Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Make Your Tennis Workout Count With These 3 Steps

I'm going to get right to the point...I am a stickler for detail and efficiency in action in just about everything I do.  Truth be known, that is why I get great results for myself and my clients when it comes to tennis conditioning.  When it comes to training, you don't have to spend all day and into the night getting fit for tennis.  To my mind, way too much time is waisted by most individuals when it comes to their workouts.  

This "time-waisted" may come in the form of not planning ahead, not knowing your purpose, not staying on task or worse yet, a combination of all three.

Plan Ahead
Before you hit the gym, make sure you know what areas of the body you are going to be focused on and what exercises you are going to be using that day.  Write it down if you have to.

Know Your Purpose
If you have no purpose, keep it simple...make your purpose to train movement patterns, not muscles.  Focus most of your time on full body movements that work more than one muscle group and joint at the same time.

Stay On Task
Do all you can to not dilly dally...get in, get out.  Since time is of the essence for most of us, make the most of yours in your workouts.  You are there to get the job done in the most efficient way possible, just like when you step on the court.  Hopefully you aren't spending too much time talking about the game you watched last night...

So there you have it. Don't be a "time-waister" in your workouts..apply these 3 simple ideas to your workout sessions and watch your on-court tennis performance move to new levels.

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