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Training Goals

"Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move foreward with your life." Dr. David M Burns

Synergistic Training
 
Training is not an end in itself but an activity with a purpose. In the absence of a goal either modest or ambitious, it is virtually impossible to persevere long enough to see a training program bring results.

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Goals: Work long range with the end in mind, attainable goals. For motivation you can't let yourself get satisfied. You have to kept raising your goals as a player. It is very easy to stagnate with a game. You may become a good baseliner, or have a great serve but you must have goals to measure if you are a great player.

Focus: To learn to win one more game and or another set than the other player is important. You need to have a clear and consistent focus. may be your immediate goal and so this is the focus. For what is the point in exerting yourself, after all, if you are unable to evaluate and appreciate what you accomplish along the way to your larger goals. If you lose the focus in the present the motivation to achieve your goals will be gone as well.

Methods: The human body not only adapts continuously as training proceeds but responds most markedly if intensity is steadily increased. Hard workouts prepare the mind and body for better performance.

Warm up: Stretching is a more effective way to promote suppleness than the competing varieties of warm-up. Loosing up activities, prepare the various physiological systems for more strenuous activity by elevating metabolism, improving the range of motion of joints, and increasing blood flow and the speed with which nerve impulses travel. The muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connections need to be gradually introduced to top performance.

Tennis players warm up for 30 minutes. Tennis uses almost every muscle in the body, so its very important to do a complete warm-up before stepping onto the court to hit." A brisk walk or jog for ten or twelve minutes followed by stretching.

Stress: Physical stress, is one of the chief means of enhancing sports performance. Strong workouts, bring changes such as an increase in blood volume and hemoglobin concentration, a proliferation of new capillaries, and the development of fresh sites in the cells for energy production. Chest and lung size may be enhanced as well.

Water: Loss of body fluids through sweating not only reduces performance capacity but can also contribute to heat illness. Workouts in temperatures as high as 95 degrees calls for a pint of fluid every fifteen minutes to maintain proper hydration.

Coolness: The human body functions best when its temperature remains close to normal. any substantial deviation brings a loss of efficiency and can even be dangerous.

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Relaxation: An odd paradox exists in athletics: To do one's best, one is ill advised to try too hard; a sense of philosophical distance almost always yields the best results. Choking is is nothing more than an inability to relax when we take a match too seriously.

Sleep: Sleep loss lessens muscular enzyme activity, a sign that oxidation and therefore the capacity to perform work has diminished. The ability to rejuvenate the body with sleep is a prime ingredient in optimal performance.

"The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter." - Lee Iacocca