How much is known about Federer's training regimen and how he has lasted so long?

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  1. DeShaun

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    If this guy ever wrote a book about the details of his training priorities and methods, I think advance copies would sell out in record time. When Charlie Rose interviewed Federer following his USO win over Rusty in 2003 or thereabouts, Roger admitted to having intensively focused in his practices on just his footwork for some while, but what are other details which you think he probably focuses on when he practices? He must have been training differently from the field throughout his career because of the high level of play he has maintained and his avoidance of serious injury.
     
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    5 hour hitting sessions in the heat.
     
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    You would think for such a great athlete, he would have a better looking body. Rafa, too. Both of them look untoned and kind of fat. Not lean and mean like Novak. Novak has that Fight Club body...always ready for extended battle.
     
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    Untoned? Maybe.

    Fat? No. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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  5. YellowBall77

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    For an elite athlete over 10 percent body fat looks sort of fat. Nadal is at about 12 and Fed maybe 15. Djoker looks to be the same ask me...I'd say 7 percent.
     
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    Genetics plays a huge role in an athlete's body, some people are naturally skinny like Djokovic and some have a little flab in their stomach region like Federer. I doubt Federer is 15% looks more like 12% [​IMG]

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    i have heard tales of him training in dubai in court temperatures of 120 degrees.
     
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    Seriously yellowball, Rafa and Roger are top athletes. How can you honestly believe that they have more than 10% body fat???That is simply laughable.
    They carry a hell of a lot more muscles than the average, there is hardly any fat on them! Where should that fat come from??They play every day, burning calories at ease....Sometimes this board makes me laugh so hard.
     
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  10. YellowBall77

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    Umm because I have eyes you moron. I can see their bodies..they are clearly both above 10 percent body fat. You are completely clueless, what in the hell are you talking about?
     
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    I've heard him say he trains to play 7 5-setters in a row.
     
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    Novak is pathetically weak as well. All pro tennis players are laughable athletically.

    A running back could crush their skull between their fingers, as well as run a marathon slightly faster, and run the 100m twice as fast.
     
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    http://craighickmanontennis.blogspot.com.au/2007/05/breaking-news-federer-roche-split.html

     
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    Get real. Nadal nor Fed are fat,and both of them are better looking than your beady eyed hero,Cvac. You can't polish a turd,and Cvac is living proof of that.
     
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    I wouldn't use the description of this practice as particularly typical given that there was alot of tension between Fed and Roche at the time resulting in their split later that week.

    Fed's physical trainer is Paganini who's been with him for over a decade and there have been interviews from time to time regarding techniques.

    I remember Fed recently saying he enjoys what he calls "interval training"; where he runs really fast for like 30 seconds, then rests for 30 seconds, then runs again. The stop-start mimics tennis, and he can keep going for a long time like that without getting tired.
     
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    Clearly you're misled in your thinking about what being a great athlete entails. Looks mean nothing whatsoever... regardless, Federer is strong where he needs to be - anything else for a sport like tennis is just a hindrance (you have to cart the extra weight around).

    Likewise, in a sport like tennis where you play day after day being overly lean would probably be somewhat of a liability as keeping energy stores at an optimum level would be much harder and it could negatively affect a player's performance.

    Here's another pic of Fed a few years ago. He's looking like a pretty good athlete here - well developed delts and back...
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    Run the 100m twice as fast?? LOL your a fool if you believe that. Sure they will run it faster but TWICE as fast?? NO.

    I would place a serious wager on the marathon as well. I would be willing to wager that a pro tennis players (especially the top players) endurance if far greater than any pro running back.
     
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    Federer once said in an interview that he typically devotes about two hours of a training day to massage and stretching, and he credits his relative lack of injury to this.
     
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    tell;em why you're mad clarky, lol.

    I enjoyed that post lol.
     
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    running backs train for explosive power and speed, but not necc for endurance. not to mention rbacks dont play every down.
     
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    Genetic inheritage definitively has a lot to do with how a person looks. Fed can try a lot of weight lifting, but may never have the same bicep size as Rafa, not that's what he wants anyway. Second, tennis requires a lot of short but explosive movements and over a long period of time (long rallies, long matches). So a player has to make some kind of trade-offs between being overly muscular, lean, and endurant, etc. In general, the lighter you are the better your movements are maintained, and the easier it's on your joints. IMO, Fed and other top players kind of figure out already what their range of ideal weight is and they try to maintain it. On top of that, one's style of play also comes in play in term of helping someone to remain injury-free. Fed and perhaps a few other players, Edberg comes to my mind, have very good footwork so they look like they glide over instead of running or shuffling on the courts like us the mere mortals.
     
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  24. jokinla

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    Nads and Fed are kind of fat, BAHAHAHAHA, and I thought you had lost your mind previously, no doubt about it now.
     
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    fed has very biomechanically efficient game, esp his serve which isnt overly straining on his back (big problem for a lotta players). his game is also not overly reliant on movement. strong serve means he can dictate pts with n reduce the amt of running he needs to do. no big surprise he has had longevity

    training wise i am sure his emphasis on footwork n stretchin help but the big advantage is his playing style

    nadz is a far superior athlete to fed but wont have anywhere near his longevity solely due 2 playing style
     
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    So? Make them run some circuit, Change direction all the time etc. Besides you making stuff up (100 twice as fast; marathon faster) it is not all about strength. Tennis players are extremely fast on 10 meter sprints, are amazingly flexible and balanced.
     
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  28. JustBob

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    That's just plain stupid. Not to mention that 100m/marathon times are completely useless to both running backs and tennis players.
     
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    I saw a documentary about Federer 2-3 years ago. In one of his practices he was pushing (tossing?) very heavy balls over the net (basket ball size or bigger), first, vs one guy, then vs two, and finally against three opponents. It was a one-touch motion. Playing against three of them Federer covered the entire net. He never missed a ball or mishit it. The three guys looked tired at the end of this session. Federer was laughing merrily and talking to the coach (Paganini?) throughout the session.

    Does anybody knows what this exercise trains?
     
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  30. PCXL-Fan

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    there are videos of federer practicing his footwork routine on youtube.
     
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    Roger Craig, the Pro Bowl-nominated, Superbowl-winning running back for the SF '49ers, has a best marathon time of 3'50".[source] That's ten minutes slower than... Amelie Mauresmo.[source]
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    but, Clarky, what are you talking about darhling? Fed is so hairy and that nose, OMG, just gross, only Mirka and his mom can love that hairy thing with a big nose. Cvac is perfect, tall, lean, lanky, beautiful green eyes ... Murray too, beautiful teeth, lovely hair ... Rafa is like, no class, no manners, can't even speak English, IQ 75 maybe (uncle Tony thinks for him because Rafa can not think), ... not sure what is with you women nowadays, :twisted::smile::smile:... I'm straight but I find both Djesus and Murray to be like 100 x better looking than Ballerina and your Clay piggy ...

    Clarky, I hope you still love me, but I question your taste in men ... so disappointed with you. smarten up, or you'll never get married (you'll get desparate and marry NSK, no I don't want to see that, I still hope there are some options for you) :)
     
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    The guy he is training probably got bitter after seeing this video and made an account for himself on this forum:Jackson_Vile :)
     
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    Haha, yeah, wouldn't discount the possibility.
     
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    It will train our body to move or prepare for next after making explosive strokes.
     
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