French open inspired weight loss: burn 500 calories per hour playing tennis

With all that stretching, maneuvering and running to receive and return the ball toward your opponent; playing tennis especially the singles game is a high calorie burning activity.

The Roland Garros team may not need to visit the gym anytime soon with all the workout they are having on the clay court

Some fitness benefits of Tennis

Improves Speed – through a series of side-to-side ; up and downsprints to chase the ball.

Improved coordination : Hand-eye coordination is developed due to the frequent  stops, starts ,sideways movements and serves that characterize the game of tennis.

Improves metabolic function and burns fat


Top Tips for Tennis and Weight Loss

Play tennis with someone who also wants to lose weight – they will also be focused on playing in a way that helps weight loss.

Have a long warm up – playing in such a way as to keep the ball ‘in-play’ for as long as possible – you could challenge yourselves as to how many times you can get the ball back and forth over the net without interruption

Play the game with only one ball and run for it every time it goes out of play.

Don’t stand around in- between points; jump up and down, step side to side or jog on the spot to keep moving.


Cardio tennis

Cardio tennis is a high-intensity exercise program that incorporates tennis into calisthenics, running, fitness drills and up-tempo music delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout.

It’s a great workout because its gives an opportunity to burn twice as much fat  than just playing just regular tennis

Some selected gyms and tennis clubs offer cardio tennis

It uses low-compression balls to keep the action going for tennis players of varying abilities

Cardio tennis advocates say women will burn about 300 to 500 calories per hour in cardio tennis, while men can burn twice those figures.

But don’t let a good tennis workout go to waste by overeating. Complement your tennis workouts with well-balanced meals that are low in saturated fats to accelerate weight loss.


Track your workout with a Fitbit blaze or tennis Keeper

Buy any fitness tracker at Amazon to track your performance

Fitbit blaze is a wearable fitness device with advanced technology to track your workouts, monitor your performance stats, and gauge your progress.

Tennis keeper is another device tracks your performance and gives a summary of calories burned

Stay fit in the spirit of the French Open.



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