How to Train for Power in Tennis - Part 5

Build a solid foundation of strength – Be Able to Redirect Objects


Finally, don’t focus on just static “stability” exercises but rather learn how to redirect external forces and move objects outside of your body


If you’ve ever done a dissection, you find out that we are not trying to protect a delicate flower as most people will have your believe.


Our spine is not something that is going to crack in half or “come out of place” on the regular as most practitioners want you to believe.


We need to be able to train the spine to decelerate objects, control our rotation and also redirect objects. We need to think more about redirecting forces rather than letting them dissipate into a void.


This is where medicine balls can help optimize your power output and control. The body must be able to redirect more force than what it can create for maximum performance and health.


A combination of braced maximal rotation strength along with rapid elastic-like motions may develop the rate of torque needed to improve the exit velocity of balls (in other words – increase your power output when you hit the ball!)


Here are a few examples of medicine ball exercises:



If you have any questions about what exercises may benefit you the most, feel free to reach out anytime at Hunter@starkperformancept.com or call 850-912-9203. If you're in Pensacola or the surrounding area then let's work together to get you a long-term plan to improve!


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