Monday, February 21, 2011

Table Tennis and Fitness

 File photo of Wang Liqin's body - he is one of the fittest on tour

M Jagadish
One of the things I noticed at Dubai was World Class Table Tennis players' physique. You cannot miss their well chiseled bodies, sinewy muscles, lean, and highly toned frames.

It is a well known fact that energy transfer happens through the feet first, to the calves, thigh muscles, abs, back, shoulders and finally to the arms!

All these players have worked hard on their bodies and honed them to perfection, ready for the battle on the table.

When you want to play the game semi-professionally or professionally, the following muscles/muscle groups need to be worked upon:
  • Quadriceps
  • Abs
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Chest
  • Shoulders
  • Triceps
  • Lower back
  • Gluts
We will talk more about this in later articles.