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Most important muscles in badminton ?

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by killersmash, May 4, 2007.

  1. killersmash

    killersmash Regular Member

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    which muscle is the most important for badminton? as in... if you train that particular muscle you will notice the biggest difference in your power.
     
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    i want to know too..
     
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    me too..

    i think the triceps are quite important? :/
     
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    thighs and calf i presume?
    if u cant get there, u cant hit it ^_~
     
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    thighs, calves, forearm and core muscles(abs and lower back)
     
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    can plz include types of ways to train that muscle?
     
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    I would say the most important are:

    1) Shoulder

    2) Biceps

    3) Chest

    4) Stomach

    in that order.

    Although of course you need good leg strength too, but I think these muscles are the most essential for both power and control.

    A lot of players with shoulder pain are told to train up their back muscles to relieve pressure on the part of the shoulder which suffers from over-use (rotator cuff?). I think that might be more useful than lifting weights to bulk up for your arm and shoulder.
     
  9. killersmash

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    thx david... btw is tri cep useful?
     
  10. Hierkommtnils

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    I thinks it's the brain... :)
     
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    I second Hier Kommtnils. The thing in your skull is the must important in badminton.
     
  12. Loppy

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    The leg/thigh muscles by far are the most important, just look at most of the pro's thigh muscles. Power for hitting the shuttles mainly comes from the forearm.
     
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    The brain, isn't really a muscle :p

    Legs are of course most important..

    I dont agree at all with david14700..

    biceps?? not very useful badminton muscle..

    Stomach and back mucles (body core musles) are extremely important to no "fall trough" an maintan center of gravity and balance all times..
    Far more important than chest and biceps imop.

    Then forearm, and shoulders (espceially rotator cuffs) are important for power and racket-handling.. also fingers, and wrist musles are good to train..

    my 2 cents.

    /Twobeer
     
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    agreed. otherwise, lin dan would have massive bisceps, as would Fu Haifeng. i think it's the forearm which generates most of the energy
     
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    If you perform a supination (backhand) action while holding your bicep, you will feel it tense up somewhat, which suggests that the bicep contributes at least slightly to backhands. It's not really worth building them up to the size of grapefruits, though, as there's a specific forearm muscle (called the supinator;)) which is responsible for this movement. I'm not aware of any upper arm muscle that contributes to the forehand action at all.

    I always include some twists with one-way loaded dumbells at the end of my bodybuilding routine nowadays - have a look at

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Supinators/DBLyingSupination.html

    and

    http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Pronators/DBLyingPronation.html

    To be honest, I agree with everybody who has answered "brain", as a smart player will always beat a thicko (even if he can hit 250 mph smashes).
     
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    I am Pretty sure I can beat Stephen Hawking in badminton :p :cool:
     
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    I have seen fu hai feng's biceps on tv when they close up, yea, they are big as least his left ones. He whole arm is really big.

    For me the most important muscle of course the whole arm, calves (speed) , thigh (quads, hamstrings) , trunk.
     
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    Actually the biceps are needed to pick shuttles up off the floor:p!

    Seriously tho', the bicep muscle group actually does come into play when the arm is bent and the forearm is supinated (for a BH power shot). Check it out -- bend your arm at a right angle & rotate your forearm. Notice that the bicep relaxes when performing a pronation but it contracts when supinating.

    There role of the biceps is considerably less when the arm is straighter however.
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    Then its a muscle to train for my opponents :D
     
  20. killersmash

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    so...
    wrist vs biceps vs forearm vs tri ceps...VOTE NOW :D
    wrist = explosiveness
    forearm = swing power
    triceps = smashing( i think )
    bi ceps = picking up shuttles ???

    this is the info i gathered from previous posts... haha
     

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