Physical training is very important in table tennis. It helps you improve the endurance and the power of your shots.
Why do we need to focus on the power of the core?
The core is very important in table tennis. That’s is the core that generates the power of your shots, not the forearm.
Having good core stability helps you to maintain correct and stable techniques during rallies.
If you have a weak core, then you will lack the explosive power in your shots.
Professional players trained for the core
Here is how the professional players have trained to improve the physical strength of the core.
Xu Xin said in the Stiga Interview:
“I trained my back a lot. If my back muscle is strong, then I can have the better quality in my shots”.
Fan Zhendong was training with the abdomen core strength.
Train with the Med Ball
If you don’t have Med Ball, then you can train like Hugo Calderano.
But it could be easier with Med Ball.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.