Here’s a quick shoulder exercise routine that you can do when you take the courts. All you’ll need is a resistance band and something to loop it through, like the net or a chain link fence. I like to do 3 sets of 15 reps of each exercise with each arm.
Once upon a time, my tennis shoes were for strictly tennis. How things change! Now while I still wear running shoes to run, my go-to shoes for gym workouts (primarily HIIT and Tabata routines) are made for the court.
Today I’m pitting two of my favorite lightweight tennis shoes, the Asics Gel Solution Speed 2 and the KSwiss Ultra Express, against each other for their cross training effectiveness. When it comes to training shoes, I look for something that is lightweight, comfortable, stable and colorful. Yes, cosmetics count and count for a lot.
Let’s break down the match-up.
First, we can start with some of the statistics from Roger Federer‘s illustrious career…
- most Grand Slam titles (17)
- most Grand Slam final appearances (25) and consecutive appearances (10)
- most consecutive Grand Slam SF (23) and QF (36) appearances
- shares the record for most titles at three of the four Grand Slams: Wimbledon (7), US Open (5) and Australian Open (4)
- most weeks ranked as world #1 (302)
- only player to be ranked #1 for 200 consecutive weeks
- ranked as one of the top two players in the world for a record 346 consecutive weeks
- holds the longest ever winning streak on grass (65 matches)
- holds the longest and second-longest ever winning streaks on hard courts (56 matches, 36 matches)
- holds the longest and second-longest ever winning streak against top 10 opponents (26 matches, 17 matches)
- most consecutive finals won (24)
- most consecutive Grand Slam appearances (60)
**records are for male players in the Open era