Tips for improving fitness for tennis

Playing tennis requires a combination of muscular endurance, anaerobic conditioning, speed, quickness, agility and flexibility. It is crucial to understand that this sport is based more on endurance than strength and in good aerobic anaerobic condition. If you plan your training based on this information, you can get fit in the most fitness for tennis.

Muscle conditioning

While large muscles help you generate racquet speed is more important that you can use your muscles with maximum intensity during a tennis match several hours. As your season approaches (and during), concentrate on your muscle strength, explosive strength and resilience rather than gain muscle mass.

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Muscle training

You can use dumbbells to do exercises like bicep curls, tricep extensions, squats (squats), lunges (lunges), openings, chest press and deadlift (deadlifts). Uses 50 percent of your maximum weight and takes eight to 10 repetitions of each exercise. Take a break for a minute and then start a new exercise. To improve your explosive strength, performs exercises deadlifts, box squats, box jumps (jumps box) and one leg and squat jumps (split-squat jumps). To improve your reaction, allowing you to coordinate two movements like bending the knee back and push up on a hit, you can perform jumps shock, deep, ankle, with rope, strides and sprint. Continue reading “Tips for improving fitness for tennis”

Australia Open 2015: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova finalist

The two best female tennis rackets American Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova won their right to fight for the title at Melbourne Park on Thursday after winning their respective semifinal matchups without major upheavals.

In history the smallest of the Williams has a vast superiority having won sixteen of the eighteen duels between them including the last 15 matchups. For Sharapova is the final tenth of a Grand Slam. Williams reaches final number 23 with the possibility of reaching his 19th title.

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He opened the Siberian Sharapova to compatriot Ekaterina Makarova – tenth favorite – imposing 6-3 6-2 to reach his tenth Grand Slams definition. In the first set the former world number one started with all the lights adding three straight games. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova finalist”

Australia Open 2015: Andy Murray defeats Kyrgios

The Scot Andy Murray – sixth seed – won in straight sets Tuesday at Melbourne Park to young local star Nick Kyrgios and thus stood in Open semifinals where he has already been a finalist twice.

‘Muzza’ will play against Tomas Berdych in the previous instance to Sunday’s final. The Czech on the same day but earlier had liquidated Rafa Nadal. In Central has lost the last two games having negative record 4-6.

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Wimbledon champion in 2013 brought out his greater experience against an opponent eight years younger and was looking to be the first Australian to reach the semifinals on home soil after several years. Suffice a break in the sixth game of the first set and take it 6-3 below. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Andy Murray defeats Kyrgios”

Australia Open 2015: Serena Williams and Wawrinka advance

The defending champion Australia Open, the Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka (4) continues to race after soundly defeating the Japanese Kei Nishikori (5) in straight sets on Wednesday at Melbourne Park with reaching the semifinals to that already came Tomas Berdych who beat Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray who beat Nick Kyrgios.

Among women Serena Williams said keep the world number one and his presence in the semifinals after winning easily Slovak Dominika Cibulkova (11). Meanwhile young Madison Keys got first rank semifinals of a Grand Slam, defeating former champion and number one Open, his compatriot Venus Williams.

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Nishikori was one of the toughest tests to Wawrinka in the previous. He came to beat in the US Open and also in the week wore on a very high level as when swept to David Ferrer in the quarterfinals. But the Swiss play defending champion. Very firm with long and sharp setback, Wawrinka put Nishikori in frank defense. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Serena Williams and Wawrinka advance”

Australia Open 2015: Rafael Nadal, Berdych and Sharapova to quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal – Third seed – Sunday exceeded the risk meant punch confront the powerful South African Kevin Anderson (14) and defeated in straight sets showing that the parties been recovering the level of competition. Already in the quarterfinals and opponent have: Tomas Berdych (7), which in turn won the Australian Bernard Tomic equally fast track.

Among women there are already three quarters classified to the Russian Maria Sharapova (2) go to that instance by the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard (7) in addition to the Russian Ekaterina Makarova (10). Of the three only Bouchard needed three sets to advance.

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Rafa played today convincingly before the giant 2.03 meters, Kevin Anderson and won fairly and especially without extending unnecessary time on the track. The Spaniard only had real problems in the first set where he had to lift up to five breakpoints showing his usual grit and finish took him to a ‘break’ 7-5. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Rafael Nadal, Berdych and Sharapova to quarterfinals”

NBA: Magic night Klay Thompson, 37 points in a single room

Players from the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings are already on the track of Oracle Arena to resume the second half. No one is there or who follow the game from their homes knows that, over the third quarter, will witness a historic moment, starring Klay Thompson.

