OK. Please no comments about me taking a dump or trying out for Riverdance.
Here’s an exercise I do on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. I don’t have to go to the gym and it’s kind of cool to feel a pitifully out of shape body improve a little.
This is a simple no weight squat. If you’re heavy enough, that’s plenty of weight on your legs. Look up toward the ceiling. Put your hands on your hips and just squat down and back up. Just go as far down as you can without straining. Don’t push it.
I started out with only 10 of these each time I did it. Then I started adding 1 more per week. In just a few weeks I was doing a deeper squat comfortably. Now I’m up to 80 squats per session.
Not only does this exercise help you to explode more powerfully into the ball on your strokes, but it helps you comfortably get lower PRIOR to your stroke which lets you hit with more topspin since the racket is lower to the ball during all your normal strokes. It also helps you get down to hit balls that are sliced and bounce low.
Yes, you’ll be a little sore when you start doing this, but so what? Get off your fat butt and consistently do some squats.