are an advanced texts and as such, those looking for a cursory read would be well advised to look elsewhere.
     
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  14. Ano

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    Other great books :

    - Facts & Falacies of Fitness by Mel Siff
    - Fitness & Strength Training for all Sports by Hartmann and Tunnemann
    - Science of Sports Training by Thomas Kurz
    - Theory & application of modern strength and power methods by Christian Thibadeau. ( If you’re looking for the “coles notes” / “cliff’s notes” version of Supertraining, look no further than any of Christian Thibaudeau’s works – especially this book).
     
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  15. OrangeOne

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    Hehe - thanks for those lists Ano, some of those look really interesting, I remember some of the names (well, at least Supertraining) from my fitness study days. Facts and Fallacies looks really interesting, I find convincing people that the myths aren't true is half of the battle when teaching someone about fitness...

    I also remember a favourite of mine was

    Periodization: The theory & methodology of training by Tudor Bompa
     
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  16. Ano

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    Yeah, and also Periodization training for sports also by Tudor Bompa. I have both books by Bompa.
     
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  17. OrangeOne

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    Thought you might have that one.

    If you don't mind me asking - do you train people? Or has all of your learning been for your own training? If you don't wanna chat on this publicly, feel free to tag me an email via my forum profile....
     
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  18. Ano

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    Yes, I do but only on weekend, because I'm a full time banker right now.

    I started to lift weight in 1986 and started to train people in 1987. I have trained over 200 personal coaching clients (bodybuilders, models, singers, actors, executives etc.) since 1987, and have read about 1000 books about health, fitness and nutrition (I spend on average 1-2 hours/day to read. I read at least 1 book / week, about 50 books in a year and about 1000 book in 20 years).

    Sorry to bore other posters with my story. I have to stop right here. ;)
     
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  19. OrangeOne

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    Wow. Just plain wow. That's just simply inspiring....

    I've done *some* training, but nothing on that level. The training I've most enjoyed that I've done has been some team-sports-specific training. I found this to be really rewarding, and more challenging than general-training. That was a few years ago, now I'm looking at getting back into it, both some general training and hopefully some sports-team training too.
     
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  20. Ano

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    Thanks, pal! I should also note that I'm also a free lance writer for a local fitness magazine (Muscle Indonesia).
     
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  21. OrangeOne

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    Hmmm. Very interesting that you note that. I'm keeping that fact in mind... :)
     
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  22. antony

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  23. king of swing

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    amazing how long did it take you to find all those sites
     
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  24. Lotto

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    For good mental training for tennis:

    http://www.tennispsychology.com/

    Really good mental training for tennis site. It really helped me alot. You should check it out because psycology is so important in tennis.
     
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    What an excellent post. Thank you so much, this is exactly the sort of thing I have been looking for!
     
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  26. baseline08thrasher

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    I Love You!!!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!!!
     
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    Nice. Thibs' stuff is pretty good. You're surely familiar with T-Nation, then, right?

    With regards to strength training, there's a lot of useful stuff on that site.

    The NSCA books can be a bit rough to read for those who don't really want to know the theory behind the weight training, but they're pretty good books.
     
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  29. Miami83095

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    Thank You So Much!!! Great Thread
     
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  30. smoothtennis

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    I know when you posted authors such as Christian Thibadeau and Dr. Mel Siff, you KNOW what you are talking about. I have Supertraining by Mel Siff -cost a bundle, LOL.
     
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  31. Igrac

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    Could u delete all the posts regarding USTA they just link to usta.com
     
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  32. DangerDan

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    Anybody have any experience or thoughts on the "Workout Pass" website which includes "etennistraining". All their areas are included for $99.00/yr.
     
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  33. DangerDan

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    I was just checking out http://stacktv.stack.com/

    I like that it has individual excercise/workout videos to motivate you plus you can track your workouts on the website.

    Once I get more time I'll delve into it further.
     
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  34. freedomtennis

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    thanks for the links
     
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  35. bieker

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    Amazing list man. I've been looking everywhere for information, and here it is all right in front of me.
     
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  36. LoveTennis678

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    Wow, what a great list! Here's another one mainly focused on tennis-specific training:

    Tennis-specific education & certification organization called the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA). www.itpa-tennis.org
     
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  37. kengan

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    Links don't even work....
     
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  38. charliefedererer

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    You have to realize that incredible list was put together by Marius in 2005.

    The following current sites have good information on fitness and conditioning:

    Sports Fitness Advisor Tennis Training Section: http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/tennis-training.html

    USTA Strength and Conditioning Articles and Resources:
    http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Ga...ngth_and_Conditioning_Articles_and_Resources/

    USTA: Common Conditioning Questions answered by trainers for different age groups and circumstances: http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Health-Fitness/Training-and-Exercise/Conditioning/

    Tennis Fitness and iInjury Prevention: http://www.tennisfitnesslove.com/fitness/

    Thrower's Ten Exercises to help prevent shoulder, elbow and wrist injury: http://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/tennis-training.html

    Tennis Weight Training - Exercises of Weight Training for Tennis http://optimumtennis.net/tennis-weight-training.htm

    Pressing and the Overhead Athlete http://www.elitefts.com/documents/overhead_athlete.htm

    HIIT - High Intensity Interval Training http://www.intervaltraining.net/hiit.html

    USTA Agility Drills: http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/USTA_Import/USTA/dps/doc_437_269.pdf

    XL Athlete drill sheets for various tennis workouts: http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_admin.jsp?browse_kind=3&sport_id=38&group_id=0

    Short video clips of how to perform a vast array of XL athlete exercises: http://www.xlathlete.com/browse_admin.jsp?browse_kind=2&sport_id=38&group_id=0


    The USTA site has a page where you can click on information for the following injuries: http://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Ga...ention-and-Recovery/Achilles_Tendon_Injuries/
    •Achilles Tendon Injuries
    •Ankle Injuries
    •Arm Injuries
    •Back Injuries
    •Foot Injuries
    •Hand Injuries
    •Hip Injuries
    •Knee Injuries
    •Leg Injuries
    •Shin Splints
    •Shoulder Injuries
    •Tennis Elbow
    •Wrist Injuries
    •Prevention of Injury


    USTA Tennis Recovery:
    • Nutritional Aspects of Tennis Recovery
    • Heat and Hydration Aspects of Tennis Recovery
    • Psychological Aspects of Tennis Recovery
    • Recovery Aspects of Young Tennis Players
    • Physiological Aspects of Tennis Recovery
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries/ Orthopedics Aspects of Tennis Injury
    • General Medical Aspects of Recovery
    • Coaching Specific Aspects of Recovery
    Easy-to-read 40 page downladable 40 page booklet http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/dps...ence/RECOVERY PROJECT 22410 EMAIL VERSION.pdf

    Comprehensive 400 page free downloacable review of the literature http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/dps/usta_master/sitecore_usta/RECOVERY PROJECT FINAL.pdf
     
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  39. Pocky

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    Thanks for putting in the effort. Wonder how you managed to do this
     
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  40. kengan

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    I'm sure the list are as incredible as you say while the URLs were still active, my fault for being late to the party :p

    Thank you for the links, I appreciate it.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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