Healthy: No Hamstring Issues
April 8 – I did the Diamond Dozen
April 9 – I did the Diamond Dozen
April 10 – After my hamstring injury, I was able to enter into a full week of tennis and DDP Yoga. I did an hour of tennis drills for the first time since my injury. I felt quite limber. This helped my volleys and especially my overhead. Beyond that, I felt like my wind was better. The only thing I did not notice a big difference with was my footwork. It was not worse, but it was also not better. I think residual benefits of DDP Yoga such as weight loss will eventually make my footwork better so I wanted to note that now. DDP Yoga is done from stationary positions so one should not expect it to function like jumping rope for tennis footwork.
April 11 – I did 20 minutes of my own combination of DDP Yoga moves/poses as I did not want to wake anyone by playing the video.
April 12 – I did the Diamond Dozen
April 13 – I did my own combination again.
April 14 – I took a day off
- Tennis Benefits from Week 2: A looser spine and shoulders helped me strike the ball more freely. This was especially true on my overhead and volleys.
- Conditioning Benefits from Week 2: Increased flexibility and stamina was noticable
- Weight Loss from Week 2: 3 lbs/1.36 kg