The Warriors earned break of 5 points, but a partial start of the Kings put to Sacramento 2 above, 56-58. By then, everyone thought the eighteenth consecutive victory for the Warriors home would cost much more than expected, but Thompson was to pave the road with a display that will look to the annals of history.

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The Warriors were to achieve 41 points in the third quarter, and 37 of them were to be signed by their star guard. In a series of impossible triple penetrations and even an alley-hop with Curry as an assistant, Thompson added 37 points in a single room, without fail, to break several records during that night. Continue reading “NBA: Magic night Klay Thompson, 37 points in a single room”

Angela Saviors best young player in Europe in 2014

A Spanish girl named Angela Saviors has been voted the best young player in Europe in 2014. An award that comes this young basketball player at just 17 years old, becoming the youngest who has achieved this award is delivering FIBA Europe since 2005.

Saviors birth Asturian exceeded in a close vote to another Spanish player, Astou Ndour, who won precisely in 2013. The French base Olivia Epoupa closed the top-3, while the other Spanish that appeared among the ten candidates, Leticia Romero, ranked ninth.

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The Spanish Saviors was not the most voted by fans, classification that clearly highlighted the Turkish Cansu Koksal with almost 9000 votes. But yes it was the best score obtained by the jury of experts, so then to merge the two classifications was the winner, having more impact sworn officer’s opinion that the votes of fans across the network. Continue reading “Angela Saviors best young player in Europe in 2014”

Australia Open 2015: Roger Federer and Murray to 3rd round

Roger Federer – seeded second – ranked third round at Melbourne Park on Wednesday defeated in four sets to Simone Bolelli. The sixth seed, the Scot Andy Murray is another favorite progressed and made losing just six games, also the Czech Tomas Berdych (7) and Serbian Viktor Troicki in the third round form key after eliminating Jurgen Melzer and Argentine Leonardo Mayer respectively and the South African Kevin Anderson (14) and a former finalist of Australia, the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.

Among the ladies Russian Maria Sharapova (2) some problems anyway surpassed the second stage win in three sets over compatriot Alexandra Panova. Unfortunately they left out the Spanish Silvia Soler Espinosa who lost to Italian Sara Errani () and Lara Arruabarrena who lost to Belgian Yanina Wickmayer.

Roger Federer

Spent some troubles the former world number one, Roger Federer, who took to heat engines in his duel with Italian Simone Bolelli . After a first set where the Swiss did not find a way to generate danger to his opponent, gives Federer 6-3, he recovered to dominate the Italian 6-3 6-2 6-2. Meanwhile Berdych, always one of the animators earned the veteran Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (0) 6-2 6-2, will face a tough rival Viktor Troicki – Chennai champion – who won in four sets to Argentina Leonardo Mayer (26) 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-0. Continue reading “Australia Open 2015: Roger Federer and Murray to 3rd round”

The 22 teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2015

The company that organizes the Giro d’Italia, RCS Sport, has released the list of teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2015 and other races organized as Tirreno – Adriatic or Giro di Lombardia. In the great span of three weeks, among the 22 teams who will be starting in San Lorenzo al Mare not be two men who did last year, the Europcar and Colombia.

Of the five invitations, four have gone to four Italian teams Pro Continental category. The Bardiani and Androni Giocatoli, customary leaders of the race, will be in the Giro and the Nippo – Vini Fantini, you have a winner of this race, Damiano Cunego, and Southeat, former Yellow Fluo, a team put in discord doping cases but the arrival of a new sponsor has opened new doors of the Grand Tours.

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The big news is who has taken the fifth invitation, which has not been as stated above for Europcar, despite the good job he did in 2014, or for Colombia, which had been receiving it two years. He takes the Polish CCC team, a team that had been many years without competing in a wide turn and that has in its ranks with veterans like Davide Rebellin, Stefan Schumacher and former Movistar Sylvester Szmyd. Continue reading “The 22 teams participating in the Giro d’Italia 2015”

Tips to Improve Physical Fitness

We all have many activities to do, we stay so busy that we exercise becomes almost impossible and in some cases we produce more stress than tranquility. But our health is a reflection of our quality of life and we all want to have a life of quality. This article will give you advice on how to improve physical fitness.

The biggest obstacle to exercise is not often our will or desire but our time, and we have to do so many things, we do not have time to exercise.

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As a coach I had an experience that marked my life. Many years ago one of my athletes told me that his father wanted to exercise but had no time. Continue reading “Tips to Improve Physical Fitness”