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Old 10-27-2013, 06:10 PM   #24
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RFESS (Rear foot elevated split squat) is pretty good for tennis players. Not saying squatting is bad - or deadlifting is bad.

Why I like it is its basically 'instant' with regards to learning. If you do your first set starting in the bottom position - you can get the movement right away.

Whereas learning to load maximally on squats and deadlifts can be a time consuming proposition. The thing is really the best way to get good at tennis is to play tennis. If you end up spending a lot of time learning to squat heavy while staying healthy your tennis is going to suffer.

I am not sure its world's greatest lower body exercise - but it could be. Its easy to load - and its unilateral.

For upper body throwers ten is nice - because it adds some zip to your serves.

I dunno about you but as rec tennis player - I want to play tennis. Thus we need to always be seeking exercises that maximize bang for the buck.
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