Posts tagged "Weightlifting"
Introducing FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

Introducing FREE eBook on Weight Training for Tennis

“Basic Introduction to Weightlifting for Tennis” is the new eBook by Philipp Halfmann and it is available for free; you “pay” with a tweet. The book provides information on weight training for tennis players, including why weight training for tennis makes sense, dynamic & static stretching routines and various resistance training workouts. For athletes new...
The Purpose of Athletic Conditioning

The Purpose of Athletic Conditioning

Athletes do a lot of things, sometimes unconventional (e.g. walk over hot stones), in order to enhance their fitness so they can perform better in their respective sports. Some do yoga, others go weightlifting, but few actually engage in activities that help them perform better in their sport. Of course, their reason for doing all...
How to Predict Exercise Intensity: The 1 Repetition Maximum

How to Predict Exercise Intensity: The 1 Repetition Maximum

The maximum resistance that can be lifted only once is called the 1 repetition maximum (1RM). The 3% formula, ([0.03 x # of repetitions] + 1) x weight used (lb), accurately predicts the 1RM for free-weight lifts of up to 10 repetitions; it is not valid for machine-based exercises. You can use the provided information and...
Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Front Squat

Strength and Conditioning: Resistance Training – Front Squat

In tennis conditioning the Front Squat is being used to develop the musculature of the lower body (legs). Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s athletic capabilities and aid in injury prevention. Therefore, having strong lower body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform you on how...
How to Gain Muscle Mass

How to Gain Muscle Mass

In general, athletes need to eat foods that supply them with enough energy and nutrients so that they have the capacity to perform effectively. Gaining 1 lb/week of muscle mass is reasonable but requires an efficient hypertrophy workout program in conjunction with a well-balanced diet that supplies a caloric surplus. In other words, proper nutrition...
Power Clean

Power Clean

The Power Clean is being used to develop power via efficient energy transfer of the total body musculature. Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s stroke production and athletic capabilities. Therefore, having powerful total body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform you on how to...
Jump Shrug (Hanging Position)

Jump Shrug (Hanging Position)

The Jump Shrug is being used to develop power via efficient energy transfer of the total body musculature. Regular and proper execution of the exercise will enhance the player’s stroke production and athletic capabilities. Therefore, having powerful total body musculature is desirable. The video and detailed exercise description below will inform you on how to perform this...