There are 2 ways you can jump ‘out of the box’ when thinking about how to train squash fitness.
Let me ask you: How much time do you spend training on a squash court?
Obviously to practice racquet skills, particular shots, match-play etc. you need to be on court.
However, looking for new ways for how to train squash fitness is a great opportunity to ‘jump out of the box’ we call a squash court – both literally and figuratively!
Literally Jumping Out Of The Squash Court
When thinking about how to train squash fitness, there are a handful of reasons why I recommend you train not only out of a squash court, but outside completely:
1. Getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D (one of the best natural sources for this is the Sun) is vital for your overall wellbeing. With the amount of artificial light squash players are exposed to, it’s imperative to get outside where there is natural light, as much as possible.
2. Walking around barefoot (on grass, sand, or some other natural surface) for 20 minutes a day grounds or ‘earths’ the energy systems in your body. If that’s not enough, here are at least 10 more reasons.
3. If you mix up where you are doing your training – rather than just turning up to the same location every day – then you keep your squash-mind fresh when you are on court… and your body adopts a novel ‘readiness’ where the squash court is yet another place to utilize your strength & endurance.
4. It’s fun & enjoyable… afterward you just feel great! And you never know what kind of wildlife you will attract. 🙂
Now this brings us to…
Figuratively Jumping Out Of The Squash-World Box
A lot of players would question whether you can actually train useful, applicable & effective squash fitness outside of the court.
The answer is – Yes, you sure can!
The most under-utilized way for how to train squash fitness for any player though is bodyweight exercises. It’s funny for me because I believe they are the best squash fitness workout you can do.
Apart from making your body pliable & strong, they can be done anywhere!
On-Court/Off-Court: Final Say On How To Train Squash Fitness
However, I encourage you to explore & experiment with different ways for how to train squash fitness – try something new that your club mates or training partners aren’t used to… spice up your time on the squash court by changing up what you do off court!
Maybe you’re not ready to commit to a full squash fitness training program just yet. That’s okay.
So I suggest trying this dynamic warm-up, which is a small time investment that makes your body feel great & ready for matches.
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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