Day 5 (Week 4) – Table Tennis Fitness

Rest Day is over – time for another agility drill perfect for building our quad strength and power!

I touched upon the importance of quad strength in table tennis back on Day 1 and I recommend reading that post before beginning today’s exercise if you want to know why we are doing this particular one today (follow this link to read Day 1 of Table Tennis Fitness!)

This new agility drill is not only about strength building in our legs though – all of the exercise drills we have been doing over the last few weeks are also to try and help improve our table tennis footwork. If you haven’t already watched Week 2’s ‘Saturday Special’ where I go into detail regarding footwork in our sport, and give what I think to be very important tips on how to improve your table tennis skills, please do have a look as it could benefit your game (follow this link to watch that video)!

Enough reading though, it’s time for exercise!

Drill Technique: with one leg at a time, hop 2 squares forward and 1 back until you reach the last square of the agility ladder. After you have done that, switch to the other leg and repeat. When you have done both legs, you have completed 1 rep!

Set/Rep Count: try and aim for 3 sets of 2 reps for this exercise, with short break of about 1 minute between sets. I personally find this exercise to be easily tiring, so take it at your own pace and do as many as you can comfortably manage!

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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