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  1. Denise

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    Really some great sites and links , really helpful. Thanks for sharing.
     
  2. jklos

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  3. nytennisaddict

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    for body weight stuff..
    gymnasticbodies.com
    beastskills.com
     
  4. nytennisaddict

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    from a "fitness education" standpoint (eg. not necessarily for workouts)... big fan of
    * rob wolfe,
    * pavel tsatsouline,
    * elliot hulse
    * mark rippetoe
     
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    gymnasticbodies.com is great, and I second anything by Pavel. I've been on a podcast kick lately... easier to digest large amounts of info while driving/working out/anything where you can wear headphones. Robb Wolfe's Paleo Solution podcast is full of good info for both nutrition and training.
     
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  7. nytennisaddict

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    +1
    For the Pavel uninitiated,
    One golden nugget of info from Pavel I got was from a podcast... and he was talking about planks. You know, the everyday variety of planks, that people try to hold for greater than 3 minutes... (I used to be in the this camp)
    He went on to blast the 3 min plankers, and said, it should take more than like 20-30s to get the benefits of the plank, presuming you're flexing every part of you body as hard as you can,..
    I tried it, wow what a difference (compared to the hold-as-long-as-you-can-variety-of-plank)
     
  8. Bluefan75

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    +1 on Rippetoe. He cuts through the BS, and makes you ask yourself some very pointed questions. He very much says that once you are past the novice stage(ie, need more than 48 hours to recover from a workout and put more weigh ton the bar), continuing to chase gains may not be the best use of your time, depending on your goals/sport.

    You begin to realize a lot of the stuff out there is really just excuses not to put weight on the bar. Does a 600 lb squat help a tennis player more than 400? Maybe, but the time spent to get from 400 to 600 likely isn't the best use of a tennis player's time. But a 400lb squat will be of great benefit to a tennis player who can barely squat 150, and it takes not that much time if you do the program.
     
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    Just FYI, stronglifts is a ripoff of Starting Strength. He just took Rippetoe's work, changed it from 3x5 to 5x5 and passed it off as his own.
     
  11. Nostradamus

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    who has time for all this ?? I need something you can do in 15 minutes and put you in powerful great condition for matches coming up that weekend...
     
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    that site is for weight lifters. if tennis player did that , he couldn't play tennis because of too much muscles.
     
  14. dominikk1985

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    Not really, cressey also coaches a lot of Baseball Players and other athletes. He used to be a power lifter but his programs are still a lot better suited for Players than for example starting strength or 5*5 because he adjusts his programs to individual Needs of athletes. he is not a dogmatic power lifter, for example he doesn't have his pitchers do back squats and bench presses because he thinks those are hard on the shoulders which is stressed hard on pitchers anyway and instead uses a lot of specific excercises.
     
  15. Bluefan75

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    Um, no. Starting Strength is for novice trainees. Ie., those who can recover from a workout in 48 hours or less and lift more weight the next time. Which is the category 99% of everyone who might ever read this thread will ever be. And having a strong upper body is better for every athlete than not having one. This is in line with the "squats are bad for the knees" mentality that is out there. Squats *done wrong* are bad for the knees, as is most everything else. But squats aren't bad for the knees, nor are presses bad for the shoulders. And I have no idea why squats would be hard on the shoulders. If you're flexible enough to throw a ball that hard, you are flexible enough to get the bar in the right position.
     
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    breakingmuscle.com
     
  17. I'm not good

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    Kinobody.com
    Looks gimmicky at first but honestly changed my life.
     
  18. Karate Andi

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    Hey there are some youtubechannels and other stuff i like:
    Posturedoc: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzISs3d1S1VWSQNPizBaLQ
    This is mostly basic stuff, get ready to get fit. How do get a good naturally posture and move effectivly. You can transform many things in your training. Sometimes he talks a little bit much and its all a little bit "peace" orientated, but very helpful
    Posture Release Imagery: https://www.facebook.com/posturereleaseimagery/?fref=ts
    Nice Approach to a more relaxed good posture. Very nice input and thoughts.
    http://ancestralmovement.com/
    Again very nice input. Different thoughts and and a very openminded guy. General Athletic training, very good for all sports.
     
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    Agassi benches 300 lbs? This guy?

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    Just like Federer curls the big dumbells down at the end of the rack?

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    Those guys have smaller arms than...

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    You should just stay away from anything fitness related until you've educated yourself. I've already seen you say you ran a 4.3 40 METER DASH(lol, and no you don't run a 4.3 40 yard dash either). I called you on it and you disappeared. Now you say stupid stuff like the above^.

    Fact is most people can't get big and bulky even if they wanted to, let alone on accident from a routine. I expect a lot of people that visit tennis forums aren't very fitness literate, but come on this is sad.
     
  21. Nostradamus

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    just look at the guy man,, he is built like Mr. Universe. you can't play tennis like that
     
  22. Noveson

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    Did you read what I said at all? Do you really think that you could walk into a gym, do that lifting routine, and end up looking like Mr. Universe? Like why do you think every dude that goes to a gym isn't huge? I don't even know where to start because your understanding is so limited.
     
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    What are some of the best excercises you can do for tennis using the elastic toner bands ?
     
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    What are some of the best excercises you can do for tennis using the elastic toner bands ?
     

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