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Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Matt Ross, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. Matt Ross

    Matt Ross Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    Just to let you know i am keeping a diary of my training, i update it daily. It tells you of my training programme that i use, and how i feel my badminton is coming on etc.

    http://mattersbadders.blogspot.com

    If you have any questions about my training, then please ask them in this thread. I will update it daily and let you know when i do. Hopefully, you'll see me and follow me as i make it up the English ranks.

    Kind regards,
    Matt
     
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    Great to read about your training. :) I was wondering, when you work out in the gym is there a coach with you telling you what to do? Forgive me if you mentioned it in the diary already. :)
     
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    Joanne,

    I have no coach with me whilst i am in the gym. I talk to my coach during training days (eg saturdays) who tells me what i need to do (eg upper body work). Whilst being in the gym, i can draw a training programme of my own to keep to, however, the training will be more intense, especially endurance work, nearer the season.

    Hope this answers your question,
    Matt
     
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    Thanks for the reply. :) So you do all those exercises by yourself... interesting. :)
     
  5. Matt Ross

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    Dedication....:)
     
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    When you make it to the big time (i.e. £10 for an open semi) I want 10 %!
     
  7. Matt Ross

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    dlp,

    pfffftttt...we'll have to see :). hehe, £10 is that it?! Oh well, it's a McDonalds i spose :)

    Matt
     
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    Fitness

    Matt - Best wishes in your endeavours.

    Do you do a bleep test every 4mths to see how your VO2 max has improved ? If so what is your current level ?

    Do you do any aerobic exercise - long runs etc.

    Do you do plyometric exercises to compliment the weights ?

    Cheers,
    Sean
     
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    Sean,

    I plan to see how far i can cycle etc in 30 minutes to see if my VO2 max has improved. No doubt it has because when i do interval training now, i feel great.

    As for long/runs cycles yes, i still do then now and then...however, with the season coming up it's important to do interval training. This is because it's not important how fast you can cycle 6 miles, it's how many quick periods you can do within these 6 minutes, as badminton is clearly an interval sport.

    Plyometrics i will be doing soon. I do things like shadow, fast feet and jumping to improve this.

    Hope this helps
    Matt
     
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    Log updated....
     
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    I've seen your log and 've a suggestion to make.

    You say your backhand is no good. Y don't you try lateral lying raise. Improves backhand. Use yahoo to search.

    Gd luck.
     
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    ljq,

    What i meant was my backhand wasn't good at the time because i had triep trouble, and it hurt when i extended my arm. Now i've recovered, backhand are fine, backhand clearing is no trouble at all due to the upper body work i have been doing. Backhand smash is also getting harder. Sorry for any confusion.

    Matt
     
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    ooo

    maybe u could add in pictures and things uve learnt during training?
     
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    I'm surprised you aren't doing skipping. I dont know much about the technical stuff but in Indo... skipping is a must for all people. Tripple layers, quadrupple layers etc :D
     
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    Iwan,

    Skipping is a form of plyometrics and i already do most of that. However, i was meant to be starting up skipping yesterday, but guess who layed in and missed the first part?? :rolleyes:

    Matt
     
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    Hi Matt,

    I would be interested in seeing how your training affects your weight and body fat percentage. Does your gym have facilities for measuring body fat?

    Once a week for weight and once a month for body fat should be enough.

    cheers.
    Neil
     
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    Neil,

    Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, i dont think this centre has the equipment to measure body fat, i'll ask for you! However, since i've started the gym i have lost alot of body fat, a hell of alot. People are commenting on how much i have shed but this has turned into muscle. At the moment, i currently weigh 10 and a half stone, suprising because i aint that tall. I'll ask for you.

    Matt
     
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