Pro Workouts

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  1. HeadPro

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    Hey, does anyone know or have a list of routines of the workouts off and on court used by the men on the atp tour?
     
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  2. B Dub

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    Here's Andy Murray's from end of 2008:

    http://www.andymurray.com/blog/post/469

    How much of it is real, who knows. They probably don't publish everything he does.

    I've always wondered about this myself. I don't believe for a second that fit pro tennis players do all the BS you see on the filler programs on Tennis Channel. To do what they do, to never take a point off, for 2, 3, 4, 5 hours takes conditioning the likes of which few have ever seen. And it damn sure ain't gonna be achieved rolling your leg on a foam roller and stretching some elastic bands with your arms.

    Tennis at the intermediate levels on up is all about what: producing power and maintaining racquet skills while fatigued. To get better at this, they must train specifically for it.

    To produce power while fatigued, I imagine they do a lot of interval work. Sprint, rest 30 seconds, sprint again, repeat ad infinitum. Lift a challenging weight 10 times, rest 30 seconds, lift it again, repeat ad infinitum.

    To maintain racquet skills while fatigued, I imagine they do drills and games/sets/matches with very little rest in between each ball/point.

    The bottom line is this, in my mind: They don't do the piddly-ass stuff you see on Tennis Channel, Tennis magazine, or elsewhere. They bust their tails, and then bust them some more. I believe that tennis players are some of the most under-rated athletes on the planet. I fancy myself to be in great shape, but these guys would make me look like an athletic clown on a tennis court I'm sure. According to the Murray website, he would run multiple (something like 10 or 12?) 400m sprints, with timed rest in between each one (probably a minute or two, I don't think they say exactly). That's brutal. Absolutely brutal. And that's probably not the half of what he actually did.
     
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  3. Ledigs

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    Nadal supposedly can't run to train cause of his longtime foot injury. Wonder what he does
     
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    Roger trains in the stifling heat of Dubai and its well known that he flies in young college players as hitting partners, and goes through 2 or 3 of them as they can't keep up with him. There was also a training video of his posted here which showed a lot of movement drills.
     
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  5. B Dub

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    For tennis which involves tons of running, I don't think there's any good substitute for running. If he's able to run around for 4 hours on a tennis court, you can bet he does running drills off court. All just my opinion of course. :)


    Dubai explains why he never really looks tired or sweaty. I always thought his lack of sweat, heavy breathing, etc. was impressive to the point of being disconcerting. I pour sweat if it's above 75 degrees, and this guy can play for 4 hours and look fresh as a daisy.
     
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  6. slicefox

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    I bet my routine is more intense than these guys'
     
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    Please Elaborate!
     
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    Cantankersore Semi-Pro

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    Most pros probably don't troll nearly as much.
     
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  9. T Woody

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    That's very cool, thanks. If you look back through all the posts in 09, it has a lot of info about his training blocks.
     
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  10. HeadPro

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    thanks guys this is good info. that murray thing is cool
     
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