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    I was curious what the most effective workouts would be for getting into tennis shape for when it warms up again here? I'm thinking obviously doing some sprints once or twice a week and throwing the ball with my dog but over than that would gutting strength training to focus more on stamina workouts be a better idea? Don't really want to do both as I don't want to spend all my free time working out.

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    i would go for bodyweight metabolic conditioning work. you'll still be getting in the resistance work, but doing it at a speed that keeps your conditioning up for those long tennis matches. the spartan race WOD has some good workouts, and simplefit is a great program for this sort of thing.

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    I know this goes against the common wisdom again, but rest by itself is often overrated. It can be totally useless, because it doesn't necessarily help the healing process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif3141 View Post
    I was curious what the most effective workouts would be for getting into tennis shape for when it warms up again here? I'm thinking obviously doing some sprints once or twice a week and throwing the ball with my dog but over than that would gutting strength training to focus more on stamina workouts be a better idea? Don't really want to do both as I don't want to spend all my free time working out.
    Squats, deadlifts, bench press, press, chin-ups, rows. Stamina without strength cannot exist. Once you're strong, then worry about endurance.

    I already linked to this article in another thread, but it totally applies to your question.

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