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Condition training... or HELL of the training

Published: 22 Mar 2006 - 23:43 by drop-shot

Updated: 24 Sep 2008 - 12:31

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I am S H O C K E D... New training regime is killing me. Actually it's unbelieavably hard, why do I do that?


Is anyone from you familiar with the jogging excercise :

  • set the jogging machine on the angle level nr. 2;
  • set the speed at 15 km/hr per 8 minutes
  • repeat three times;


It is impossible for the average human being to do that. I am DEAD! I do not think I can move any leg or arm of mine, so I am sorry to  sound ike fool today... I will be honest I did fail today.

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From rippa rit - 25 Mar 2006 - 09:37

Slavi - I do not want to get a nasty letter from the coach
Playing squash will increase endurance too.
But, my question is, if you are in the competitive phase, the majority of the work should be very specific to the game, eg Movement, Tactics, Skills, Mental training, Ghosting, with a jog once a week.
Periodisation is an important part of a sport that can be played all year around, so take a read and you can then work it out to suit your specific needs.

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From drop-shot - 25 Mar 2006 - 03:55

Hell yes I have, believe me, I played whole day tournament (8 hours, 6 matches) and still succeded!

Regarding the runner training - it was the idea from new coach to improve my stamina and actually I think he does it to everybody. But I did refuse as one of few ...

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From rippa rit - 25 Mar 2006 - 00:08   -   Updated: 25 Mar 2006 - 00:08

Slavi - I thought you had the endurance already.
So speed is the next thing - combining the aerobic and anaerobic systems just as if you were playing a long five setter.
Use the ghosting too so you are at least getting the court movement and feel for the strides within the court, and distance from the corners, etc. as well.  The court movement is not really like running as there is flexion and weight transfer happening too, and that combined with the racket work, is really not the same. You got it, the steps, the lunging, the recovery,  the racket work, and so on.
You have to enjoy the training so whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

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From drop-shot - 24 Mar 2006 - 23:51   -   Updated: 24 Mar 2006 - 23:52

Rita, I promise I will do my best to become the best 35 squash player in Europe soon, just I am trying too much and I think some people do try to treat me like a genuine pig in his laboratory

As I mentioned in my first post I DID FAIL that test of super runner show. ANd I really found it supersilly and that's why you read about it. What Ray wrotes makes more sense. It's about rapid speed in a rallies up to 2 minutes, isn't it?

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From rippa rit - 24 Mar 2006 - 09:16

Slavi - I want you to be a top squash player, with lots of skills, not a top tri-athelete.
At this rate you could  either end up burnt out or worn out.

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From drop-shot - 23 Mar 2006 - 00:45

Ray, it was not my invention, the exercise I described... I think my new coach is overestimating my abilities or he believes I am much better than I am ...

Next time in gym ceentr I am going to check your version (relieved)

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From raystrach - 23 Mar 2006 - 00:17

slow it down slavi except of you are thinking you might make the next Olympics as a midde distance runner. that is  2 x four minute kilometres repeated 3 times - give me a break!!

you would be better off breaking that up into  12 X 2 minute circuits at the same pace with anything from 15 secs  - 1 minute break in between.

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