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Importance of the Squash Warm Up Exercise

A squash warm up routine is something every player should do before playing. Not only does it get you ready for your match, it helps prevent injuries. But how much do you really warm up before your squash match? In recent years there have been studies showing that excessive warm-up exercises actually reduce performance instead improve performance. Overdoing your warm up exercises before your squash match can actually reduce muscle power and in turn make you weaker when you are playing your match. Stretching before a game gives an extra layer of protection on the joints during a game. So what makes a good warmup? PURPOSE OF A SQUASH WARM UP EXERCISE MENTAL READINESS Mental preparation to set your mind to perform to the best of your abilities. To bring your focus at the task at hand. PHYSICAL READINESS Physical preparation for the heart and lungs. Raising the body temperature, blood…

Forearms and Wrist Workout you can do at home

It’s not uncommon to neglect your forearms during a workout. For most of us, elbow and wrist mobility isn’t part of our daily exercise. Let’s face it; they are not the most exciting parts of our bodies. What you might not know is that your wrists and forearm muscles are essential and especially during athletic performance. The strength of your forearm muscles plays a significant role when it comes to lifting heavy weights for more extended periods. Strengthening the muscles of the wrist and forearm helps with daily living activities such as lifting. Improving your forearm muscles may also help decrease the chances of developing conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Your wrist and forearm extensors play a significant role when it comes to sports, and functional exercise like push-ups, pull-ups, throwing balls, swinging bats, gripping weights and even yoga poses. Neglecting these muscles can lead to injury and imbalanced…

Squash Tips: 5 Common Squash Backhand Mistakes and how to correct them

The backhand can be a difficult shot when and one you may find yourself constantly trying to improve. Your instinct may be to avoid it as much as possible; to maneuver around to your forehand or to position yourself so that you are more likely to get forehand shots. Unfortunately, your game can only advance so far when you are not able to deliver a strong backhand shot. Also, your opponent will be prepared to exploit such an obvious (and common) weakness. Of course, you will, first, want to take the time to have a solid backhand. Just a dependable stroke that you can count on when the time comes. As you continue to build the skill and your comfort level with the stroke and the sport, you will be able to develop different techniques to make your backhand more than a tool and more of a weapon. Here are…

4 Steps to a Better Squash Backswing

When you step into the court with your opponent, they will naturally want to stay away from a strong part of your game. They will play to your weaknesses, not your strengths. While your squash backswing may not be a weakness, it often is where the majority of your shots are made when playing singles squash. Backswing Technique Technique serves strategy and should be adapted to support a strategic approach that will put you in the best position to win. Having said that, how you do your squash backswing is important. A good backswing can be the difference between being able to play the ball quickly and accurately or having to take extra time to play the ball or to play a bad shot. A squash match is most often won by the person who can maintain dominance at the “T” and is able to attack to the front…

Best Squash Shoes 2019 – 7 Best Shoes for Playing Squash

[Updated March 2019] Does the age-old adage “if you look good, you play good” really apply in the game of squash? After taking a look at the squash shoes available, we’d like to confirm that you will certainly look good! While many players first look at the squash racquet as the key piece of equipment in the game of squash, the argument can be made for your shoes as well. Squash is a game of movement, and the foundation of your movement begins at your feet. Just as having good footwork and movement on the court is critical to playing winning squash, solid footwear leads to better squash and prevents injuries while playing. We don’t want this to happen! Best Squash Shoe Squash Shoe Comparison Infographic Salming Viper 3.0 (Editor’s Choice) The Salming Viper 3.0 Shoes are lightweight shoes that provide for fantastic movement around the court. Many players note the…

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