Running vs weightlifting?

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  1. Adam21343245

    Adam21343245 New User

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    What do you think is more Important for tennis more running,footwork drills.etc..or more weightlifting? I would like to know what you would think?
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  2. degreefanlindi

    degreefanlindi Rookie

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    Combination

    I think a combination is best. Tennis players do not need big muscles...only really strong legs and shoulders. Running is good for endurance training, and I think cross-training with other sports is helpful. Tennis players need balance and flexibility...don't neglect either.
     
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  3. Marius_Hancu

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  4. dscw

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    both are good, but i think running is more important in the end. how many beefy huge tennis players do u see as opposed to tall skinny ones.
     
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  5. saeta119

    saeta119 New User

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    I like doing cardio, and working on shoulders and lower back, so half and half, you need stamina, but also some power
     
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  6. dozu

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    during the spring/summer/fall season I don't run.... enough of that already on the court. I try to mix in some strength training, such as sit-ups, push-ups, leg crunches. Lots of tennis on the court actually make the muscles weaker, because of fatigue... the strength training is important to counter that.

    In winter if I can't play much I jog 2 miles every other day to keep the lungs in decent shape.
     
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  7. mach1

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    Both are very good for you. Weight traning if done in balace can help your footwork get quicker and more explosive because of increased leg and core strength. I don't think it is a good idea just to work on one area of the body when you are weight training like working only on shoulders, back and legs. Try to work on the whole package. Running is good too for endurance and helping to keep your heart running strong when you need it most in a long match. I guess you just have to find a balance between those two. but if you decide to wieght train, work the whole package. Links marius hancu are very good
     
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