Showing posts with label physical training tennis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label physical training tennis. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Tennis Training: CORE & ABS EXERCISES PT.2 [P.3]

So this is part 2 on exercises for the core (abdominals and lower back [i.e. lumbar, gluteus and piriformis]). If you haven't already done so, read Part 1 here first. In Part 1 on exercises for the core (abdominals), I showed an image with the different components of the abdominals. Well, the core as well as including the abdominals also includes the lower back muscles (lumbar, glutues and piriformis). So in this post i'm going to show a training video which trains both the abdominals and lower back and thus encompasses the entire core! Part 3 will cover further the lower back muscles. The difference between part 3 and part 2 is that this blog post will cover the TRANSVERSE abdominal muscles. These are the muscles which hold together the entire core. Think of the transverse muscles as the glue in a pair of Nike trainers. The glue keeps the trainers from falling apart while also giving it strength. This is the function for the transverse abdominal muscles in your body. So they are absolutely key for preventing back injuries!

Check out my 'ISOMETRIC' core exercises in the training video below.

My source for this post is Luis Emilio Ramos, physical trainer in Miranda Gym, Palma de Mallorca. Luis has trained multiple European boxing champions. 

Abdominal and lower back muscles (core muscles) - vital for tennis professional

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Tennis Training: Physical - CORE & ABS EXERCISES PT.1 [P.2]

Im back as promised with more on core and ab exercises!

As I said in the previous blog post, for tennis the most important muscle group to train is the core. This prevents injuries, creates stability and balance and enables explosive acceleration in shot rotation.

In this post I'm going to present a 12 minute physical training video. Whereas the previous blog post was a general introduction this blog post and the next two (that will be published right here on is specific to the muscle groups of the core and adominals in tennis. This blog post is going to cover the rectus, external oblique, internal oblique and lower adominal muscles. The following posts will cover the transverse admonials and lower back muscles.

Core & Abdominal muscles vital for tennis professionals
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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Training Area: Physical - ex.P1 [CORE STRENGTHENING]

Hey ya,

This blogpost is the first one on physical training and I wanted to start with the most important part of the body for a large number of sports, including tennis, which is the CORE. If you like my posts you could sign up for email alerts using the white box on the right hand side of this page.

We try to train the core every day as its not like training the calve or bicep in that the body needs at least 24 hours recuperation before another session. The core can be worked everyday with one rest day a week. We sometimes do 20-30 minutes of core and sometimes 2-3 hours of core! It's key for explosive strength, balance, agility and preventing injuries.

Here I wanted to put some of my training exercises - I will add more in future posts! Follow me on twitter using the twitter feed on the side of this page to receive updates about my blog.