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Leg Exercises & Workouts for Squash – from Legcyclopedia

Legs are supposed to be the foundation of every squash shot you take, Of course, your core is important, but legs are critical. They are supposed to generate the power and get things moving in the right direction, before the core takes over to transfer the weight and power to the upper portion of your body.

For squash players hence, having strong and at the same time nimble legs could make a big difference.

For squash players and professionals, this page provides a comprehensive set of useful web resources for leg exercises and leg workouts. (Check out details for leg exercises and workouts for various sports)

We hope you find it useful.

Here we go:

Three leg workouts that will help your Squash game – In Squash, everything starts with the legs. Which leg exercises can help you be the best squash player you can possibly be? Get to learn from here! – Link

The best squash-specific exercise you have never heard of! – One of the exercises you’ll often see in many of our sessions and programmes here on the site that really fits the bill, is the rear foot elevated split squat – a favourite of many top sports performance specialists and athletic trainers – Link

Single leg strength for Squash – Single leg strength is essential to improving speed, balance and movement in squash. Many strength programs place too heavy a focus on double-leg exercises such as squats and leg presses, or other non-functional machine weight exercises such as leg extensions and curls. While squats can provide a great foundation and start point to developing lower body strength, it is important to note that single leg strength cannot be fully developed through double leg exercises solely. Get to know more details what else needs to be done – Link

Three Squash workouts to increase agility, endurance and strength – “It involves a complete set of fitness skills including: speed off the mark, endurance, strength and stability,” says squash champ Stephen Coppinger – Link

How off court conditioning gives on-court power – Resources meant to give recreational squash players some tools to help them stay injury free and increase their performance on the court. Squash is quite the complete sport — requiring a combination of a strong core, lower body and upper body. There are a lot of exercises out there that can help you with your squash game, this web page breaks them down to make them as simple as possible so that you can incorporate them into your regular workout routine. – Link

Video: Ignite your squash legs during the season – squash movement drills! – Looking for a session to ignite your legs during the season? Have a look at the video and discover examples of drills that we combine: – Agility and speed with ladder exercises – Strength and balance by running and lunging to the cones – Acceleration and deceleration by running as fast as possible from one cone to another – Low number reps of court sprints for an anaerobic top up – Watch the video

Video: Squash stretches & training exercises – Legs are the most important body part for squash. Learn how to stretch the legs for squash with training lessons from a squash instructor in this free video. Watch the video

Single leg strength for Squash – Single leg strength is essential to improving speed, balance and movement in squash. Many strength programs place too heavy a focus on double-leg exercises such as squats and leg presses, or other non-functional machine weight exercises such as leg extensions and curls. While squats can provide a great foundation and start point to developing lower body strength, it is important to note that single leg strength cannot be fully developed through double leg exercises solely – Read more

Be fast and explosive in squash with these three exercises – Fitness in squash is as important as technique. Investing in strong legs will make you be more explosive and faster on court. The most important groups of muscles for a squash player are the quadriceps and the hamstrings. With these 3 exercises you will improve your leg strength in no time. So give it a try. Read more

Princeton Squash strength training manual for young and developing Squash players– The best way for squash players to get fitter is to play squash. However as young players mature it becomes important to do supplementary off-court physical training to prevent injuries and improve performance. Traditional weight training programs are not optimal for developing strength in junior squash players aged 10-17. Newly developed core and functional strength training techniques are highly appropriate for squash players. The purpose of this guide is to provide examples of strength training most appropriate for young, developing squash players. Link (PDF)

The 3 best stretches for Squash – Improve your squash and minimize injuries with 3 of the best squash stretches. Link

Muscles used when playing Squash – What muscles does Squash work? Playing the game of Squash works all of your major muscle groups, from arms to back and legs. Participating in the sport requires using your entire body, so you can basically get a full workout from just playing one game. Learn more about the muscles used during Squash from this resource – Link

Top 5 functional training exercises for Squash – In order to be supremely fit for Squash you need to do additional exercises to prevent serious injury and life long health issues. It is recommended by fitness experts that functional training is a good improving endurance and strength for Squash. Here are five workout recommendations, with two of them directly for legs. From Onyx Squash Academy. Link

A squash player’s handbook – Wow! One of the most detailed guides online and provides guidance on all aspects of health, nutrition and exercises for squash players. 175 great pages of guidance, with detailed inputs on almost every important aspect for squash players. Link (PDF)

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