We will be mixing things up for todays Table Tennis Fitness, with a shoulder strengthening exercise!
Shoulder strength is very important in table tennis, as the strokes and shots we play are very repetitive for our shoulders. This means that if our shoulder muscles are underdeveloped, injury could happen, especially if we overdo our training sessions.
You will need a resistance band for today’s Table Tennis Fitness, which can be bought cheaply from Amazon.
Now we are ready, let’s begin with a stretch! With this one, we are basically pulling our chosen shoulder up behind our back with our free arm, using the resistance band. Try and hold the stretched position for 10-15 seconds, and then repeat with the other shoulder and arm.
Note: Take care not to over-stretch, as this could potentially cause injury
We are stretched, and ready for the exercise!
Try and do up to 3 sets of 5-10 reps, with a short break between each set. With each rep, pull and hold the extended position (where there is the most tension) for a few seconds, before bringing the resistance band back to a neutral position. This will help us get the most benefit out of each rep!
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