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training arm without squash racquet and weight

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by jas1121, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. jas1121

    jas1121 Regular Member

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    i wanna train my arm power so tat i can go for higher tension. my current tension is 20. i use a racquet equivalent to MP99. With tension 20, my smash is powerful, but i think with a 25-28, my smash will be explosive. So is there anyway to train the arm muscles without using squash racquet ( juz got a blister on my hand while training with squash racquet) and carry weight?
     
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    Do like 30 pushups a day. That's what I do.

    I aim to be like Bruce Lee... He did 100 twice a day ;)
     
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    Unfortunately Bruce Lee's training was only for his punch speed :p Not above the head arm movements :p Hehehehee You can't avoid training with squash racket and weights if you want to increase your smash power. Sorry :p they are one of the best methods of increasing your smash power. Other than that, you can try resistance tubes, though I've never tried them out myself.
     
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    Going from 20lbs. to 25-28lbs. is not going to make your smash more powerful. Instead, you will gain more control and actually lose power.
     
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    30 push ups all at once ... or ?
     
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    I swear I get more power though...
     
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    X'plosive Smash, what about counter'g?

    Iwan;
    u achieve the 300km/hr smashing speed, maybe more +/- tolerance. what about u countering it. what training would u recommended?
    tks
    joeling
     
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    thanks guys, guess i will have to stick to squash racquet training.
     
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    Me too. :p Go figure (at least at 25lbs.). :D
     
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    woah.. now that I think about it...

    can someone explain to me how taufik can hit above 300 km/h? I'm sure he strings around 30 lbs~!!
     
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    whats a good squash racket thats good priced and good for training? i dont know which one to get
     
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    The reason for using a squash racket to train is because it's heavier than a badminton racquet ... So my advice is to grab the heaviest squash racket you can find :cool: .
     
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    i dont know where i can get a Squash racet in san jose, so im probally gonna buy it online. which racket would u reccomend? Which one do u guys use?
     
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    I'm gonna have to humbly disagree with that. Even the lightest squash racket is way, way heavier than the heaviest badminton racket. I say go for the cheapest/least expensive squash racket. :p
     
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    But also more chance for injury...like me. :crying: ...but I'm all healed now. :p :D :D :D
     
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    Yeah, you are hitting bombs from the baseline :) . You and Vining should get together and visit VRC. You guys need to torture us ;) and the stickman.

     
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    I have tried a few squash rackets and for badminton practice, I do not think it makes a difference. To me they all feel the same. The key is to get a squash racket with a grip size as close to your badminton racket grip size as possible, so get the smallest grip. That's what I did and remove the OEM grip and replace with a thin overgrip. Now it's close but still a bit bigger.

    Since there's no difference, I just got the least expensive squash racket, this one:

    Prince F3 Vision: I paid $40 but $25 here:
    http://www.goods.clickbird.com/catalog/?Item=B0007Y0YUK&Mode=SportingGoods

    It's 188grams, plenty heavy enough. :p

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    You are lucky that you use G2 grip. So it's easy to find a squash racquet of similar grip size.

     
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    No way, not me, I can't hang with you elite players. You'll just stand there and flick my smash back to the baseline and yawn. :p
     

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