Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tennis Training...Quick Tennis Workout for Strength/Stability

Hey everybody,

I hope you are having a wonderful day wherever you are...once again in LA it is about 75 and sunny...hard to beat! I just through together another tennis training video for you. This is a quick 12 minute 4 exercise total body circuit. 

It is another example of a sequence that uses compound tennis exercises in a functional way that will enhance tennis performance. We want to train the way we play...multiple muscles and joints working together in a synergistic manner being held together by your core.

Here is the tennis workout for today:

*Do exercises 1-4 in a circuit...no rest between. After all 4 are completed, rest 30-60 seconds and repeat 3x.
**Do 8-12 reps of each

1. Medicine Ball Lunge w/Torso Twist

2. Dumbbell Chest Fly on Stability Ball

3. Dumbbell Rotational Shoulder Press

4. Medicine Ball Figure 8s


In all the above exercises, make sure to activate/engage your core. That is try to simulate trying to stop the flow of urine before you begin. I know it sounds weird but this is a cueing technique to get people to begin to connect to the deep internal abdominal muscles.

For standing exercises, make sure to bend your knees slightly to protect your low back and train your body to engage you legs for more strength and support...just as if you were in the middle of a point on the court.



Until next time, train on purpose and play with passion!

Adam Brewer

3 comments:

arvin said...

I have to agree that exercise is the only solution to lose weight, especially if. You can jog 30 to 60 mins a day also.
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Suzanna said...

Sweet workout, quick and intense and you hit all the important tennis player's body parts. Thanks for posting, Adam.

Suzanna
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nelle ardines said...

Thanks! This is indeed very helpful Thanks!!!

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