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Thread: How to improve Smash power.
02-27-2012, 08:57 PM #18
Also, if you lock your elbow, i read the you will be at risk of developing the tennis elbow, in this case baminton elbow
02-28-2012, 05:59 AM #19
If you lock your elbow, what you’re doing is you are stretching your tendons and ligaments to their limit and colliding the joint with each stroke. Having said that, everyone is built differently and so different people can abuse their bodies more than others. Not locking you elbow fully is the conventional advice I have heard echoed by the best coaches throughout my time in playing the sport – whether or not it is done is up to the individual.
Also, I personally don’t see any deficit in power by not fully locking one’s elbow when playing a smash.
02-28-2012, 11:57 AM #20
Agree. Please don't fully lock out your elbow on any power shots like clear or smash.
As an example, you can imagine what would happen to your knee joint if you lock it fully straight when you land after jumping. All the forces would be transmitted to the knee joint cartilage itself instead of being absorbed by muscles and tendons.
Last edited by visor; 02-28-2012 at 12:00 PM.
02-29-2012, 05:15 AM #21
Will, try to jump and smash as it will let your whole body feels running towards and when you hit the birdie down it will be very fast, anyone could lift a smash even with a little power(or no power), smash is just to lock up all the chance of returning the ball, remember if you cannot hit the birdie after you jump don't jump, just try to practise more on "How to smash to the front field" and i believe it would be ok.
02-29-2012, 06:19 AM #22
03-06-2012, 10:41 AM #23
Practice... practice... and practice more.
Usually start out with 50%-70% power until your stroke is good, then ramp up power.
Take video of yourself and you will see what you are doing wrong.
Also don't expect overnight results.
03-06-2012, 11:16 AM #24
ok now i understand dont lock the elbow..thks
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