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    Why do carbs make me fat?

    The calories in/out was a very simplistic approximation used by the now failed nutritionist regime. I say approximation because in general it can seem to work. Same way Newton's theories were approximations. Einstein's theories are even better approximations. Since the 80s, science has learned...
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    Does ibuprofen calm it down to not hurting? I think PRP and Tenex have merit, they both achieve a significant level of success. In my case, IB before playing was the key to healing. IB prevented the inflammation from taking hold in the 1st place. Once you feel the inflammation starting it's too...
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    Poor guy. Was it his technique, equipment or both?
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    The proponents of 3.5s getting points off ATP Pros need to find the nearest ATP Pro and put $1000+ bet with the pro for them to win at least 1 point. That will be the real test of their conviction.
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    Pull to serve

    I think groundstrokes and serve are all 'Pull' shots. It starts with pulling the buttcap towards the incoming ball.
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    At what point does serve actually become an advantage ?

    I never serve 1st as my serve currently blows.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    Khachanov forehands sounded like loud thwacks on open practice courts at USO.
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    Poll for USO 19 Men's champion

    Fed, his draw is just what he needed.
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    Are you saying their focus and concentration when warming up with feeds is the same as during a match point? Dude, I am sorry, I bet if you are a true 3.5 you may have a chance of taking points off 4.5s and 5.0s but no games. At 5.5+ you may not even get you racquet on the ball. I was as...
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    I aced my teaching pro ONCE who was ranked in the mid 200s at the time. In retaliation, he proceeded to beat me like a drum playing left handed (He is is right handed). That serve was probably around 83mph (my top speed) but it was perfectly placed (hit both lines down the T). So, yes, you can...
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    Nonsense. He must have had a brain aneurism at that time. I watched Fed practice on Monday. It was full 1/2 hour and he started slow and intensified as time progressed. Towards the end of the session he was hitting full speed. He missed (2) balls the whole time and he hit all of the types of...
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    Are they going to rig Slam draws for Fed for as long as he's playing ?

    Djoker has to go through Medvedev who by the way was destroyed by Fed.
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    Houtex, it is not normal to have it last that long...How old are you? Have you been to a doctor to do an ultrasound to see what's going on in there.
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    Anyone from Europe can chime in on the Masalo Cuff?

    https://www.masalo.eu/en/operating-principle-masalo-cuff/ Haven't seen in the US but they claim a lot of success for TE/GE in Europe.
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    Tennis Elbow (Adice)

    I find that when the elbow (GE) is tender even swinging my arm freely with no racquet but imitating a tennis FH brings some discomfort.
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    Did you ever get bored with tennis?

    What kind of @ssh0l3s are you playing with? All the guys I play with are nice.
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    Costco Penn balls - bad batch?

    Both I and a buddy of mine have gotten cases from Costco where EVERY can was bad. It was pressurized but the balls won't bounce.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    Guys, the thwack is important but the reason I asked the question is because I think there is some correlation between the thwack and the heavyness (pace+spin) of the ball. I am thinking that if we can improve the thwack we would also be improving the heavyness of our balls.
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    No 3.5 will ever hit a ball harder than an actual touring ATP pro and have it stay in the court. No ONE. Same for 4.0. Same for 4.5. Their warm up balls are faster than any 3.5 can reliably hit in the court.
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    Fucsovics says, "US Open Court speed is quite faster than last year"

    Looked like regular speed hard court to me on Monday. Don't expect grass level speed guys.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    I was watching Kachanov 2 days ago, his stroke make huge sound but he is also a massive guy so maybe just plain physics at work.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    I am afraid of stiff and lightweight as I've had GE & TE in the past.
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    Net clearance

    I play doubles on occasion and although I suck big time since I do not like to play at the net, I do find that singles strokes are not expected by doubles opponents. I see a lot of dub players just roll the serve in and come to net. I hit a hard angled shot that lands around the service line or...
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    Yeah of course, I am not playing with 'spin' racquets though. Mine are 93 sq.in 19mm racquets so it's all about me :) p.s. I think the pros get the spin from the 'pace' of the RHS. So that extra energy contributes to both pace and spin.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    Yesterday I decided to fool around with one of my racquets. Added some lead at 3 & 9. Definitely got some of that thwack sound from it but of course a lot less loud than the pros. The ball coming off the racquet felt heavier too. But, I started missing more balls long. So, yeah more energy into...
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    Poor Badteeth...DESTROYED once more, LOL!

    I agree but have not seen a meaningful way to help a player who started later in life to achieve this. Believe me, I've been trying for years. I started playing at 30 now 53.
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    Golfer's Elbow

    I can play but can't hit FH volleys...Those push the racquet back in a manner that really puts all the strain on the medial epicondilyte.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    Interested in the power component. They did not seem to swing faster or harder than us hackers at least nothing that the naked eye can see.
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    Poor Badteeth...DESTROYED once more, LOL!

    A lot of people gave me the same advice ...kinetic chain....blah...blah....But it is not obvious to someone who did not start playing as a child which is my problem and OP's as well.
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    Loud thwack of the ball like the pros

    I was watching the pros practice at USO yesterday and it's insane how loud the thwack sound of the racquet impact on the ball is. Which part of their technique is it that gives off that sound ? They did not look like their were straining at all but the sound is loud and ball takes off like a...
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