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The weights don't lift themselves.  Now is a good time of year to get in the gym and do two things:

1. A six week toning regimen for very healthy muscles.  Tennis Specific?  Anywhere from 3 - 5 sets, of light weights and anywhere from 12-20 reps.    I like to start a weight at 3 sets of 12, then build up to the same weight at 4 sets of 15, then go up in weight.


2. Four week power lifting program.   After you get all toned, you can do the same excercises  2 or more sets of 8 reps and really push yourself to make rapid gains.   Before the car accident I had, the winter previous I had gained at least 20% stregth in all areas.   It definitely made it easier to swing a racket.   I love to time this around the holidays, when I am going to be having a lot of big protein meals.

Of course, its always good to make sure you are lifting properly, safely and around those who are also.  

At 24hr, a dude leaned a barbell up with 90# on it, then the side with 45# feel and landed on my foot, thought I broke my foot, probably got a little fracture...  that was two weeks off!

Be careful people!



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