Tennis Periodised Plan
Can you imagine something as silly as doing the same thing all the time and expecting the result to be different! Silly silly silly….. I have found myself doing this in the past with my training, strapped for time I would go to what I’d always done, what I was comfortable doing, did it work? Yeah sort of, could have I done better? Heck yeah! I’ve long regarded having a “Periodised Tennis Training Plan” just as important as the actual tennis exercises within the plan. Here is some information on why I think that way. Our bodies have extremely complexed… Continue reading
9 Things That Must Be In EVERY Tennis Fitness Program
Having spent time looking into the future of strength and conditioning and how much things have moved in the last 5 years, we decided to get a new and improved structure. First, we analysed and researched the ideal tennis athlete. What they need physically (Strong, lean, resilient bodies) to perform at their best. Taking into consideration; The demands on the body, time under tension, volume, length of points, recovery etc. We came up with our new system – “Martin Method 9 Threads” In this day and age of multi-tasking and joint ventures we wanted to look for people who we could… Continue reading
When Should Young Players Start Tennis Strength Training?
The most common question we get asked as tennis fitness trainers is, “When can my daughter or son, start tennis strength training and what strength training should we do?” One of the biggest misconceptions people make is to train young tennis players like they would an adult. This can be dangerous and often leads to tennis injuries. Players under the age of 16 should steer away from weights and heavy loading. Alternatively they should use body weight exercises, resistance bands and medicine balls (5-10% of their body weight). At ‘Martin Method Tennis Fitness’ we recommend all young players aged 16… Continue reading
Build Your Best Tennis Body
When you look at the physicality of tennis, it is demanding in a lot of ways. Having to be able to stay on court for hours requires physical endurance. Performing dynamic movements time after time draws on your power and staying in control of your body for prolonged periods comes down to strength. The majority of the pros on tour have extremely strong legs and they carry the bulk of their muscle mass through their lower extremities. Their upper bodies are lean and strong but compared proportionally to their lower bodies they have a lot less muscle mass. You don’t… Continue reading