Monday, February 7, 2011

Pack on some muscle and you will improve

In the article, “Add Muscle to Your Game ... and Your Life” by Ellington Darden, Ph.D., Darden says, “Andre Agassi's rise to the upper echelon of professional tennis, TV commentators contend, is due in part to a strengthening program that packed 15 pounds of muscle on his physique. In the days of Rosewall, Laver, and Ashe - not that long ago - a tennis player would just as likely play without strings in his racquet as he would build muscle mass. They mistakenly equated muscle up with slow down.”

Tennis players, especially those strength training at Centercourt Athletic Club, are quickly realizing that if they have the same skill level as their opponents, better muscular strength and endurance is what will give them their edge.

Darden continues by stating, “Muscles get Andre Agassi from baseline to the net, and they either pack more power into his strokes or provide a greater number of powerful strokes before tiring.”

“Muscles are where energy is released, power is produced, and where movement originates. Because the condition of our engine has a lot to do with the way we look, feel, and function, strong muscles are very advantageous.”

Start training and watch your game and even your life improve. 

Weighted Chin-ups for stronger muscles


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