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Old 04-02-2013, 10:32 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JRstriker12 View Post
IMHO - It's pretty easy to train for endurance using light eights and high repetitions. Exercises like lunges using body weight, medicine balls, or even a light weight or empty bar are a good strength training exercise for tennis that can contribute to endurance. You don't have to do that in the gym, but you can.
I guess that you could do that. Lunges are a little more taxing than some other exercises. Medicine balls are normally used to train in an explosive fashion, but you could up the number or repetition if you wanted endurance.

Doing lots of repetitions with a very light weight mostly just seems a waste of time to me, but I guess some people swear by it.

I'm not a huge fan of this sort of training for tennis, as tennis is mostly a stop and go type exercise rather than a steady state slog. The endurance stuff is OK to build a base, but not what you want if you're training for performance.
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