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The sports science of tennis I: success and decline of top 10 players

The sports science of tennis I: success and decline of top 10 players

Tennis is a unique sport. Unlike cycling, rowing or running events, the best performances cannot be evaluated based on times posted at world championships or Olympic games. Nor is tennis a team sport like basketball soccer, where complex tactical and technical interactions between units of players are captained and coached from the side-line. In tennis,(…)

Emerson Turnier: pre-fight preparation & conditioning CYCLE 1

Emerson Turnier: pre-fight preparation & conditioning CYCLE 1

This is CYCLE 1 of a hypertrophy/strength preparation program, which is the necessary start-point before increasing strength-power. (At a later stage I will debunk on why I would suggest these particular exercises for a fighter who needs to acquire strength and power but who’s not necessarily used to weight lifting). The numbers, reps, sets, weight,(…)

Sean “Maxer” Brennan: all year round conditioning!

Sean “Maxer” Brennan: all year round conditioning!

For those of us that are involved in professional sport, managing the off-season and pre-season periods can be difficult at the best of times for the standard team or athlete competing from September – May. How much time an athlete needs in the off-season is always planned, but often comes down to subjective feelings of the athlete & coach,(…)