Medicine Ball Training for Tennis

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The medicine ball is an invaluable tool to have when training for the sport of tennis. Learn about medicine ball training for tennis with help from a director of personal training in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Jeremy Manning, Director of Personal Training at Elevation Fitness and the founder of Uplift Project. Today, we're going to be doing med ball training for tennis. You'll need a light to medium weight med ball. This is a five pound medicine ball and pretty easy for me to handle. The first exercise we're going to do is a forward lunge with the med ball. You want to make sure your feet are hip width apart, heels and toes pointed in a straight line like you're standing on a train track, med ball out straight. You're going to step forward with your left into a lunge and alternate with the right. As you progress, get comfortable with the steps, add a little twist, work those obliques, we all know how important the obliques are in a tennis game. So nice easy lunge with a rotation. Next exercise we're going to do for med ball training for tennis is a wood chop, nice and easy, make sure of your feet again, hips shoulder width apart. We're going to start off with the med ball straight up. What you're going to do is rotate up to the right. As you rotate up to the right your left heel is going to pivot, then you're going to rotate down to the left and your right heel is going to pivot, nice and easy. Again using those obliques, working the shoulder, mobilization and stabilization, both important for a tennis game. Nice and easy, if you want to pick it up a little bit working in your deceleration for that back swing and then transition. I'm Jeremy Manning, Director of Personal training at Elevation Fitness and that was med ball training for tennis.

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