Catherine Parenteau - @cathparenteau1994
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
Man!!! Day 2 was awesome and I really felt the burn! Let’s Set aside ANOTHER 19 minutes to complete ANOTHER awesome challenge today! It’s cool to see the growth as a community and all the support you guys are giving each other! Remember, this is what Elevate is all about! It’s yours to improve your live through the community and be supported by others!
1. What are we doing
Today we are so blessed to have Catherine Parenteau as our instructor! She is one the top players in the world! It’s been fun to see her come into the came and really make noise! Catherine is going to take us through 6 awesome drills that will get our heart rate up and improve our leg strength and speed!
2. Why it works
Remember your brain is hardwired to function within routine and habits. Try to do your drills at the same time in your routine! High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT is designed to get your heart rate up to a high level fast and for a short period of time. Keep up the good work guys!
3. How it relates to pickleball
Leg strength and power is so important in pickleball. Especially when it comes to squats because we spend so much time in this position. In fact, after the first two years of playing I started to have some pain in my knee and after going to a physical therapist friend I found out my hamstrings had shortened because I had played pickleball so much and was squatting so much. I immediately started stretching my hamstrings.
4. Outline & Demonstration
The activities are as follows: (Cone drills are 1-minute and the non-cone drills are 30 seconds.)
- (1 min) Square drill (with cones) going counter clockwise
- (30 sec) Lunges
- (1 min) Square drill clockwise
- (30 sec) Wall sits - this one kills!
- (1 min) Shuffle to the right; pretend forehand dink; shuffle to the left; pretend backhand dink
- (30 sec) Squats
Do all of this again a second time
5. Go & Do - Return & Report
Review how this fit in your day ALWAYS! Sometimes it takes multiple times of your routine to find out what you are willing to do consistently. Now, reply to this post and put your proof you completed the challenge! This is a GREAT video challenge for all of us to do that will help us improve our lives and ultimately work together towards a greater goal!
Modifications: don’t run backwards, turn and run forward again. wall sits don’t sit down as far