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Thread: Follow my progress...
06-05-2003, 06:05 AM #1
Follow my progress...
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.
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.
06-05-2003, 07:35 AM #2
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.
06-05-2003, 07:38 AM #3
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,
06-05-2003, 07:46 AM #4
Thanks for the reply. So you do all those exercises by yourself... interesting.
06-05-2003, 07:47 AM #5
06-05-2003, 07:50 AM #6
When you make it to the big time (i.e. £10 for an open semi) I want 10 %!
06-05-2003, 07:57 AM #7
pfffftttt...we'll have to see . hehe, £10 is that it?! Oh well, it's a McDonalds i spose
06-05-2003, 11:35 AM #8
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 ?
06-05-2003, 01:09 PM #9
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
06-06-2003, 08:32 AM #10
06-07-2003, 04:12 AM #11
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.
06-07-2003, 06:37 AM #12
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.
06-08-2003, 04:48 AM #13
maybe u could add in pictures and things uve learnt during training?
06-08-2003, 06:36 AM #14
Log updated...Sunday 8th July 2003
06-08-2003, 07:02 AM #15
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
06-08-2003, 07:07 AM #16
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??
06-08-2003, 07:24 AM #17
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.