They are activating their glutes, hamstrings & lower-back which leaves the option to extend into a split if need be.
In the following video, I will show you a simple yet important approach to improve your technique.
You can train yourself to correctly land on your heel in a match and, hence, greatly improve your squash movement.
The first step is to feel, recognize and repeat feeling the transfer of weight from the front part of your foot back on to your heel.
But you must do this in a slow, controlled way:
In the video, I said try it for a week – maybe that’s a bit of overkill! But do repeat it often to let your body learn what it’s about.
You can then extend the feeling into a lunge movement that you would typically perform on the squash court.
Again though, it’s slow & controlled:
The more you can practice this the better your squash movement will become. Slow-practice is a mandatory pre-requisite to be able to do anything at high speed.
The first step: Slow-practice, integrating hip-hinging.
The second step: Implementing the movement in a squash warm-up.
The third step: Training the lunge with controlled, match-like squash ghosting drills.
The fourth step: Lunging in a match with ‘perfect’ squash movement 🙂
Have fun & play your own game!
Mick enjoys showing squash players simple, effective exercises to feel stronger, faster and more durable on court to help them play better & win more matches.
He was ranked #2 in Australian juniors and has spent over 20 years training in various martial arts so his background provides a fresh, unique perspective.
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