Functional Tennis Workouts

Znak

Professional
Looking if any of you have any reccos for functional tennis workouts at the gym (or outdoors), with/without weights, resistance bands and medicine balls. Any videos of pros doing specific workouts would be a big plus!

Thanks!

 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Top 2 ranked in the world strength training regiment shown below:


General training of top tennis players shown below:
 

Znak

Professional
Top 2 ranked in the world strength training regiment shown below:


General training of top tennis players shown below:
Awesome, great start for some inspiration. Would be great to know a full workout program... I know I could make my own, but would be interesting to find out the intensity and duration of exercises.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
The "fitness" industry is gold mine for scams. Think about it! Where does the information comes from? It has to originate with the athletes. Boxing. Long, long ago, people figured out the endurance plays a key role in fights, thus running was born in boxing. If it doesn't come from the athletes themselves, I'm not buying it.

You have to be good with Boolean logic to understand what I'm saying. Even if it comes from the athletes themselves, I may not buy it. Flexibility. Dancers own flexibility.

NYC Ballet Workout: Fifty Stretches And Exercises Anyone Can Do For A Strong, Graceful, And Sculpted Body Paperback – January 13, 1997
by Peter Martins (Author)

Am I going to "buy" it, figuratively and literally? Maybe not. I read one of the review on Amazon that they take basic yoga poses and put them in the book. Unless the exercises are used by the dancers themselves as they were learning ballet, I'm not buying it.

The "gym" was created by an art, bodybuilding, look up Frank Zane. It is a perfect art that all athletes can tailor to their needs. That's ⅓. You need endurance and flexibility. You can learn from triathletes and ballet dancers respectively. Tailor, like tailors. Making a suit that fits your unique dimensions in 3D space. You can take weight training, endurance training, and flexibility training to "suit" you. Unless tennis players themselves are doing the tailoring, I consider it guessing (nothing wrong with guessing).

That's another thing. Learn where the arts come from. I'm pretty sure donkey kicks came from bodybuilding (not that arts don't learn from other arts). If you see a ballet dancer doing donkey kicks:

3 possibilities.

1. Dancers always did donkey kicks. (I don't think so)
2. Dancers now incorporate donkey kicks. (maybe)
2. They rip off bodybuilding and selling it to the public. (most likely)

Here's a good video to help you understand.

 
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LGQ7

Hall of Fame
The #2 female tennis player in my Meetup said that learning boxing helped her tennis a lot. You stance and balance and form has to be correct to throw a roundhouse or uppercut.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
strength: bodybuilding (Frank Zane)
endurance: triathletes
flexibility:

form: other sports.

boxing.
The best server, and tennis player I know, was a baseball player.
The strongest server I know (the ball went through the fence) was a volleyball player.
I have a background in ping-pong and chess (western and Chinese) (tactics and strategy).
 
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LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Uhhh... what?
I forgot. I'm an X-Men. I'll explain it to your level of intelligence.

Pros are doing workouts, NOT designed by retired pros. They are designed by "fitness" trainers.
Fitness trainers are 90% scam 10% guess work.

Read what I wrote for real training that can help you in tennis.
 
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Znak

Professional
I forgot. I'm an X-Men. I'll explain it to your level of intelligence.

Pros are doing workouts, NOT designed by retired pros. They are designed by "fitness" trainers.
Fitness trainers are 90% scam 10% guess work.

Read what I wrote for real training that can help you in tennis.
I'm assuming if you were an X-men, your super power would involve being a condescending a$s. Listen, I wasn't looking for an opinion piece about whether or not you believe in the so-called scam that is the fitness industry. I'm looking for functional workouts that I can use at the gym or elsewhere. You suggest doing boxing, which I appreciate, but it's not in the scope of what I'm looking to incorporate.
 
