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Anytime anywhere exercises

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by sevens, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. sevens

    sevens Regular Member

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    I was trying to compile a list of *anytime anywhere* exercises that can help improve the game. I went through the previous threads and here are some that I found:

    1. Wrist training: wrist curls with a bottle of water, Rolling rods, Kneading dough!, ...

    2. Pushups

    3. Footwork (find an empty piece of ground, imagine a court and move!)

    4. Stretching exercises to keep the body flexible

    Anything else that comes to mind?
     
  2. starx

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    Do not forget the finger
     
  3. jerby

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    if you feel like anoying the living daylights out fo the people around you: exercise your fingerpower:
    lay your hand flat on the floor/table/desk and try and smack one finger as hard/fast a possible onto the floor/desk/etc.

    or, the anti-neigboor tactic, bets used in hoems that are adjacent to other houses: indoor rope-skipping:D
    with loud music;)
     
  4. sevens

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    Walk every once in a while on your toes, this need not appear awkward, just use more pressure on the toes.
     
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    squeezing small sponge or rubber balls in the palm of your hand. Just don't do it when your hands are in your pockets or you might get arrested!
     
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    Step up and down a chair
    Jump side ways pushing from left to right and back
     
  7. sevens

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    Let's also mention "why" a particular handy exercise can help. So stepping up and down a chair helps develop calf muscles? And how does jumping sideways help? maybe in improving court coverage and speed.
     
  8. Ranmira

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    sevens, I think that jumping exercise does help develop both muscle endurance and power -- I think it's a plyometric exercise (pertaining to jumping sideways). Take case not to roll the ankles! :p

    Squats are very good for the leg muscles in the front, but I'm afraid that I don't have equalizing exercise for the rear leg muscles - might cause problems later on due to unequal muscle strength?
     
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    sucking in your abdominals and holding. Strengthens your pelvic wall. Can actually do this anywhere anytime.
     

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