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09-19-2006, 01:48 AM #1
If i were to buy ONE non-badminton related item for training...
what should i buy? price range should be around $200 or below, and it can be something like weights or training vests etc. As long as it BUILDS my smash power or leg muscles etc. what's recommended?
09-19-2006, 01:57 AM #2
A coach if you can
Or a decent pair of shoes, assuming this is something you may not have. There's nothing worse in training than not being able to move around the court due to your shoes - sliding, unstableness, etc = not cool
wait, non-badminton? I guess my preference is to try and improve footwork over smashes - perhaps some ankle weights? Any of your suggestions can work, so long as you know how to effectively utilise them.
Last edited by noluckjim; 09-19-2006 at 02:01 AM.
09-19-2006, 02:11 AM #3
Skipping rope, a gym ball (or whatever it's called) that weighs 1-1,5 kg as well as an elastic band (believe me, it is of utmost importance for a badminton player to do excercises with an elastic band, I think I'll start a thread about it sometime soon).
Cheap and effective, in total something like $20-30.
But that's not one. But then again, the cost is extremely low as well.
09-19-2006, 08:09 AM #4
a jumpign rope and a cheap squash racket? (~30 euro's total..)
and maybe a chin-up bar..
09-19-2006, 08:22 AM #5
I'm not sure what they're called but they are like squeezy balls that go in the palm of your hand. They strengthen fingers and forearm muscles
09-19-2006, 08:24 AM #6Originally Posted by crosscourt
and personally: I don't think it works as well as a squash racket. the ball train your fingers/wrist to grip tightly, but slow. the squasher teaches your msucles to contract fast and hard..
09-19-2006, 08:38 AM #7Originally Posted by jerby
09-19-2006, 09:09 AM #8
Oh wait...With "the squasher" I meant my squash racket...silly nickname, sorry...
well, you can try squashing the ball faster, to get the squashracket-like practise...but I can't really do it.
another fun practise is to try open&close your hand twice within a second
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