Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Marius_Hancu, Nov 1, 2004.
such a great post!
Found this site,
that is a not-for-profit fitness research site catering more to those who would like to understand how exactly fitness training is supposed to affect our bodies. Has anybody come across this, and has anybody found it useful?
Free workouts, warm ups, prehab, drills, exercise videos, and articles. Made by collegiate strength coaches and researchers for anyone and everyone to use. By registering, which is also free, you can enter in your training maxes for the lifts and print out custom strength workouts for yourself.
Click the banner:
Yes I agree tennis players should not train like bodybuilders, but anyone that is saying that this sight is not an invaluable asset for athletes obviously has not been to the site. They have many articles on agility, conditioning, and even tennis specific articles. It is not just for bodybuilders.
i found this to be fairly helpful as well..
I got turned onto this site from a trainer at my gym who teaches my circuit class.
The link I gave is for the tennis stuff, for obvious reasons. Click back to the main page on the site for general stuff.
Awesome sites, thanks!
We've made a ton of updates to the XL Athlete site during the past few months.
Here are all of our Tennis-orientated drill sheets (LOTS of stuff here): XL Athlete Tennis Section
Tons of exercise videos if you want to look up an exercise you haven't seen yet: XL Exercise Video Section
Our Tennis article section: Training Articles
Hope that helps!
Has anybody seen this site:
This guy seems to know what he's talking about. I was thinking of downloading his book.....
for what???, doesn't seem to be any serious info there. You think this guy will give you the determination, understanding and motivation you've lacked up until this point? You've got to find it within yourself, not an e-book, class or elsewhere. You've been trying to get in shape and loose weight for how long????
Like an alcoholic in recovery addicted to AA, substitute on excuse for another.
Just wanted to add some that I frequent....
Stronglifts (strength and overall health)
Catalyst (olympic lifting)
Beast Skills (gymnastics strength)
Mountain Athlete Hybrid Training (interval training)
CrossFit Endurance (Aerobic conditioning)
Greyskull Barbell (strength)
anyone here 'aware'?
The best people person in terms of strength coaching, if it wasn't for this guy I would not enjoy lifting as much as I do today. His writing is very easy to read as it is honest and humorous at times.
His teaching methods of lifts is far simpler than any other coach, he teaches idiot-proof lifting as I call it.
I also suggest getting his book which is probably more of a lesson on life than lifting, but also gives you tons of information on lifting. I got his first DVD (Everything's Over My Head) and it's a great at teaching you Oly Lifts. If I had the money I would definitely get his new 4-part DVD series, just looking at the previews on youtube tells me it's well worth the price.
Much love for Dan John!
Good stuff in that link mate.. thanks
^^Good resource, especially for people looking for plain-speak definitions of common fitness terms and concepts.
I have there a collection of short articles on tennis specific fitness, from the angle of creating balance in the body. The imbalances that tennis creates cause future injuries. If we learn how to listen to our body and understand what it is telling us, we can get rid of those imbalances before they cause us problems. It's pretty simple, if we are aware... but it takes practice to become aware. Like with any other mastery...
It is a member site, but some things are free access.
Your posts provide me solid contribution, thanks.
Here is a nice site that gives an overview of lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). It summarizes (in regular english we all can understand) the medical evidence contained in peer-reviewed medical journals, about the condition itself and the various tennis elbow treatments: http://www.tenniselbowfoundation.org
This one may have already been posted,..but I found it pretty interesting,..
Does anyone have a good website that deals strictly with body weight exercises? When I travel and I'm away from a gym I'd like to still be able to workout. Thanks.
Matt, I have tons of body weight exercises for tennis players on my tennis fitness training site. Even though lately I added kettlebells there too, you can just ignore them. The rest is without any equipment and all great exercises for tennis players: lower body, core, shoulder stabilizers (the articles are actually chapters of the book that was created for the same purpose: it is small with independent chapters, so players can carry it in their tennis bag everywhere they go and workout on the court after their practice ). You can find there stretching and myofascial release too.
