Day 1 (Week 4) – Table Tennis Fitness

Hello everyone and welcome to Week 4!

If you have been following the blog since Week 3, you will already have been treated to a small dose of basic agility exercises that could really benefit your table tennis footwork.

As mentioned in Week 3, footwork in table tennis is an essential skill in our sport that we need to practice and work on regularly. I actually uploaded a ‘Saturday Special’ back in Week 2 with a section on the importance of footwork in table tennis – If you haven’t already watched it, follow this link to go check it out before we being today’s exercise!

Now to the fun part – today’s Table Tennis Fitness! Before we begin though, make sure to stretch; I recommend adding this important stretch to your warm-up routine!

I think that this exercise is great because it not only helps us to be lighter and faster on our feet, but also works on the coordination of our legs. This is important as we want to be strong and stable when moving about the table.

For today’s fitness goal, aim for 3 sets of 5 reps with a short rest between each set to catch your breath. However, if you find that to be too much, that’s absolutely OK! There’s nothing wrong in bringing the rep count down to 3 or less to suit your needs; you can always work towards hitting that original goal in the future when you feel comfortable and are ready!

 

This blog provides information related to exercise, fitness and is intended for your personal use and informational purposes only. You should always consult with a physician before beginning any exercise or fitness especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing health conditions. Nothing in this blog should ever be considered as medical advice. These are exercises that I personally do, and recommend, however your use of the blog is solely at your own risk.

 

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