For our first ever Table Tennis Fitness on the blog, I thought we would focus on our leg strength. Our main muscle target to work on today, will be the quadricep muscles!
Leg strength is an essential part of Table Tennis Fitness. We must bend low in the ready position, awaiting each ball as it comes, and this can be very tiring over a long training day or tournament.
It is always good practice to stretch before a workout, so I decided to make sure my quadriceps were loose and relaxed by doing a quick stretch.
With my stretching routine complete I was ready to begin, starting with the first exercise: squats.
Our goal is to try and do 100 repetitions in a row without a break to really tire our quads out. However, please don’t overdo it if you find 100 reps to be too tough; try 50 reps or less. It’s important to remember that fitness should be fun as well as tough, so don’t feel discouraged if you find 100 reps too much.
I personally think performing squats is a great exercise for Table Tennis players. What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below!
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