Phil Lamoreaux - @PickleballPhil
Detailed instructional outline by @PickleballPhil
1. What did we learn?
We did it! what an awesome 19 days of focusing on our skill development and becoming more fit! I don’t know about you, but I grew in my knowledge about different kinds of exercises and had a paradigm shift regarding how I view training for pickleball. I used to only play pickleball and then do a little bit of cross-training. Occasionally I would go out front and set up cones and do agility drills. What I learned through this 19 day challenge is:
- If I want to get to the next level, it will require commitment in agility, strength, balance, and visualization strategies on a weekly basis.
- I can live without playing just pickleball on a daily basis. I have created a new time to play. instead of playing from 5-7am, or 6-8am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I play from 5:30-7:00am, or 6:30-8:30am. The other half hour that I usually spent playing will be dedicated to these new drills and ones like them moving forward.
- We can do so many things in the comfort of our own home and don’t have to live where it is sunny all the time in order to become more fit (although living in St. George, Ut has been nice).
- When we are a group with one purpose we can support one another with accomplishing our goals.
- This was more for me than any of you. I took so much away from this challenge. This challenge was meant to help others, but in turn changed me moving forward.
- The pros main goals are to help progress this sport moving forward. When @jordan and I began this fun journey it started with the question, “what if we could get a top pro?” So…we asked. What we got in return was so much bigger than we even thought it could be! So many being willing to help. I swear, only in pickleball.
- The elevate part of pickleballist is perfect for creating accountability posts. If I want to accomplish something I have a place with people who will be my accountability partners.
2. What do we do now?@cathparenteau1994, @Lucy.Kovalova.pb, @suzeeanderson13, @Megcharity, and a surprise drill from Tanner Vann who is recovering from tearing his rotator cuff muscles and his labrum on his hitting arm. I’ve been able to play with tanner and his technique while playing is amazing!
3. Now that the extra day is over, what do we do?
Find some time to sit down and evaluate when you did your exercises in your day. Did you find a time during your routine that you could continue to do challenges on a daily basis? Here is the outline that I plan to follow and would love to continue to be supported by the community in doing these and share them with you.
1. Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 30 minutes of a daily challenge. I want to mix and match the drills we have learned and build them into my day
2. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - Visualization 15 minutes, core strengthening 15 minutes
I plan to post the drills I do on a different thread in the Elevate tab. I will start with doing the extra drills that we have been given today and plan to keep it up and report back to you. I will video doing them on my instagram stories https://www.instagram.com/pickleballphil/
4. What are you going to do?
So, what are you going to do? Please leave in the chat below What are you going to do to apply the knowledge you have gained.
EXTRA DAY DRILLS
- Spider pushups - @PickleballPhil
- Burpees with pushup and jump (I think because it’s our last day, lets get this!) 60 seconds @Lucy.Kovalova.pb
- Quick two feet jump forward and backwards (advanced do it single leg for set 2, and 3) 60 seconds or 20 seconds each foot @cathparenteau1994
- Pushup leg raise twist 60 seconds - @Megcharity
- Pyramid footwork drill with paddle, Shadow 90 seconds each Tanner Vann
- Curtsey lunge with an oblique crunch 10 each side @Corrine
- Transversus Abdominus exercise 1 minute @suzeeanderson13
- Knees on the ground, hands on weights for wrist issues
- slow down the speed, no jump, don’t stand up, but raise your hands over your head.
- slow down, alternate feet instead of jumping.
- regular pushups, lay on side and bring leg back behind you for 30 seconds and then switch to lay on other side.
- Don’t cross feet, slow down and don’t run backwards.
- step behind the other foot and balance then bring elbow towards hip
- no need to alter this one. It is PERFECT for ALL AGES
I am a specialist when it comes to evaluating your day and helping you create habits. Message me if you had difficulty and would like me to help you learn how to build habits in more detail. https://www.instagram.com/pickleballphil/
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 explain how you you have changed during this 19 day challenge I know I have and plan to continue.