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Faster Reflexes

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by robc06, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. robc06

    robc06 Regular Member

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    How do I train to get faster reflexes. In my movements. I need to become faster from the ready posistion, reacting and moving.

    My coach and I are working on faster foot work. On the toes of my feet. Ready to go. To as soon as ive hit the shuttle to reat and move towards my reayd base again.

    Any drills?
     
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    If, by "reflexes", you mean something along the lines of reacting to a smash that's hit straight at you (or something similar that doesn't include footwork), I have never seen a drill that claims to improve this aspect of the game - it seems to be something you're born with. I would be happy to be wrong, though:).

    Use the "split step", if you're not doing so already. Do a search for it: it really REALLY does help.
     
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    Not so much the reflex of hitting the birdie, but once Ive scissored from the rear of the court, to get to the net. Or when im in the ready position, if its a fast drop to react and move foward. So I guess, start speed!!
     
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    try getting into table tennis and start playing as competitive as you can because it gets fast quick and really helps with reflexes, i play because i enjoy it and i play just as competitive as badminton and i can see improvements in my raaction time
     
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    HAHAHA

    Funny uo say that, because of my knee operation last year, if I couldnt play Baddie at the same competitive level I was going to take up table tennis. I like TT and Im quite good at it.
     
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    when you say reflexes im assuming you're talking about smash returning. the answer is actually quite simple: just let people constantly smash at you.
     
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    Keep on playing, you'll gain faster reflexes when you play more =D
     
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    Relexes in terms of returning a smash or attacking drive is quite good.

    Im talking in terms of moving faster from the baseline once you have scissored or satched.
     
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    Uhm, I think what u need is more power. Proper positioning is also important. If u already have proper positioning and are just lacking the speed, do some training to improve the explosiveness of ur body. Athletes need power, and power=strength x speed so u might wanna work from that.
     
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    drive more!

    when opponent wants to smash, stand closer to the net, put ur racquet up, and drive this smash by hitting the shuttle down or a forward push to increase reaction!
    only do it if opponent is smashing between the middle & base line.

    has anyone done this?
     
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    start skipping. it keeps your feet light and your mobility for footwork better as your calves will be stronger. and if you're serious about reflexes as opposed to defensively in recieving smashes or drives, take a good look at some hockey training for goalies, specifically when they train for reflexes. there's one or good ones on youtube that i don't have the links to at the moment, but look up hockey training goalies. but the easiest would be to play more ;) and let people smash at you from short clears =P
     
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    Fast Reflexes

    Hi,
    U can practise hitting shuttles against the wall to improve yr receiving n countering attack styles. In order to a better or quick responses, also try plyometrics.;)
    Lee:D
     
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    Your right, more skipping. THX
     

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