Time to swap up the muscle groups for today’s Table Tennis Fitness! Yesterday we worked on those quads, getting them (I hope!) sore and tired.
To give our legs a bit of a rest, we will be working on Core strength.
Core strength is considered very important in table tennis because we need to be stable as we move for each shot. Also, we can use the stomach to generate extra power into the ball, which can equally add more spin and quality into each shot.
As we will be focusing on our stomach, I started off with a stomach/back stretch. Both muscle groups go hand in hand, each supporting the other.
Now we are ready for exercise – Heel Touches!
Our mission today is to try and do 2-3 sets of 50 reps each set. But as before, please take it at your own pace, and remember to rest after each set.
Rest between sets is important not only because we want to make sure we exercise safely, but also as we need to have enough energy and strength to perform the exercise with full motivation and concentration. By doing this, we can ensure we get the best out of our workout sessions!
Note: for the Heel Touches, I am counting each rep as I touch 1 heel.
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