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The Tennis Specific Workout

April 22, 2018

I once heard a trainer say that "movement is movement" with regards to training for sports. This can definitely be the case when considering the body of a human can only move so many ways. There are definitely parallels to sports when it comes to movement but when it comes to training for specific sports there are definitely some distinctions.
 
Talking to a former student of mine whose brother plays on professional rugby team, I could tell there was a large difference to what his brother does to prepare for rugby versus what I would do for tennis. To put it in perspective, my roommate who trained the University of Denver's tennis teams said that "tennis players do not like heavy weights." 
 
I did not learn this until my 30s when I started realizing the sport of tennis needed to be treated differently than most sports I played before.  The main purpose of this blog is to focus more on the specific exercises that I I have found through my own research to be the best for tennis while also limiting the impact on the body. To summarize the main purpose of my workouts would be to be able to play tennis and not feel it the next day. This tells me I'm able to put a lot of effort on the tennis court in my body is prepared for that effort.
 
I will divide up this blog into the different exercises I would do for the lower and upper body. While I could make videos showing each exercise, I felt that it would be better for me to come with this information that the source is someone other than me. You will see some links to videos that can give you some ideas on imp