Lucy Kovalova - @Lucy.Kovalova.pb
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
1. What are we doing
Setting aside ANOTHER 19 minutes to complete ANOTHER awesome challenge! We do this in order to grow together as a community and build habits that are going to keep us moving forward towards our ultimate goals! We have such a great opportunity to get taught by Lucy Kovalova! She is one of the BEST players in the world! I love the drills that she has us doing. It is a great mix of paddle/ball, cardio, and core strengthening. It’s great to get to see behind the minds of these pros and be able to see some of their drills that they do to become who they are.
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! @Lucy.Kovalova.pb gives us a great round of exercises that focus on eye hand coordination, calfs and core strengthening. Lucy does a great job of explaining why it works. Watch the video and you will find out!
3. How it relates to pickleball
I feel like I could be a broken record with all these exercises and how they relate to pickleball. I will say that my lateral movement has increased in speed and control. I have loved the extra balance work and the strengthening of my legs, specifically lateral strengthening. have you found anything changing in your day?
4. Outline & Demonstration
- (1 min) Jump Rope
- (20 each of the following exercises)
- Forehand Volleys
- Backhand Volleys
- Forehand Dinks
- Backhand Dinks
- Forehand Volley and Dink Combo
- Backhand Volley and Dink Combo
- (1 min) Reverse lunge with a jump
- (1 min) Side to side shuffle-4 big steps between markers
- (30 each) Crunch with a hold on top
- (20 each side) Elbow to knee crunch
(1 min) Jump Rope ➞ Jumping jacks, fast feet or high knees
(50 each side) Volleys and Dinks ➞ Bounce a ball on the paddle face and/or the edge if you don’t have a wall
(1 min) Reverse lunge with a jump ➞ Eliminate the jump or Step Ups, Glute Bridge or Kettle Bell Swing
5. Go & Do - Return & Report
Review how this fits 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!