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Stonyfield Tip of the Month: Weight and Your Game

June 4, 2012 03:19 PM
Start with a basic strategy to start improving your game.
If you’re looking to improve your game this season, start with a basic strategy. Work to shed those extra pounds you’re carrying around. A little extra weight can have a big affect on the quality your game.
Finding a Competitive Edge
Tennis players are always looking to improve their game and there is no shortage of websites, videos, and books boasting the latest and greatest workout promising to do just that. For professional players, those fancy conditioning routines may provide a competitive edge; however, for the average recreational player, the complicated workouts are simply a distraction from the basic strategies that can have a profound and immediate impact on your game.
Common Issue
It is amazing how easy it is to let an extra five, 10, or even 20 pounds creep up on you. A holiday hiatus from your healthy eating regimen or a minor injury that takes you away from your usual workout schedule, and before you know it the numbers on the scale slowly creep up. With over two-thirds of all U.S. adults struggling with extra weight, this is a very common issue.
(Check to see if you’re at a healthy weight here)
While you may get used to carrying around a few extra pounds, they have a real impact on your ability to perform on the court.
Consider this: what if you had to wear a 10-pound backpack during your next match? Would it help your game? Absolutely not. It would slow you down; make your joints feel the pounding of the game more than usual; and leave you feeling more fatigued.
Guess what? The extra weight you’re carrying around is having the same effect.
If you want to see immediate results on the court, stop investing your time and energy in complicated workout routines and focus on the basics. Adjust both your exercise and eating routines to help you shed some unwanted pounds. You will be pleasantly surprised at how much better you will feel both on and off the court.


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