Exercise of the Week 14 - Strength Drill - Crab Touch
Exercise of the Week 14 – Strength Drill – Crab Touch
Last week’s Exercise of the Week introduced how we would create a warm up for our players, where the content follows a format called the RAMP warm up, this stands for Raise, Activate, Mobilise, Potentiate.
The goal of each section is:
Raise – heart rate and body temperature
Activate – the key muscles
Mobilise – the key joints
Potentiate – put simply, we want to ‘fire up’ the body and brain.
With the summer competitive season starting, it’s really important players are completing good pre-tennis RAMP warm-ups. This week we focus on one drill in the activate section. With this drill we work on hip and shoulder stability, both of which are vital for tennis players.
Add this drill in after completing some locomotor patterns across the court (jog, backpedal, side-step, skip, etc). Follow with some key fundamental movement patterns, such as lunges, and finish with some jumps, sprints, decelerations and changes of direction.
Check out last week’s exercise – Exercise of the Week 13 – Movement Drill – Zig Zags with Commands