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hitting a tennis ball
« on: March 12, 2010, 11:31:13 am »
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what muscles/exercises are best for hitting a tennis ball harder on a serve and forehands and backhands. what would the set/rep ranges be?
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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 04:55:01 pm »
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LOL.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 05:29:03 pm »
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what muscles/exercises are best for hitting a tennis ball harder on a serve and forehands and backhands. what would the set/rep ranges be?

i'll edit this post when i get back to you, have to go pick up some food.

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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 12:03:33 am »
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what muscles/exercises are best for hitting a tennis ball harder on a serve and forehands and backhands. what would the set/rep ranges be?

as far as exercises go, both forehand/backhand/serve have quite a bit of rotation, especially forehand/backhand.. rotational core strength, for example on a pulley system will definitely help. It can be done single handed (which involves more shoulder involvement) or double handed (which focuses more on the trunk).

You don't want to mimic the movement exactly, ie, actually trying to match a forehand/backhand movement with the wrist movement etc.. instead, you just want to target the general movement.

I can't find any vids on youtube, wtf?


Anyway, you can basically do woodchoppers on both sides:
- high to low
- low to high
- neutral

You can do them one handed + forward to work horizontal adduction, or one hand + backward to work horizontal abduction.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efPLLkysyQs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efPLLkysyQs</a>

Just consider all of that core work.

On those exercises, you could also increase the tempo a bit to make it a bit more powerful, as long as it doesn't become some kind of tricep extension.

You could use set/rep ranges for strength endurance anywhere from 3-4x10-15.. Targeting more for strength, you could keep it to 3x5-8 or so.




Of course, just general strength, ie, chest/shoulders/upper back/lats/core/hips/legs is going to help improve those movements also, as long as you're putting in work on the tennis court it'll transfer.

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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 12:04:49 am »
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thanks mang  appreciate
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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 02:45:32 am »
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I read some study a while ago that said the guys on the tour who hit the ball the hardest had the best timing and weren't the strongest. I will try to find it again.
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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010, 03:00:45 am »
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I read some study a while ago that said the guys on the tour who hit the ball the hardest had the best timing and weren't the strongest. I will try to find it again.

ya well leverages/technique/timing come into play for sure, and make up the majority of how hard you will hit a tennis ball. But, general strength can't be overlooked though, making improvements in strength will either transfer into the shots, allow you to sustain "peak performance" longer, allow you to recover faster, improve injury prevention, or any combination of these factors.

so if you get any of those improvements, it should allow you to improve velocity/ability somewhat.

peace, would like to see the study though, I'm going to drop a tennis peer review thing so I'd stick it in there.

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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010, 02:43:06 pm »
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what muscles/

All of them.

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exercises are best for hitting a tennis ball harder on a serve and forehands and backhands.

Serves and forehands and backhands.

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what would the set/rep ranges be?

Thousands and thousands and thousands.
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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 01:02:53 pm »
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nice vids

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jYK1qKyOFI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jYK1qKyOFI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s5AzvZlxRI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s5AzvZlxRI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66z8R5HPxsE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66z8R5HPxsE</a>

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Re: hitting a tennis ball
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 07:27:57 pm »
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roger feder forehand without the racquet, niice!

best part is the difference between racquet path and hand path..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeqjUS-X0rg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeqjUS-X0rg</a>