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10-24-2006, 05:51 PM #1
Given my age (35) I train pretty hard and pride myself in keeping good shape - however for those who have met me know I'm not exactly a stick, particularly on the top half of my body.
Overall I'm quite strong (Well compared to the average badminton player this side of Sir Dinkalot I'm a rhino ) but after years of sliding by, I came to realize earlier this year that I have significant hole in my game I needed to fix...
So as of two weeks ago I vowed to rebuild my lower body strength right from the basics. Keep in mind, I hate leg weight training.
But I went back right back to square one... only doing sqauts with only the bar. Slowly add weight. Make sure I do all the excerices ( front curls, hamstrings, lunges) except for calves - those are already bloody stong from badminton.
I can already see the benefits - I'm more explosive around the court and my knees doen't seem to hurt as much (orthotics also factor in).
Next in store - skipping. Start with a couple minutes, work my way up to five minutes, then maybe a max of ten. I tried skipping a couple years ago. Thought something was going to snap off.
Overall, this will be good thing, but it sure is hell right now.
My motivation? (other than Kick evyylgryn's ass) is to take a game off Dave Humble, one of the top masters next to Ardy W.
10-24-2006, 06:33 PM #2
Good for you Wolf. I'm starting to do leg work as well as starting to jump rope again too.
10-24-2006, 06:40 PM #3Originally Posted by ViningWolff
10-24-2006, 08:44 PM #4
how long have you been at this Vining? i noticed last night that you were quicker around the court then the last time i watched you play. if you get any quicker, i don't think i'll be able to get a point from ya....
10-24-2006, 09:27 PM #5
i need some leg training as well. I'm feeling some (right) knee pain under certain bent angle and pressure. I dont think i injured anything, maybe certain muscle had overworked or under developed.
10-25-2006, 12:06 AM #6
I started about four weeks ago, but mostly on hamstrings for the first two weeks. The last two weeks I've started with the dumbell lunges, squats etc.
The other thing I'm working in core strength, but more than the typcial sit-ups. I even bought me one of those work out balls.
For now, my body hurts.
10-25-2006, 12:09 AM #7
Don't squat below 90 degree. For us damaged knee dudes, 45 to 60 degree is enough.
Originally Posted by ViningWolff
10-25-2006, 05:20 AM #8