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Thread: Anytime anywhere exercises
09-23-2006, 02:48 AM #1
Anytime anywhere exercises
I was trying to compile a list of *anytime anywhere* exercises that can help improve the game. I went through the previous threads and here are some that I found:
1. Wrist training: wrist curls with a bottle of water, Rolling rods, Kneading dough!, ...
3. Footwork (find an empty piece of ground, imagine a court and move!)
4. Stretching exercises to keep the body flexible
Anything else that comes to mind?
09-23-2006, 04:07 AM #2
Do not forget the finger
09-23-2006, 08:37 AM #3
if you feel like anoying the living daylights out fo the people around you: exercise your fingerpower:
lay your hand flat on the floor/table/desk and try and smack one finger as hard/fast a possible onto the floor/desk/etc.
or, the anti-neigboor tactic, bets used in hoems that are adjacent to other houses: indoor rope-skipping
with loud music
09-23-2006, 11:31 AM #4
Walk every once in a while on your toes, this need not appear awkward, just use more pressure on the toes.
09-23-2006, 12:05 PM #5
squeezing small sponge or rubber balls in the palm of your hand. Just don't do it when your hands are in your pockets or you might get arrested!
09-24-2006, 01:25 PM #6
Step up and down a chair
Jump side ways pushing from left to right and back
09-24-2006, 06:13 PM #7
Let's also mention "why" a particular handy exercise can help. So stepping up and down a chair helps develop calf muscles? And how does jumping sideways help? maybe in improving court coverage and speed.
09-24-2006, 06:21 PM #8
sevens, I think that jumping exercise does help develop both muscle endurance and power -- I think it's a plyometric exercise (pertaining to jumping sideways). Take case not to roll the ankles!
Squats are very good for the leg muscles in the front, but I'm afraid that I don't have equalizing exercise for the rear leg muscles - might cause problems later on due to unequal muscle strength?
Last edited by Ranmira; 09-24-2006 at 06:24 PM.
09-25-2006, 12:36 AM #9
sucking in your abdominals and holding. Strengthens your pelvic wall. Can actually do this anywhere anytime.
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