I'm assuming if you were an X-men, your super power would involve being a condescending a$s. Listen, I wasn't looking for an opinion piece about whether or not you believe in the so-called scam that is the fitness industry. I'm looking for functional workouts that I can use at the gym or elsewhere. You suggest doing boxing, which I appreciate, but it's not in the scope of what I'm looking to incorporate.
Hey man, don't argue with crazy :).
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Hey man, don't argue with crazy :).
Let's get into this. I ask myself, "Would I say it in real life, face to face?" Yes, I would, so I will online.

Why do you assume that a person who thinks himself as superior, crazy? Logic: Just like poker (I don't play poker, only see on TV and movies).
A. That guy does hold a higher hand. B. That guy is bluffing and does not hold a higher hand, he's just bullshitting. A. He is smarter. B. He's trying to trick you to fold your hand even though your hand is higher. A. He is smarter. B. He's trying to trick you and win even though you have superior forces. B. That also demonstrates intelligence. Why would you think he is crazy?

That is a free lesson from an X-men.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Back to "functional training". Training developed by the athletes themselves that is passed down. I don't box, I watch Rocky movies. Chasing chickens. How's that for functional training?

 
Why would it matter whether someone returned your serves or not and how good he was? He isn't detracting from your ability to hit serves.

I can see this mattering if you were hitting against a wall or with a ball machine and he wanted to hit with you instead.
We played mixed doubles with a mother and her daughter.
Let's get into this. I ask myself, "Would I say it in real life, face to face?" Yes, I would, so I will online.

Why do you assume that a person who thinks himself as superior, crazy? Logic: Just like poker (I don't play poker, only see on TV and movies).
A. That guy does hold a higher hand. B. That guy is bluffing and does not hold a higher hand, he's just bullshitting. A. He is smarter. B. He's trying to trick you to fold your hand even though your hand is higher. A. He is smarter. B. He's trying to trick you and win even though you have superior forces. B. That also demonstrates intelligence. Why would you think he is crazy?

That is a free lesson from an X-men.
What is your X-man name? Spectrum?
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
What is your X-man name?
Good question.

X-men free lesson #2.

A group fighting is like 2 people fighting. Like a chess game. The king is head. The infantry is the hand. In fact they use the exact same word. Phalanx = finger bones. In Chinese Chess, the 2 guards are the shoulders, the Floyd Mayweather shoulder roll. Just like the shoulders in boxing, it protects you against direct attacks (boxing), but it's a liability in grappling, arm triangle choke, exactly how a cannon checkmates. Rooks are the legs that drive the punch (pawns). The queen is the core. Knights are close quarters punches, hooks, uppercuts. Bishops are crosses. Elephants are blocks. Shield the head, hit to the body, shield to the body, hit to the head, EXACTLY like Chinese Chess.

I would be Professor X, the king, the head, who sits in a wheel chair and doesn't move. The other X-men are the limbs of the body. Wolverine, the claws. Cyclops, the eyes. Colossus, the back bone, Nightcrawler, the knight, etc . . .

I would call myself Shuai Jiang [帥將].

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/ind...eirdo-youve-ever-played.613401/#post-12155951
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Cool thanks for hijacking my thread. Regret even asking.
Did you learn something from me?

Yes > no regret
No > regret.

Did I learn something from you?

Yes. The thread is an interesting thread. There are no good answers, yet, besides mine. But it is a good question.
 

LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Top 2 ranked in the world strength training regiment shown below:
This video looks 100% legit. The exercises are precise and controlled. And it is specific to tennis, especially the shoulder rotations.

Don't just do "monkey see, monkey do." Look at what, and ask why? and how?
 
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LGQ7

Hall of Fame
If it doesn't come from the athletes themselves, I'm not buying it.
If it comes from a sport, it's legit. Juggling a soccer ball, from soccer. I've seen with my own eyes a soccer player juggled a tennis ball like this. It was incredible.

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LGQ7

Hall of Fame
Play basketball. It complements tennis, especially in the winter. Running is more forward and backwards instead of sideways. Arms are more up/down, in/out, complements tennis perfectly.

Volleyball is a hybrid between tennis and basketball.
 
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