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Badminton Specific Exercises and Workouts

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by speCulatius, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Hi there,
    when searching for some exercises on YouTube, that would have been usefull when replying to some threads, I often was disappointed, that I didn't find what I was looking for or that I only found something not badminton specific at best, that could have been adopted for badminton. So when talking to @s_mair, trying to explain an exercise, I decided to make a video of it and that's how the idea grew to just record more videos (when there's the need), and to make it public. so due to popular demand (well, one person, two if I'm being extra generous), here is my YouTube channel! I really hope it can help some people who are enthusiastic, but cannot get (enough) coaching.
    I'll focus on off-court exercises or workouts and while there is a ton of content, I think it might be good to have some badminton specific adjustments made. That might be the exact position of the body or the duration or whatever....
    Please let me know what you think about it, may it be here, or via message! If there's more popular demand for specific things, let me know that, too.... So far, one person was enough to make me do it, so I do have some more footage, and some more plans myself, but I'm open for any suggestions.

    So far, my content is very limited, and before it gets more, I'm hoping to get some feedback first. Theres only two videos so far....

    ... one is to get a more stable lunge while also working on the mobility, it's the second version of he video I made due to popular demand


    ... and the other one is a footwork interval workout that can be done pretty much anywhere. I was thinking about @Mason when making the video, but I think many people would benefit from doing these exercises regularly. I know I was looking for something like this before when writing a reply to some training thread.


    I know the videos are not perfect, I'm neither the best coach, nor the best athlete, so I have to compromise, still, I think it's better than nothing, but keep in mind: Do as I say and not as I do. ;) I hope this thread can help me to make valuable videos and thus can help others who benefit from those videos. I appreciate your opinion!

    Thanks to @s_mair for giving the idea and some files that I could recycle and @Mr Arc2 for encouraging me. Thanks to @DarkHiatus for some valuable feedback in advance!

    Now, tell me what you think.....
     
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    LenaicM Regular Member

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    That's great! My season is about to be finished and I will focus on off-court training soon. I will definitely use some of these exercises!
     
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  3. magnusce

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    @speCulatius

    this is very good thank you for making these videos! i hope you will be making more! :D

    my request/suggestion is maybe a video with different streches to do and include the best streches for badminton purposes?

    thanks for the videos tho :)
     
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  4. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    Hmm.... not sure where you want me to go with this. Stretching your entire body certainly helps. Always. That's not specific to badminton, really. If done after the exercise.
    The Lunge video can be seen as a badminton specific dynamic stretching that can (should) be done as part of a warm up routine. Do you want more like this or are you referring to a collection of static stretching exercises for the entire body?
    One idea is to make videos for a warm up routine including some more things like the lunges. If that's what you want, I'll get to it. If your talking about more static things, I'm not sure yet, but if there is some demand, I could do the same for a cool down phase after training, I guess.

    Anyway, thanks for the input, I just want to understand you correctly. :)
     
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    magnusce New Member

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    hmm i think its dangerous for the hamstring/thighs to do a deep lunge if not fully warmed up? pls correct me if im wrong.

    what i mean tho was that, after i have done badminton drills and workout, i don't really know which streches to do, so i just do a bunch of random ones and i often feel sore the day after in the muscles and i recover slowly, i dont know if there is other threads or videos for that. i havent looked that much into it, it was just a suggestion :)
     
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    Badminton-specific foam rolling cooldown routines? Yes, please! :D
     
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    This is the best recovery article that I have ever read.
    https://drjohnrusin.com/performance-recovery-system/
    The creator of the content is a performance strength coach as well as a physical therapist. I’ve peronally implemented the recover after my weight training and it’s amazing
     
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    LIKE!

    "It's easier when you're drunk" :D

    Video suggestion - do the exercise drunk please. For science. :D:p
     
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  9. speCulatius

    speCulatius Regular Member

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    What I'm thinking about is exercises that could make up a warm up routine that can easily take an hour. Then everybody can see what works for them as preparation. As part of that, deep lunges are not a problem at all, just before or as an early part of activation.

    While stretching and other routines can help, have a look at your nutrition. Do you eat enough (healthy) food during the day and after training? Do you drink enough? Just doing stretches is not enough for recovery.

    I will keep that in mind. Overall, some cool down seems to be wanted. Thanks for letting me know.

    Thanks for sharing. I didn't get to read all of it yet (the introduction already feels like 2000 words), but it seems to be of great value. Thanks.

    There's thousands of videos of drunk people doing something way more complex, no need for me to do it. :D

    The point that cool down routines are wanted is taken!

    I do have some more questions, because there's some points I thought would come up as feedback
    • What do you think about the style of the videos?
    • What do you think about the length? I think more than 5 minutes is to long and most people won't memorize all the exercises at once anyway...
    • Would you prefer to have some spoken comments? I thought this would be asked for, to be honest.
     
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    Thanks for the videos they are simple yet useful. I would love to see some stretching routines.
    To answer your three questions :
    - the style is good to me, simple but complete
    - length must not be too long indeed (most badminton videos talking about technique are not too long)
    - I would rather have only written comments so I can watch easily at work hehe (and while listening to music)

    Thanks again I look forward to do all those.
     
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  11. BadBadmintonPlayer

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    Good start. I like the videos and especially the intro. What would I like?

    - Warmup routine (10 minutes)
    - Playing in with shuttlecock (10 minutes)
    - Cooldown routine (10 minutes)
     

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