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Squash Stretches & Training Exercises : Strengthening the Upper Body for Squash

Okay, one of the best exercises that you can
do for the upper body are push ups. If you don’t have time to do a lot of weight lifting
or not into it, if you could do some push ups every day you’ll be amazed. Because when
you hit a squash ball, yes, the legs are probably the most important part of your game, but
if you have a good, strong upper body, it’s going to allow you to turn and to hit the
ball with more pace on your forehand and backhand. So just do some push ups. So you want, what
you want to do is just put your hands about shoulder width apart and try to have a straight
back and just do quality. You don’t have to do a million push ups. Just do some nice,
slow, easy ones. And you can move the hands around. So this will make it a little tougher
on the triceps. And this will make it a little tougher on the traps. But this also works
the back very well. So this is a great exercise. If you just do push ups, you’ll be amazed
at how quickly your upper body strength improves. And you don’t have to do much else. You could
do a few other things, but if that’s the one thing you’re going to do, do push ups. And
then do sit ups. So sit ups are pretty basic. We all probably don’t like them, but if you
want to prevent lower back injuries and be stronger, because the mid section is really,
everyone wants the big biceps and big legs, but if you’re strong in the middle, it connects
the whole body together. So what you want to do is just lay like this, knees up, and
you can just lift your hips up and then try to crunch and hold it. And then let your hips
go down. So lift your hips up, crunch up, hold it. So there’s probably a lot of videos
you may have seen on doing sit ups and other things, but I’m just here to hopefully encourage
you to do it because, I’m not going to add that much to it, but if you do the sit ups
and you do the push ups, along with the leg strengthening and stretching exercises, you’ll
be amazed at how much fitter you get quickly.

David Frank



  1. Dylan Posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:23 am

    how long do u reckon it would take to get good upper body strength and descent abs?

  2. Dylan Posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:41 am

    and how many a day?

  3. Jo Chris Posted on July 18, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Interestingly enough, you really don't "need" a lot of exercises, weight, or a gym to actually build upper body muscle. The push-ups are one of the best ways to build your upper body.

  4. londontrada Posted on September 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

    instead of counting them, try doing them non stop for say 1 or 2 minutes

  5. Raymond Huynh Posted on June 6, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Push ups are excellent. Don't bench weights to begin with just do push ups and do more and more and more. Eventually when they get too easy you can switch to weights.

  6. Salty Box Gaming Posted on May 8, 2012 at 2:25 am

    you need power in your legs, uppper body could care less for when getting power. All the power comes from your legs.

  7. Karim Popatia Posted on December 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    thank you for stating the most obvious exercises because everyone who watched this video is to stupid to think of them

  8. Paweł Paprota Posted on January 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Isn't it that doing pushups makes you good at doing pushups but not much more?