Some more great fitness advice from our wonderful friends at PopSugar.com. In this article, fitness expert Anna Renderer shares with us some great TRX moves to strengthen the core and the upper and lower body for more power on the courts!
Everyone wants to be a better tennis player, right? Some take lessons and drills, while others prefer to learn the game by playing matches. But no matter how many skills you acquire, you won’t be as good as you can be without proper fitness.
Having a stronger core, upper and lower body will not only make you feel and look better but it will make you play better than just having skills alone. And one of the best ways you can easily, quickly and safely strengthen your muscles while burning fat is by using TRX (Total body Resistance eXercise) equipment. This form of suspension training takes exercise to a whole new level by using your own body weight and gravity to create resistance and kick your muscles into high gear.
The following exercises target the important areas specific for tennis players (the core, abs, chest, shoulders, back, legs and hips) and anyone can do them – even beginners! And the great thing about TRX system is that it rolls up so you can literally take it with you and workout anywhere -at the gym, at home, and even at hotels when you travel.
Watch these videos to learn more about how TRX works, and give these moves a try.
FOR THE ABS AND CORE
FOR THE ARMS, SHOULDERS, CHEST, AND BACK
LOWER BODY WORKOUT
Passionate about teaching and coaching fitness! Anna has her Bachelor and Master degrees in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Northeastern University. She is a certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), and certified Youth Fitness Specialist with the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA). Anna is the co-founder and CEO of KFIT Health, creating stronger and healthier kids, www.kidfitnessandhealth.com. She has developed a DVD program called JUMPSTART YOUR HEALTH in collaboration with a Pediatrician to provide high-quality nutrition and fitness education to children and their parents. Anna is the Health and Fitness Host for FitSugar TV, providing her expertise to create quality fitness education and present the latest fitness trends. Responsible for leading a team of trainers and maintaining high quality, premier fitness training, Anna is the Fitness Director at Burn 60 in Brentwood. As a performance expert for Gatorade’s Inside “EDGE”, Anna is writing about fitness and health tips for athletes. Since 2005, Anna has performed as talent in over 30 DVD’s including Under Armour® TNP Training, Gatorades G-Fit Performance series, EFI Gravity, BOSU Explode, TRX Fitness Anywhere, and Todd Durkin’s Performance Series. Anna specializes in weight loss and optimal performance training, coaching the last 6 years with Todd Durkin at Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego. She was the creator and fitness director of “Miss Fit” Women’s Boot Camp and led the Metabolic VO2 Testing program. In 2008, Anna developed SHED IT NOW™, a personal training and online fitness education program. She produced the “SHED 2 WED” DVD, helping women lose weight and get toned before their wedding. Anna continues to embrace the love for fitness and works passionately to spread her knowledge and inspiration to those who want to learn and adopt a healthy lifestyle.