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      Robert Gardos Cool Training

      Robert Gardos is currently preparing for the upcoming European Championships at the Werner Schlager Academy. Check out this cool training footage of Robert practising his footwork on the multi ball table today.


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      I had to look twice to see what the coach was doing. That tethering is new to me. What is the aim of that approach, to keep from going too close to the table?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Tinykin View Post
      I had to look twice to see what the coach was doing. That tethering is new to me. What is the aim of that approach, to keep from going too close to the table?
      Looks real cool, I'm going to try get one of these. I think it's to make it harder for Robert to move wide forehand? They use these types resistance drills in rugby, football and sprinting etc. But I could be wrong here...

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      It's resistance training! By adding resistance to Robert's movement, he gains speed and strength. Classic resistance training. I've never seen much of it in TT though. Pretty sweet!

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      I'm very familiar with resistance training. The point of this exercise is to build explosiveness, so he will get from backhand pivot to wide forehand faster. Very cool!

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      Yea first time that I also see this used in table tennis. I think that's quite effective way to train resistance. Would be nice to try it :P

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      OK, as a senior EJ, it behooves me to give this a try..........as the trainer of course
      Where are these things sold?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Tinykin View Post
      OK, as a senior EJ, it behooves me to give this a try..........as the trainer of course
      Where are these things sold?
      Any pet store I guess

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      Actually, I was thinking along those lines for a cheap substitute. But I didn't want to say it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by WiWa View Post
      Any pet store I guess
      Haha!

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      Actually, I was thinking along those lines for a cheap substitute. But I didn't want to say it.
      Haha me to, I think we could possibly get one from a gym store or something, similar to what they use when training someone to sprint.

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      Quote Originally Posted by TTMB2 View Post
      I'm very familiar with resistance training. The point of this exercise is to build explosiveness, so he will get from backhand pivot to wide forehand faster. Very cool!
      I'm not familiar with resistance training during multiball drills, especially falkenburg.
      I agree it will help with explosiveness but I don't agree using it with certain drills and multi ball is one of them.

      With Chinese footwork, we rely on body weight and using our legs as a spring to move around. And Robert's taking off to wide FH seems like he is taking too long and require an extra step to push out. Once he pushes out, his return is very week (no power).
      The resistant is helping with one thing but not another. I would say rather using resistence training without balls.

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