Posts tagged "resistance training"
Tennis Conditioning: How to Improve Agility

Tennis Conditioning: How to Improve Agility

The concept is to enhance kinetic energy transfer (kinetic chain efficiency) because it reduces the risk for injury and optimizes power output since no energy is being “wasted”. Kinetic chain efficiency (or download the free eBook: “Basic Introduction to Weightlifting for Tennis”), amongst other things, can be accomplished by making the athlete very balanced with...
Tennis Conditioning: Developing Speed, Agility and Quickness

Tennis Conditioning: Developing Speed, Agility and Quickness

No doubt, when one thinks of a competitive tennis match, the first performance attributes that come to mind are speed, reaction time, agility, and power. Tennis is a power dominant sport, where high-intensity short duration bouts constitute the majority of play. Researchers have estimated that 95% of the energy utilized in competitive play comes from...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Split Stance RDL

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Split Stance RDL

The Split Stance RDL is a compound exercise, which focuses on improving the synergy of the neuro-muscular system, hip extensor strength, body control & coordination and flexibility. Description In neutral standing position, enter into a split-stance by extending one leg forward while the other legs remains in position The leg in front is slightly flexed,...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Overhead Squat

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Overhead Squat

The Overhead Squat is a compound exercise, which focuses on improving the synergy of the neuro-muscular system, trunk stability, hip extensor strength, hip flexor speed, body control & coordination, flexibility as well as improving skill & balance foundation for complex movements. Note: If the athlete has flexibility issues and/ or for teaching purposes, a stance...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Lunge Push-Off to Overhead Press

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Lunge Push-Off to Overhead Press

The Lunge Push-Off to Overhead Press is a strength for performance exercise, which focuses on improving power production capabilities during stroke production, improving flexibility of lower and upper body musculature as well as stability of legs, trunk and shoulders using appropriate resistance (bar + weights). Description Start from the lunge position; knee must not protrude...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Hang Snatch

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Hang Snatch

The Hang Snatch is a compound exercise, which focuses on improving the synergy of the neuro-muscular system, learning the snatch receive (improving hip flexor speed), improving explosiveness of hip extensor musculature while transitioning into shoulder shrug, improving body control & coordination, flexibility as well as improving skill & balance foundation for complex movements. Note: Athlete...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Split Jerk

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Split Jerk

The Split-Jerk is a compound exercise, which focuses on improving the synergy of the neuro-muscular system, improving split-stance hip flexor speed, improving body control & coordination, flexibility as well as improving skill & balance foundation for complex movements. Note: Exercise can also be performed using dumbbells! Description Position barbell chest level on the rack; add...