Day 1 (Week 8) – Table Tennis Fitness

Welcome to Week 8 of my table tennis blog! A big thank you to all of you who have supported me on my website, social media and YouTube!

If you watched last week’s ‘Saturday Special’ video based on footwork techniques in table tennis, you will remember how I mentioned I would be sharing some exercises to help increase leg speed, in order to help get your footwork faster around the table!

So let’s take a look at our first exercise, ‘Fast Feet‘!

Fast feet is a very common exercise used by professional athletes to help increase leg speed, and it’s one I highly recommend doing if you’re serious about improving your footwork in table tennis!

Fitness Goal: aim for each rep to last 20-30 seconds. Try and perform 2 sets of 3 reps with a quick rest of 30-45 seconds between each rep!

Tip: as mentioned in the video, it’s important to try and be as light on your feet as possible. This is not only to replicate our footwork in table tennis (as we need to be light on our feet whilst we play) but also to avoid any potential injury from being too heavy on our toes!

With thanks to Andrew Stainton for recording this video!

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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