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02-12-2012 09:33 PM
stewietennis
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by 2003 View Post
Cyclists, Runners, they train every day. 2 days rest is heaps to them. I mean Marathon runners run the equivilent of 4 marathons in training a week, the top ones. They run 160KM a week.
Tennis players don't just run. If that's the only thing you see that makes tennis players tired, you haven't played tennis. Djokovic ran "only" 11km in the AO Final, and he ran about 10km in the semi two days earlier. I can run 11km in less than couple of hours and recover by the afternoon. The difference is with tennis players is – that's 11km of stopping, starting, changing direction, sudden bursts all the while aiming, anticipating, reacting, planning, jumping and swinging a racket with almost as much power as a boxer. It's difficult enough to run 11km at a leisurely marathon pace but add all those other things to it and you'll be exhausted by the halfway point.

The other main issue is the type of sport you're comparing tennis to. Marathon running is more akin to golf. Tennis is more like boxing, in that, it's gladiatorial, you're directly affected by what your opponent does. An opponent can force you to run, or run backwards, make you play out of your comfort zone or simply overpower you for a win. In marathon running, if an opponent runs faster, you can run faster as well or maintain your speed and catch up later, you're still battling, and in essence dependent on, the terrain – same as golf where if an opponent shoots a better round, you're chasing after his total but it's still you vs the course.
02-11-2012 11:31 PM
2003
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
Most players aren't tired after one match...its usually at the end of the tournament after the accumulation of several taxing matches.
Djokovic USO 2010

Tired after only one recent long match
02-11-2012 11:28 PM
ssin
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

It would be interesting, for the purpose of research, to get a spade and try digging a deep hole like a frantic rabbit, for just 2 hours without a break. That followed by a report on the experience of the next 2-3 days. Maybe the OP can pioneer the research, others would follow.
02-11-2012 08:48 PM
leng jai
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

Most players aren't tired after one match...its usually at the end of the tournament after the accumulation of several taxing matches.
02-11-2012 08:31 PM
2003
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
you really have no clue, do you

sprinting, stopping and sprinting again, changing directions, it's incredibly tough...how can you not be tired should be the question.
Sure if you do it in a 35-40 minute HIIT session.

Over 5-6 hours, its tough no doubt, but theres no excuse for not being resonably fresh after 2 days.
02-11-2012 08:28 PM
2003
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by tennis-hero View Post
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/hear...nce-sports-263

Endurance athletes who exercise for three hours or more have an increased chance of dying from a cardiac arrest
That is an absolute load of crap!

Doing exercise is the best prevention of heart disease.

I can show you a study for anything.
02-11-2012 08:07 PM
ossie
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
you really have no clue, do you

sprinting, stopping and sprinting again, changing directions, it's incredibly tough...how can you not be tired should be the question.
first post nailed it... as is often the case in a thread started by 2003
02-11-2012 07:48 PM
MariaV
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by tennis-hero View Post
2003

once again showing why he deserves the troll of the year title
+1
I could not agree with you more!
02-11-2012 07:45 PM
Li Ching Yuen
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

Tired thread.
02-11-2012 06:52 PM
River
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

If there was ever a time to tell you to "Use Google..."
02-11-2012 06:35 PM
Pirata.
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

Needs a poll, imo
02-11-2012 11:23 AM
pray-for-palestine-and-israel
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/hear...nce-sports-263

Endurance athletes who exercise for three hours or more have an increased chance of dying from a cardiac arrest
02-11-2012 11:19 AM
2003
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

And Tennis hero, globe wide, I could find 1000 people that die of heart attacks every year doing just about anything. Doesnt prove squat.

Having a dicky heart is what causes a heart attack.
02-11-2012 11:17 AM
2003
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

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Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal View Post
NikosureE lol
I can never remember his spelling so just go with the Phonetic

But you know what I mean right? I mean olympic athletes have to run heats, semis, finals, with very little rest.

They dont really get "tired".
02-11-2012 11:17 AM
pray-for-palestine-and-israel
Re: How can a player be "tired" after 2 days rest?

accumilated fatigue

push your body hard enough and damage stays for more than "2days rest"

probably irreversible damage to your joints, your muscles etc

did you know that 1000 people die of heart attacks ever year from running marathons- and not just unhealthy people

even the healthiest of people can suffer heart attacks- if you train more than 4 hours a day you push your body beyond what its naturally capable of

in other words over training is worse than no training at all
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