Workout to handle higher swingweight?

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  1. Lautrec

    Lautrec New User

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    Not sure if it's really applicable, but is there any specific strength training you can do that makes a racquet feel lighter in your hand and lets you handle higher swingweight?
     
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  2. BHBeguile

    BHBeguile Rookie

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    Not sure if this would help with swingweight specifically, but I've been doing reverse bicep curls for forearms.
     
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  3. Povl Carstensen

    Povl Carstensen Legend

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    Play tennis (sorry).
     
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  4. yemenmocha

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    Of course. General strength training of all muscle groups involved in swinging a racquet. Don't forget forearms.

    Make sure you're using your big muscles in your strokes too. Lighter racquets allow and possibly encourage bad technique where you can get away with stuff more easily.
     
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  5. boramiNYC

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    monkey bar hanging and swinging with good control and long duration.
     
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  6. JackB1

    JackB1 G.O.A.T.

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    work up to it gradually and you won't notice it.

    If you want to go from say 11 oz to 12. Start adding weight to the 11 oz racquet a few grams each week. Then when you get to 11.5, get an 11.5 racquet and start adding to it gradually until you reach 12.
     
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