What's your opinion on training weights?

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  1. Big boss.

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    I usually wear 50 pound training weights to practice recently, so I can move faster when I take em off, what's your opinion on how well they really work
     
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  2. Big boss.

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    I wanna know if I'm wastin my energy
     
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  3. user92626

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    If you already have a solid technical foundation, what you're doing is right on the money. After techniques, all athletes need strength and stamina which need training also.

    What you're doing equates to an overweight person suddenly losing 50 lbs and finding himself able to move alot faster.
     
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  4. ollinger

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    Sounds like a dreadful idea. Where would you put this extra 50 pounds so that it wouldn't create more pounding wear and tear on your joints??
     
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  5. maggmaster

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    Yea weight vests are tough on the joints, people I train only wear them on the lowest intensity cardio. Like walking slowly on a treadmill.
     
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  6. Big boss.

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    Well I only use the training weights while practicing and stuff, not during a game when I would need to move fast. My joints feel pretty fine so...
     
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  7. r2473

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    Most guys put it in their belly
     
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  8. ollinger

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    ^^ we're all relieved to hear you don't strap 50 pounds of weight on yourself for a match, only for practice. That your joints feel fine is irrelevant. Arthritis is a cumulative condition and any orthopedist will tell you that carrying around an extra 50 pounds while practicing tennis will speed the process.
     
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  9. user92626

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    Is 50 lbs really alot for one to train and possible to train properly?

    Sounds like arthritis would happen to just about almost everyone since everyone is either overweighed or if healthy, train in a gym with weight.
     
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  10. Itagaki

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    It's probably a lot to be running around with. It would only exasperate the impact stress from running around a lot. This is a bit different than doing weight training in the gym unless you're doing heavy/weighted plyometric work for some reason.

    An overweight person has still adapted to their weight somewhat (as in the muscles are used to moving around their extra weight to a certain degree, of course that doesn't eliminate the stress), so I can't imagine taking someone who is adapted to a certain weight and then suddenly adding weight and then running around as being the best of ideas.

    Better options for weighted cardio might be sled drags or prowler pushes. There's still external resistance, but it's not constantly on your body nor does it add to the impact much
     
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  11. Big boss.

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    Wow man I didn't start at 50! I started at 10 and added 5 every month and stopped adding at 50! You'd have to be an idiot to do all that so suddenly!
     
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  12. Chas Tennis

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    Do you have a reference that recommends the idea of wearing 50 lbs of training weights? Is it a vest? How much do you weigh?
     
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  13. Ducker

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    idiotic idea. you are putting a crazy amount of stress on your leg joints.
     
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  14. USArmyTennis

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    I'd definitely take a step down from 50lbs with that high stress. I've torn 2 ACL's wearing body armor while deployed overseas. It is not fun trying to recover from those kinds of injuries. I still have issues when I get overstretched to my forehand side and try to stop on my bad leg.
     
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  15. ClintimusPrime

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    50 pounds seems a bit excessive to wear while playing. I usually put 5 pounds on each leg to work on court speed, but I couldn't imagine carrying a young child around on my chest while playing.
     
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  16. BMC9670

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    C'mon people! This guy is messing with you. Look at his post history.
     
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