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  1. Do you recommend stretching the arms + shoulders (rotator calf) with elastic bands before matches? Or should that be done outside of the court for other purposes?

  2. Can you explain the reason for walking forward during the hamstring stretches (1st and 3rd)? I don't see the benefit and it seems like both can be done standing in place.

  3. Hi Ian, Can you please give some tips on increasing our height upto 6 feet. My age is 16years and my height is 5'6 inch.

  4. Hello Ian, Thanks to you and your team for ALL your excellent tennis teachings. I have a question. What should we eat before and after the usual daily tennis practice session? Looking forward to hear from you. Thanks, Neha

  5. Excellent Video! Excuse me for butting in, I would love your opinion. Have you thought about – Parlandealey Flexible Elbow Process (just google it)? It is a good one off guide for learning how to cure tennis elbow without the normal expense. Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my buddy at very last got great results with it.

  6. Thanks for this video. I train many hours a day and for a few weeks I have felt really bored of my worm up. Your exercises inspired me. Thanks 🙂

  7. I´ve been using this warm up for about a year, and I can tell it´s the best. No injuries since I´ve been doing this. So grateful to you Ian!

  8. Loved the stretching exercises. If you would do more in depth and also explain what are the most common injuries in tennis, that would be great. I find physiotherapists don't know anything about tennis. Thanks so much. I have been watching all your videos and sending your links to my tennis group.

  9. I didn't warm up properly before using the ball firing machine on full power and have badly hurt my shoulders. Warming is important and so is not using the machine on fall blast!

  10. Very helpful Ian. I didn't realize how much I needed this.  Looking forward to reaping the benefits.  Will be using it tomorrow. Thanks very much!

  11. hi ian ……. can you please make a video of fitness for tennis……. like a schedule for everyday……. fitness

  12. Thanks for the specific exercises Ian, as I get older I'am starting to realize how important it is to warm up and stretch.

  13. good video I've been using this with my tennis team, do you have any recommendations for stretching exercises in the end of a match, maybe more static stretching?

  14. I have a history of rotator cuff impingement problems as well and was wondering if you might consider doing a more in-depth video on your strength/stretching routines specifically for your shoulders?

  15. Can I just ask do you need to grunt in tennis, my coach does it but only for his serves, I don't get the grunting thing?


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