My Cardio tennis program

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Surecatch, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Surecatch

    Surecatch Semi-Pro

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    Hi guys.

    I'm sure this is nothing people haven't thought of before, but I've been sort of following this little regimen that I worked out that I really like a lot. I like to get some cardio in before breakfast in the morning, as I think it helps with the fat loss to start the burners before you take in calories.

    I get up in the morning, go to the courts and stretch and limber up a bit. Then I walk briskly around the courts a few times, then jog them a couple more times. Then I get a basket of about twenty balls and serve them out in the duece court. Then I hustle around picking them up and putting them in the basket. Then I serve them out again in the ad court. Lather, rinse, repeat. I do this about five or six times at least, and by then I have worked up a good sweat and about 25-30 minutes have gone by. Then it's home to shower and clean up for work.

    I love this, and it's really helped me drop weight and get in shape for the fall leagues. Plus, I get some practice on my serving.

    Anyone else do anything like this?
     
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  2. charliefedererer

    charliefedererer Legend

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    Good going for getting out there early and getting some exercise!


    Be sure to do a proper dynamic warm up before serving.
    Strength & Conditioning: Dynamic Warm-up and Flexibility Traininghttp://www.usta.com/Improve-Your-Game/Sport-Science/114698_Strength__Conditioning_Dynamic_Warmup_and_Flexibility_Training/


    Is there a wall at your courts to do some ground stroke warm up before serving?
    If not an official tennis return wall, is there a cement or brick wall next to pavement you could use?



    Pay attention to your arm - particularly your shoulder if you are serving hard almost every morning.
    Consider replacing some of your serving practice with doing the thrower's ten exercises to help prevent arm problems from occurring: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/pdf/main/athletics/athletic_training/throwers10.pdf
     
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  3. Surecatch

    Surecatch Semi-Pro

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    Wow...great and very useful advice. Thank you, man. I will look into all of these things. It did occur to me this morning, some of the things you are saying.

    Thanks again.
     
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