Hi. I'm a 38-year-old 4.5/5.0 player in Colorado.
Against 25-year-old ex-collegiate players, I'd run out of gas. I started doing p90x and Insanity, and they were great, but not tennis specific. I adapted these programs and other great training techniques and developed fitnessfortennis.com.
Fitness For Tennis is a 60 day tennis conditioning program. It includes:
I've lost 10 lbs of fat and gained 5 lbs of muscle. I feel 25 again!
Got sidelined with PF. Thanks for this thread!!!!
Here's my "daily read" list:
Love love love Tony Gentilcore!
Me too, he is freakin' hilarious.
I understand. I'm 33 in August and in WAY WAY WAYYYYY better shape than I was at 16-17 years old. I weighed 155 in high school and was a toothpick. Now I'm 6'3" and 205, and I wear people 15 years younger than I am out.
Oh yeah, I do P90X, just to let you know.
www.simplyshredded.com great site, im a gym junkie myself and love this site
Look at this workout regimen from Paradorn's wife. Awsome tennis workout.
www.superfittennis.com is a pretty decent site
New tennis-specific education & certification organization called the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) backed by world experts. www.itpa-tennis.org
In a thread today, I saw that someone noted that many of the links in the original incredible list that Marius created now don't work 7 years later.
So I put together some sites that work as of April, 2012.
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:
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
•Prevention of Injury
The ITF Injury Clinic http://www.itftennis.com/scienceandmedicine/injury/cards/ provides information on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of common tennis injuries:
- Abdominal Muscle Strain
- Achillies Tendon Injury
- Ankle Strain
- Calf Muscle Strain
- Groin Strain
- Hamstring Strain
- Heel Pain
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
- Shoulder Pain
- Jumpers Knee
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Osgood Schlatter Knee Injury
- SLAP Lesion
- Tennis Elbow
- Wrist Tendinopathy
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
I turn 40 this July and have never played better tennis in my life. One reason...I'm in the best shape of my life! I've been doing CrossFit for 1 1/2 years.
New tennis fitness and conditioning site http://maxtennisfitness.com
I think the site is very good.
tennis movement videos
www.superfittennis.com has added a bunch of movement related videos on the site. Let me know what you think.
Love your list! If you want to add a tennis specific fitness/movement site on there then check out www.superfittennis.com
Jeff are these fitness drills appropriate for a 11 year old girl? If i dont have paypal can i order with my credit card?
GA Tennis- Drills for an 11 year old girl
I have not been on here for a while. Sorry for the very late reply. Yes, the drills are fine to do with an 11 year old girl. Along with Sly Black, I am currently working in Boca Raton, Florida with some of the top 11 and 12 year old girls in the country. We have a boy and a girl that have a good chance at the upcoming nationals and the drills are fine for that age group. If you will be there, I will be glad to speak with you and provide you with and idea of my physical conditioning drills and philosophy.
I am not 100% sure who you are, but I may have met you at Rick Macci's a few years ago. Didn't you play college tennis sometime in the early 1990's when I was at UNF?
all the best,
My favorite website for strength & conditioning for tennis
I just wanted to share my favorite website...I really like their videos:
any site for kids?
How has defranco's not been mentioned? Website and vids.
T nation also.
Can't believe people put crossfit on here what a joke.
Louie Simmons also just google him.
Louie Simmons for tennis??! :???:
You seemed surprised, any reason why?
Whatever floats your squat suit, man; I'm not going to revisit the 2.5x bodyweight thread with you.
Can't even grasp a simple concept that basic strength training is far better for the common tennis player to increase athleticism than tennis specific workouts.
Oh and I compete raw btw. Can't wait to upload a vid of me hitting 450 squat at 180 sept 13th
Uploading a video of your tennis game would be more relevant.
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