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09-27-2010, 02:46 PM #1
Which workout exercises are good for badminton?
I've been doing a little reasearch on this website, and seems like many are saying "You wanna increase your strength ?? Pfff, work on fitness level instead!"
Well it might be a bit of an exaggeration, nevertheless, my fitness level doesn't need to be improved currently. So i would love to hear if you guys knew any workout exercises that can be done at home. I'm mainly interested in exercises for your upper body, as i already have and do exercises for my legs. I have dumbells.
Oh and btw.. are push ups any good for badminton?
09-27-2010, 05:54 PM #2
Stamina. Focus on anaerobic (not necessarily HIT) types of exercise.
Improve core strength. Improve flexibility and elasticity of legs.
Breathing exercises and routines.
These are the core rotines you must perform in additon to any muscle-building routines. Weights are not the best thing really. Use weights sparingly, and then to improve fast-twitch muscle performance.
Here is a good link I found for anaerobic exercise...
There is a very good description of the difference between Fartlek and Interval traning. I am sure this will help you.
09-28-2010, 09:41 AM #3
I would place GREAT emphasis on core training. THIS is the most important type of training because it will increase your power (anaerobic core training) AND it will greatly increase your fitness! I know your fitness is good, but this will just heighten what you are already good at. The abdominal workout for boxers is the best one I have found.
Cobalts suggestions are excellent as well. I find the core exercises really cover everything: some harder ones - these are anaerobic, some easier ones which are aerobic, and throughout it all you will really have to focus on your breathing technique.
Simply doing these exercises (and the ones in the second video) took my fitness and power and EVERYTHING to a new level, meaning I could push myself harder in everything i did. The core muscles (front and back) co-ordinate all of the others, and that's why they are so vital. They are the secret to the great Bruce Lees strength and speed.
09-28-2010, 10:35 AM #4
wonder what might have happened if Bruce Lee had taken to badminton...
09-29-2010, 10:56 AM #5
He'd be freaking fast...best court coverage player ever lol.
10-02-2010, 06:51 AM #6
Thanks guys for your advice
I'm gonna work intensively on my core and leg muscles for the next 2 weeks.
10-02-2010, 07:51 AM #7
excellent choice core muscles are definitely the way to go
10-02-2010, 08:41 AM #8
better go easy on the legs until your ankle heals properly! No point compounding the problem...
10-02-2010, 10:07 AM #9
Hehe, off course not Cobalt
Appreciate your concern, i will try and get this ancle healed quickly, so that i can get back to badminton again
10-02-2010, 10:42 AM #10
you can see how lcw does it in his video.
10-02-2010, 10:48 AM #11
Which video extremenanopowe?
10-07-2010, 09:17 PM #12
10-07-2010, 11:45 PM #13
As for the training, I think it really depends on your needs.
Usually for fitness you want to build a good aerobic base and start doing (anaerobic) intervalls as soon as you can. If you say you have good fitness already you might want to skip the aerobic phase.
Do you need to lose weight? How long can you hold the plank exercise? Do you lack explosiveness, agility, strenght? You need to figure out those things in order to build a training program that is adapted to your needs.
In my case, I have very good aerobic and anaerobic endurance as well as a very strong core. I am now working on my agility and my strenght and this type of training is what gave me the most results so far, in your case it could be the same, or totally different.
Hope it helps.
10-08-2010, 12:37 AM #14
Some very good tips and I would also add that you do need to work on strengthening and stretching the forearm muscles as they play a very big part in every shot we play.
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