Ridiculous squats by Nadal

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  1. babbette

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    Ha! Saw it last night.. pretty impressing :)
     
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  3. sureshs

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    Amazing work ethic from the 2008 Wimbledon champion
     
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    wow impressive!!!!! the melzer video was funny too.
     
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    Roger does work hard.
     
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  6. sureshs

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    He needs to bulk up a little more by doing weights. Lift Mirka up and down 10 times a day.
     
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    I don't think Roger's a powerlifter.
     
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    Does Nadal lift uncle Tony?
     
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  9. fednad

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    Smart quip!
    Should have shut other poster up. But then this freak is incorrigible
     
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    Yeah because those 120mph forehands he has just aren't quite fast enough.
     
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    Yeah,Karlovic hits the gym quite often,so I've heard.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    He doesn't hit 120 mph forehands. Maybe 100 max.
     
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    I had a bet with a teaching pro at the club about Nadal winning FO. He now owes me a can of balls, but has disappeared for the last couple of days. I think he is waiting to give me two cans after Rafa wins Wimbledon by defeating Roddick in the final.
     
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    didn't seem out of the ordinary to be honest. i'm sure he has a rigorous regiment though
     
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    creative.


    If Safin tried that he'd decommission the net post.
     
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    Hes hit over 100 and regardless its still about 40+ mph faster than you could hit it.
     
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    He needs to move or exercise before playing a match. Haven't you ever seen him racing onto the court and racing back to the baseline? He's hilarious but he does what he needs to do. :)
     
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    Anyone know what exercise tool is he using for his arm exercises?
     
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    Your post cracks me up!
     
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    Ha ha funniest post AGAIN! You're gifted. You should have your own show on TV.
     
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    He regularly breaks 100, sometimes floats in the teens.
     
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  22. chris1992

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    they are just basic resistance bands...

    btw those squats arent that hard u know, he isnt even using any weights.
     
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    where's the melzer video? the tw interview one?
     
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    yeah Sue Barker is funny. "Nobody likes a bad call"!
     
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    Shhh!!! Thats Federer's Secret workout you are speaking of. the Swiss Mafia will be on your tail now. :)
     
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    Is he good for 5 games in a best of 5 sets match this time around ?
     
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    No, he lifts djokovic's mum. Why do you think she supports djokovic so much when they are playing each other.
     
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    I agree. I could do a few and I'm female. . Some people find squats quite easy...
     
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  30. OrangeOne

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    Honestly, for those who seriously think those squats are difficult....

    HAVE YOU NEVER STOOD UP FROM A CHAIR?

    Those squats he's doing are dead-easy, and looking at the knee-position, I'd suggest he's doing them more for specific recovery or physio-suggested work.
     
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  31. herosol

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    yea they're not hard. yes you can get tired if you do it ALOT.
    But it's not like it's at a level where it's impossible to do...even just one.

    i'm sure Rafa does things that are 1000x harder then what he just did there.
    Probably benching the 400s...500s...600s... :p
     
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    I'm with you. I didn't see anything extraordinary in that video. The way the commentators were gushing about his warm-up leads me to believe that none of them have ever stepped foot inside a gym.
     
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    It is all about compression, that is why he and Roger and now Djokovic rule. Running is one thing, compressing your body into a bending position and then coming out of it, is well, THE BLEEDING GAME.


    Very few people are willing to do the exercises that NEED to be done. But if they do, they dominate. That exercise is but one, of many that Nadal does to create a body that is willing to dig the way his does.
     
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  34. jmsx521

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    Oh, you people those are easy! Plus, as OrangeOne said, it's like getting up from a chair... not a whole lot special. I can do this from my ankles strapped (on a bench-press). Plus, add 20lbs extra added onto my chest.
     
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  35. Lucky57

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    i'm sure nadal hits into the 100's easy.
    and hitting the ball fast isn't really important to his game, his game relies on deep, high bouncing topspin heavy shots.
     
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    Staying a few seconds in the same position (with your knees bent) is probably hard, not like getting up from a chair.
     
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    psh i do those squats for fun
     
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    Why do people on this forum think that mass=strength and that mass will improve tennis, of course it wont.

    Roger is the one who hits harder than Nadal, keep reminding yourself that.
     
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  39. Lucky57

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    wow... don't see chuck norris doing those everyday.
     
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  40. OrangeOne

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    One of the two of us has in the past been a fitness trainer, and one hasn't. One of us has taught people to squat, and one hasn't. One of us knows that bodyweight squats with a short isometric hold are acheivable by most of the population, the other doesn't seem to.

    Probably hard? Geez, you make it sound that even trying it would be hard! I assume you're sitting at a chair now. Raise your butt off the chair by an inch as if you were going to stand up, but don't stand up. Stay there. Hold there for 1 or 2 seconds. It's not ridiculously easy in that it takes just a tiny bit of effort, but it's an activity of everyday living that most non-sedentary individuals are capable of.
     
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    Nadal hits with more spin, has more natual atheltic ability and is probably alot fitter then Federer. Nadal seems to be getting stronger every year. Many had suggested he would burnout with he's playing style, but the amazing fitness training he puts in just seems to make his body stronger.
     
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    Someone with the username "gugafan" thinks that people just get stronger and stronger, and tend away from injury?

    Wow.

    For the record, there are many elements to fitness. Just because someone is bigger or hits harder does not automatically make them 'fitter'.
     
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    i saw chuck norris doing these with one foot will heating up a pizza with his mind
     
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    nadal just lifts all his french open trophies, they are quite heavy
     
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    Vid doesn't work for me but I was expecting a video of him squatting 400. If he's just doing bodyweight, so what?
     
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  46. Enlightened Coelacanth

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    I can see why his knees ache towards the end of the season.
    His squats do more damage than good ( to his knees).
     
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    Rafa is well known for his heavy balls :oops:
     
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    Have you guys tried it ? Maybe it is not as hard as it looks ?
     
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  49. randomname

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    yes, it is amazing how often laver STILL gets to the gym
     
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  50. Nadal_Monfils

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    It's extremely easy and is more of just a warm-up activity, like jogging.
     
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