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11-07-2012, 11:26 PM #18
how about core? especially the spring power from hips to shoulder for smashing
11-07-2012, 11:56 PM #19
deadlifts. start doing em.
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11-08-2012, 12:05 AM #20
you can strengthen your core muscles, but if you don't know how to use them effectively to transfer power into your shot (ie. via the kinetic chain from proximal to distal into the fingers), then it's of no use
11-08-2012, 12:11 AM #21
nah. can't go wrong with a stronger core.
11-08-2012, 01:04 AM #22
11-08-2012, 01:13 AM #23
yup, you go ahead and do what you want.
11-08-2012, 01:14 AM #24
a weak core, with excellent technique, will still get some power
and obviously a strong core with excellent technique will ultimately get the most power
(and borbor, i'm aware you're an avid golfer, so you may have over estimated the general knowledge of core use in badminton sport, as i'm pretty sure not too many are aware of it; hence learning the proper use of technique of using the core muscles in the kinetic chain is more important than strenthening the muscles itself, which can be done after proper technique is achieved)
Last edited by visor; 11-08-2012 at 01:24 AM.
11-08-2012, 01:47 AM #25
11-08-2012, 01:53 AM #26
11-08-2012, 02:01 AM #27
i think 98745 is overthinking it. Want to train ur kinetic chain for smash & clear? Throw an "American" football with a spiral to your designated target (ceiling for clears, downfield for smashes). It's THAT simple.
11-08-2012, 02:05 AM #28
In your sequence, you missed out core muscles , as in:
side on>rotate hip>rotate trunk with core>shoulder>elbow>wrist>fingers
Here's also an excellent description by Gollum, the author of badminton bible.com:
You need to get this sequence right first before you spend time working on those core muscles.
11-08-2012, 02:16 AM #29
11-08-2012, 03:59 AM #30
Get a "Schmidt Sports Physio Tape" and to shadow strokes with it, and you can do shadow strokes with a bottle of wine/water in your hand (but for this you need perfect technique or you will injury yourself.)
You can also use the bottle for building up wrist and arm strength by flicking the wrist at stretch arm with bottle in the hand. But most important thing for a powerful stroke is timing you need to use every muscle from toe to the finger at the right timing.
Fu Hei Feng teaches how to smash.
Last edited by greblu; 11-08-2012 at 04:02 AM.
11-08-2012, 05:16 AM #31
Skipping (explosive movement to get under shuttle, jump power to elevate off the ground)
Trunk twist (core power transfer from start of smash position)
Internal shoulder rotation (smash power)
Wrist twist (whip acceleration and power transfer)
(dont use so many weights like the pic)
In my opinion: go for low-low/medium weight at high repetitions. all other exercises help with general strength but do not contribute greatly if at all to smash power. e.g. i wouldnt spend any time on biceps, pullups, deadlifts etc except for general fitness.
borbor - woodchopping is excellent
xtc - powerball is excellent
98745 - correct technique and footwork is excellent (look at womens internationals, they're not beefed up yet smash better than most men (non internationals))
11-08-2012, 08:03 AM #32
11-08-2012, 11:48 AM #33
11-09-2012, 03:15 AM #34
Each and every one of us is built differently, some have fast feet, some have fast hands, some have powerful arms, some have strong core muscle, some have strong wrists and all our brians work differently. Some can hit the bird far and fast using wrist and arm with little help from the body. If you are not blessed with these natural gifts, then you need to borrow power from all your body parts. If your wrist doesn't give you enough power, borrow power from your arm, then shoulder turn, then hip turn, then your feet(push off from the ground). Don't forget having a relax grip.