How to Train for Tennis Power – Part 1
At Tennis Fitness, we have found the most successful ways to train athletes for tennis power, is to implement EFFECTIVE PROGRESSIONS.
With every program we design, we ask the all-important questions;
“Why are we doing this tennis exercise and what are we trying to achieve”
Over the years we have seen so many players, not training correctly for power gains (force production) they are wasting their time and the programs aren’t working for them as they haven’t been able to progress their exercises, sets and repetitions effectively.
Here are some common problems we have found;
1. Immediate Results – Players want immediate power results and don’t take the time to build a good strength foundation that will dramatically help with their power output. You cannot expect to generate a faster powerful serve, if you don’t have a solid strength foundation.
2. Correct Technique – Players start with force expression (jumping) exercises without learning how to force absorb (land) It’s imperative that players learn how to absorb force, before progressing to force expression. Without learning how to land and load correctly the body will eventually get injured.
3. Too Advanced – Players performing power exercises which are way too advanced for them. They start with advanced power exercises e.g. single leg jump before mastering a basic power exercise e.g. two leg jumps. You need to be careful where you get your information from. Think basic and build from there.
4. Purpose or Structure – Players don’t have a purpose or effective structure to their training. They find some fab new plyometric exercise on you tube and do them whenever without any purpose or plan. There is no building or progressive plan with their exercises each week. This can spell danger.
5. Periodised Plan – Players aren’t allowing their bodies to come down from a training peak. Players must realise you need to establish when you want to peak, train correctly until you peak and then rest after the peak period. It is hard to peak for longer than a few weeks. Doing the same high intensity exercises and programs without resting, will cause injuries and burn out.
In a few days, we will send ‘How to Train for Power’ (part 2)
Here we will give you a solution on the problems above and guide you through 5 simple steps you need to implement to train correctly for power.
You have limited time so why don’t you utilise your time using effective proven programs that work. We have done all the hard work over the years and want to share this knowledge.
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