The point of your off season workout

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  1. albino smurf

    albino smurf Professional

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    Maintenance or improvement? I like to use it to build up my conditioning and strengthen. Seems like the best time and during the warmer times all I want to do is play tennis with some light conditioning at best.
     
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  2. mike53

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    Prehab and cardiovascular fitness enhancement
     
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  3. r2473

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    Personally, I'm just a "park hack". I don't have a "season". I just play a few times a week pretty much year round.

    I also go to the gym a few times a week year round. I lift some weights and do some running. I guess the point is to stay in shape and have some fun.
     
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  4. charliefedererer

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    The first phase mainly concentrates on strength gains.
    Then more running is added in, first with more middle/long distance, then mainly HIIT/agility at the end of winter, maintaining or slightly adding to the strength.
     
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  5. phishua

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    I do some running to keep the weight down, a lot of core work to help with my balance, some light lifting, jump rope, and some aerobics classes with my wife. Her instructor kicks my ass! It's a lot of cardio/toning/cardio/toning/etc. but done at an incredible pace for a solid hour.

    Most of all I work out because I know I'm not the best tennis player in the world and if I can get my opponent huffing and puffing while I'm still fresh as a daisy then I have that much more of an advantage.
     
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