Rubber fitness tube for pre-match warm-up

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  1. PeppermintMocha

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    Anyone use rubber tubes for pre-match warm-up?

    ...where do you anchor the other end...?
     
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  2. Devilito

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    i got the ones with handles on each end. So i anchor with my feet and can do arm curls, shoulder presses, side lateral raises etc.

    I got them in 3 different resistance levels too. To curl the heaviest one is about 45 lbs of resistance per side which is very nice for strength training.
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  3. PeppermintMocha

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    You do those specific exercises for your pre-match warm-ups?
     
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  4. Devilito

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    yes. Even before practice. 5 min, nothing major. Even get down do some pushups. Just to get the blood flowing. I also use the tubes to do a more complete exercise on off days.

    I like using the heavy tube right before a practice or match. Just one set. It makes the racquet feel a lot lighter in my hand when my muscles have a bit of blood in them.
     
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  5. subaru3169

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    oh i've seen this a few times used by a few competitive kids.. they use a fence to anchor the other side.. on a few courts i play on, there's a fence divider that's only like 3 ft tall
     
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  6. Raiden.Kaminari

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    Depending if I'm playing singles or doubles, I use the fence, a partner, and my feet as an anchor.
     
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  7. zacinnc78

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    i put them around the net post and hold one handle in each hand
     
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