strength training

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 10 years ago

tom foster

tom foster Asked 11 years ago

hi alois

when doing strength training like sit ups, push ups, squats, what the best way of making muscles stronger ? Is it better to do 50 sit ups at once or 25 * 2 sit ups?

So is doing a few small reps better than one big rep, if you know what i mean?

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Tom,

For muscle strength it is better to do less repetitions with a greater weight.  So you could add some weight to your sit ups or push ups.

Doing more repetitions is better for improving endurance.

Take a look at the articles on Weight Training Specifically for Table Tennis and Strength Conditioning for Table Tennis.  They will help you to gain a better understanding of the whole process.


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tom foster

tom foster Posted 10 years ago

also is it better to focus one muscle each day, or to do a variety of muscle per day?

And is it better to do strength training everyday when not in the sesson or to have a break between days of physical exercise?

thank you 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

It is good to give the muscles a rest so if you train 3 times per week it would give you time to recover as well.



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